Geographic Data

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  1. The Wildife Conservation Society (WCS) provides geographic data for informational purposes only. You may download, distribute or copy the data or the information contained therein for non-commercial, educational or scientific purposes only. Any other use of such information or data requires express permission from WCS. Any products, including but not limited to, maps, projects, or data layers, created with this data must be attributed to the Wildlife Conservation Society with the following phrase, “This product has been created with data from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Mannahatta Project.”
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Species include: Gray wolf, Beaver, Habor porpoise, Mountain lion, River Otter, Masked shrew, Black bear, Heath hen, Spotted sandpiper, Scarlet tanager, Timber rattlesnake, Spotted turtle, Marbled salamander, Green frog, Human, Northern Short-tailed Shrew.

Please note that, Mannahatta’s Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is not currently available, however you can view the DEM data and several of the other datasets listed above at the OASIS website, by turning on layers under “Historical Land Use.”

As they become available, data from the Welikia Project will also be posted here. Now available are our first Welikia datasets, for the Newtown Creek watershed and the Bronx between the Bronx River and the Harlem River: