In conjunction with changes within the Federal Geographic Data Committee, National Geospatial Data Asset (FGDC NGDA) Biodiversity and Ecosystems Theme, the theme’s leadership proposed and had accepted a formal name change for GAP’s National Land Cover Dataset. The new name, GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems, conveys the ecological richness of the map legend and the ongoing collaboration between the National GAP and LANDFIRE Programs. For more information about NGDAs please see: http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/blog/gap-datasets-recognized-as-national-geospatial-data-assets/
Coming soon….official release of the new GAP/LANDFIRE National Terrestrial Ecosystems data. Please watch our web site for updates and access to this new dataset.