• National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands WMS

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is the principal Federal agency that provides information to the public on the extent and status of the Nation's wetlands. The Service's strategic plan for our vast national wetland data holdings is focused on the development, updating, and dissemination of wetlands data and information to Service resource managers and the public. The development of the Wetlands Mapping Service (WMS) is in direct response to the need to integrate digital wetland data with other resource information to produce timely and relevant management and decision support tools. Wetlands provide a multitude of ecological, economic and social benefits. They provide habitat for fish, wildlife and a variety of plants. Wetlands are nurseries for many saltwater and freshwater fishes and shellfish of commercial and recreational importance. Wetlands are also important landscape features because they hold and slowly release flood water and snow melt, recharge groundwater, act as filters to cleanse water of impurities, recycle nutrients, and provide recreation and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of people.

    Data and Resources

    Metadata Source

    Harvested from ServCat

    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Sep 18, 2012
    Metadata Created Date Dec 02, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Dec 02, 2013
    Reference Date(s) Sep 01, 2012 (publication)
    Responsible Party U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email Wetlands_team@fws.gov
    Access Constraints ["Use Constraints: The use of trade, product, industry or firm names or products is for informative purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the U.S. Government or the Fish and Wildlife Service. Links to non-Service Web sites do not imply any official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service endorsement of the opinions or ideas expressed therein or guarantee the validity of the information provided. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and (or) the National Wetlands Inventory would be appreciated in products derived from these data.", "Access Constraints: None"]
    Bbox East Long -64.549579
    Bbox North Lat 71.99633
    Bbox South Lat 13.166674
    Bbox West Long 144.599995
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Harvest Object Id 3f94af5a-b88c-4567-a2ca-3e2cd7fa12f3
    Harvest Source Id 8208fdb6-1be4-4d2b-957c-fa31cdf5ad9a
    Harvest Source Title ServCat
    Licence ["Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the use of these data."]
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress underDevelopment
    Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.599995, 13.166674], [-64.549579, 13.166674], [-64.549579, 71.99633], [144.599995, 71.99633], [144.599995, 13.166674]]]}
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1977-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 9999-01-01

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