CAM ECOSYSTEMS MAP
ALL FILES ARE PRODUCED UNDER THE WORLD BANK/NETHERLANDS PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE CCAD
This is the complete set of publicly available published files. These files are public domain, but users should properly quote the authors.
For authorized users, a 80 GB hard drive is available with the full set of satellites images. For more information please consult WICE at the email at the bottom of this page.
The map report should be cited as: Vreugdenhil, D., J. Meerman, A. Meyrat, L. Diego Gómez, and D. J. Graham. 2002. Map of the Ecosystems of Central America: Final Report. World Bank, Washington, D.C.
Fishes are good indicators for aquatic ecosystems, so we made a distribution table for fresh water and estuarine fishes of Central America.
No digital reports are available for Costa Rica and Panama
The legend file of the GIS systems has been synchronized with the final report. The GIS files from this website are all loaded with the updated legend file. Recipients of the CD version of the map need to replace the file "leyen14my.avl" with the updated legend file "final_legend.avl". We have also prepared a bilingual printable legend version as a legend web page., as well as a legend file in Excel. You can safe that file as an htm file and print it at your convenience by entering in your browser: File / safe.
The regional geographical information system may be cited as: World Bank and CCAD. 2000. "Ecosystems of Central America (Arcview map files at 1:250,000)." World Bank, Comisión Centroamerica de Ambiente y Desarrollo (CCAD), World Institute for Conservation and Environment (WICE), and the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CIAT), Washington, D.C. (http://www.worldbank.org/ca-env).
PRINTABLE MAP SHEETS
The region is divided into 26X36 inch map sheets that can be
downloaded for printing from a 36 inch plotter, or in small parts from a regular
printer. To reproduce the set of 1:250,000 maps sheets, use Micrososft Powerpoint (also possible in Corel Presentations).
We provide two maps with hyperlinks to each individual map sheet. The first map links to previews of each map sheet. These are specially prepared efficient images that upload quickly, even on a telephone internet connection. We also provide a preview for the entire region. This specially treated page allows you to see a clear map of the entire region with a clearly readable text.
In the second map, a click on the desired map sheet will download the zipped file. The file sizes vary from 150 - 450 KB and should be downloadable from a telephone connection.
Following the linked maps we provide zip file with a set of maps for each country. At the end of that list is a link to the file that prints an overview of the entire map at a scale of approximately 1:2,800,000.. Those files are considerably bigger and it may be problematic to download those from a phone connection.
By clicking on the desired map sheet, this map allows you to preview the printable map sheets:
Map 1:Preview Pages Click Map
By clicking on the desired map sheet, this map allows you to download the zipped map sheets printable at 1:250,000.
Map 2: Files Download Click Map
PRINTABLE MAPS BY COUNTRY SETS:
A set of metadata files has been prepare under the courteous guidance of Eric Van Praag of the USGS EROS Data Center to meet the standards of the USGS.
To download the metadata click down below. For reach country there is a zipped set in several formats. The regional map contains a set for all the countries as well as for the region in one zip file.
For each country we have prepared image mosaics of reduced detail from the images used in the mapping exercise. These mosaics allow you to overlay the map files over the images. Most of these files are very large and may not be downloadable from a telephone connection. Sometimes the browser will tell you that the file cannot be found. This is not caused by a poor link, but by a problem in the internet connection, particularly during hours that internet traffic is heavy. The best thing is to try downloading later,
LANDSAT pathrows Central America.
CENTRAL AMERICA BIODIVERSITY MONITORING DATABASE
Glosario de Términos de Biodiversidad
Kappelle, M. 2004. Diccionario de la Biodiversidad. Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) & Cooperación Española (AECI). Including 5,739 terms. INBio Press, Santo Domingo de Heredia. Es un dictionario de casi 6000 términos en línea escrito por Dr. Maarten Kappelle (2004) con financiamiento de la Cooperación Español y publicado en línea por INBio de Costa Rica. (Spanish only). Hicímos un archivo en formato xls para uso off-line: Glosario de términos
Forestry measurements by Cris Brack of the Australian National University. Updates are available from: http://sres-associated.anu.edu.au/mensuration/index.htm
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