A Resource for the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)


Wildfire Management Uses PAD-US

Fighting wildfires requires access to lots of geospatial information, which is used to plan and direct on the ground responses, determine responsibility areas (federal vs. state, etc.), track historical information for analysis, etc.  PAD-US data is a crucial part of…

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New Federal Recreation Lands Poster

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Data from the newly-published USGS PAD-US 2.0 has enabled the development of a poster highlighting federal recreation lands and waters in the U.S. Developed by GreenInfo Network for the National Park Service, the brochure is 32″x 20″. It displays a map…

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PAD-US and City/Regional Park Agencies

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If you work for  a city parks department or a regional parks and open space district, or for any local public agency, you probably have workable GIS data for your own park holdings. But if you’re looking for what’s around…

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