SC GAP metadata are listed under Metadata Categories by names of the map products in alphabetical order. For the category habitat, the metadata are available only for each group of species.
- Species Habitats - Amphibian
- Species Habitats - Bird
- Species Habitats - Mammal
- Species Habitats - Reptile
- Species Richness (Currently not available)
Note: GAP data is in the Geographic Coordinate System - UTM, ZONE 17, meters, Datum NAD27.
Project Documentation and Summary Results
A GAP Analysis of South Carolina 2001 Final Report, A Geographical Approach to Planning for Biological Diversity provides a summation of the scientific process used for this project for the study area of South Carolina. The report includes development of data, methods, analysis, results, and interpretive analysis of the project.
In the final phase of GAP analysis, individual products created in the previous steps were integrated and analyzed together to produce the information on the distribution and management status of the biological diversities. Percentages and areas of each land cover type and species habitat were calculated for different land stewardship and management categories. The results were summarized in two tables which are listed below. Those tables are in Microsoft Excel format.
Land Cover Analysis summary table
This table provides the area in square kilometers of distribution of each mapped land cover type by management status and land steward, and the percent of each type's total distribution in each category. The cover type is identified by its unique code. More information on land cover and stewardship is available from online help.
Habitat Analysis summary table
This table provides the area in square kilometers of mapped species habitat by management status and land steward, and the percent of each habitat's total distribution in each category. The table lists all the species by their unique ITIS code. More information about the species is presented in online help.