National Park Service

Inventory & Monitoring (I&M)


Area by landowner in the Western US Land cover area by category (Anderson Level II) in the Southeastern US Forest density in Cuyahoga National Park and surrounding region Forest landscape pattern in the Southeastern US Protected areas surrounded by housing density along the front range of Colorado Total human population by Census block-group in the local area surrounding Saguaro National Park Weighted road density in the Great Lakes region of the US and Canada

About NPScape

NPScape is a landscape dynamics monitoring project that provides landscape-level data, tools, and evaluations for natural resource management, planning, and interpretation. The target audience for NPScape spans the range from GIS specialists who will benefit from the geospatial products, to ecologists and natural resource specialists who will be interested in the landscape metrics presented in a local and regional context, to park superintendents and other land managers who can incorporate the maps and graphics into reports or briefings.


Landscape Dynamics Viewer
(Interactive Map)

Landscape Dynamics Map Viewer

The Landscape Dynamics metric viewer provides a user-friendly, interactive map that allows non-GIS specialists to explore Landscape Dynamics GIS data.
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Saguaro National Park
Housing Density (Map Movie)

Saguaro National Park Population Density Movie

Movie shows historic housing density at Saguaro National Park since 1970, to the present, and projected to the year 2100.
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Landscape Dynamics Map Services
(ArcGIS and GoogleEarth)

Landscape Dynamics Map Services

Landscape Dynamics map services allow users to view Landscape Dynamics GIS data and produce custom maps in a variety of programs, including ArcGIS and Google Earth.
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Case Study: Upstream Landscape Dynamics of US National Parks

Upstream Dynamics Report Cover

Upstream Landscape Dynamics of US National Parks with Implications for Water Quality and Watershed Management (Monahan and Gross 2012).
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