Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)

Metadata Updated: June 8, 2018

The USGS Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) project is an online mapping information system consisting of a large collection of species occurrence datasets (e.g., plants and animals) found in the United States, U.S. Territories and relevant geospatial layers. Species occurrences are records of organisms at a particular time and location that are often collected as part of biological field studies and taxonomic collections. These data serve as a foundation for biodiversity and conservation research.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 2, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update quarterly
Frequency Of Update quarterly

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI CKAN Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 2, 2016
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party US Geological Survey Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, & Libraries Program (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: Data Use Agreement Adapted from the Data Use Agreement of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). Background Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON) is committed to providing free and open access to primary species occurrence data. Data currently available through BISON are contributed by U.S. Federal and State agencies, universities, and non-profit organizations, either directly to BISON or indirectly through their participation in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). GBIF Participants who have signed the GBIF Memorandum of Understanding have expressed their willingness to make biodiversity data available through their nodes to foster scientific research development internationally and to support the public use of these data. GBIF data sharing should take place within a framework of due attribution. Therefore, using data available through BISON requires agreement with the following: 1. Data Use Agreements A. The quality and completeness of data cannot be guaranteed. Users employ these data at their own risk. B. Users shall respect restrictions of access to sensitive data. C. In order to make attribution of use for owners of the data possible, the identifier of ownership of data must be retained with every data record. D. Users must publicly acknowledge, in conjunction with the use of the data, the data publishers whose biodiversity data they have used. Data publishers may require additional attribution of specific collections within their institution. E. Users must comply with additional terms and conditions of use set by the data publisher. Where these exist they will be available through the metadata associated with the data. 2. Citing Data Use the following format to cite data retrieved from BISON: [Data Provider or Owner name]. [Resource or dataset name] published by [Data Provider name, address or affiliation(s)] (Accessed through Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), http://bison.usgs.gov, YYYY-MM-DD) For example: Field Museum of Natural History. U.S. Bird Occurrences published by Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Washington Burke Museum, and University of Turku (Accessed through Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), https://bison.usgs.gov, 2007-02-22) Or Gordon, J. U.S. Bird Occurrences published by Field Museum of Natural History, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of Washington Burke Museum, and University of Turku (Accessed through Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON), https://bison.usgs.gov, 2007-02-22), Access Constraints: There are no access restrictions, but accepting the terms of a data use agreement is required for downloading data.
Bbox East Long -63
Bbox North Lat 74.00000
Bbox South Lat 17.00000
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
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Temporal Extent Begin 1600-01-01

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