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contUS (MapServer)

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Service Description: This map contains the terrestrial ecosystems in the conterminous United States developed during a United States Geological Survey’s (USGS) global ecosystems mapping effort. Terrestrial ecosystem distribution mapping used a geospatial mapping methodology based on a deductive, biophysical stratification approach to delineate ecosystems by their major structural elements (Sayre and others, 2009). First major ecosystem structural components were modeled (bioclimates, land surface forms, surficial lithology and topographic moisture position) and spatially combined to produce a new set of biophysical settings, termed ecosystem structural footprints, to characterize the abiotic (physical) potential of the environment. Aggregation of the unique structural footprints into the terrestrial ecosystems classification developed by NatureServe was the final step (Comer and others, 2003). Additional information and access to this data is available at

Map Name: Layers


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Dynamic Legend

Dynamic All Layers

Layers: Description:

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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