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contAF (MapServer)

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Service Description: This map contains the terrestrial ecosystems in Africa developed during the United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) global ecosystems mapping effort. Development of the terrestrial ecosystems used a previously developed geospatial mapping methodology based on a deductive, biophysical stratification approach to delineate ecosystems by their major structural elements (Sayre and others, 2013). Three major ecosystem structural components were modeled (bioclimates, land surface forms and surficial lithology) and spatially combined to produce a new set of biophysical settings, termed ecosystem structural footprints, to characterize the abiotic (physical) potential of the environment. Additional information and access to this data is available at

Map Name: Layers


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Dynamic Legend

Dynamic All Layers

Layers: Description:

Copyright Text:

Spatial Reference: 102100  (3857)

Single Fused Map Cache: false

Initial Extent: Full Extent: Units: esriMeters


Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: true

MaxRecordCount: 1000

MaxImageHeight: 4096

MaxImageWidth: 4096

Supported Query Formats: JSON, AMF, geoJSON

Min Scale: 0

Max Scale: 0

Supports Datum Transformation: true

Child Resources:   Info   Dynamic Layer

Supported Operations:   Export Map   Identify   QueryDomains   Find   Return Updates