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World Terrestrial Ecosystems (WTE) 2020

Metadata Updated: July 6, 2024

The World Terrestrial Ecosystems datalayer is a global raster dataset at a 250 m spatial resolution where 431 ecosystem types are identified and mapped. Each ecosystem type is a unique combination of vegetation/land cover, climate region, and landform. The data is available as attached file "USGSEsriTNCWorldTerrestrialEcosystems2020.mpkx" at The data are distributed in Esri map package format (USGSEsriTNCWorldTerrestrialEcosystems2020.mpkx) and can be used by any software that can process this format, sometimes requiring minor format adjustments. NOTE: This global dataset replaces the Terrestrial Ecosystems of the Conterminous United States, NGDAID4,

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date July 6, 2024
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Identifier USGS:6296791ed34ec53d276bb293
Data Last Modified 20221021
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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