The web services leveraged by this application's map have been made publicly available, and are free to use by anyone. Our intention is to make it easy for GIS desktop users and developers to find new and interesting applications for the data provided.
Terms of Service
By using the web services you agree to credit the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) and include the date of data currency in any publication. You also agree not to publish Crucial Habitat data that has been altered or modified in any way, including any modifications to the color scheme as displayed on the wafwachat.org website. The crucial habitat layer cannot be used on an external GIS viewer website without proper notification and attributions to WAFWA.
Hexagon Attributes Access
ArcGIS for Desktop Access
To visualize the Hexagon layers in ArcGIS for Desktop, users can access an ArcGIS Online hosted feature service. To add data from ArcGIS Online, use the Add Data arrow on the Standard Toolbar and click Add data from ArcGIS Online.
With the ArcGIS Online data search utility open, Search for “Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies” or “WAFWA” to find the feature service. Click the add link to bring the data into your current ArcGIS for Desktop session.
Web Mapping Service (WMS) Access
GeoServer is used to provide information about individual features across the various map layers. The data is in the Web Mercator projection (EPSG:3857). The map service is hosted at http://opengeocluster.appgeo.com/geoserver/web/.
The single layer containing crucial habitat rankings is
Here is an example of a request for 10 features in GeoJSON format:
http://opengeocluster.appgeo.com/geoserver/wafwachat/ows ?service=WFS &version=1.0.0 &request=GetFeature &typeName=wafwachat:WGA_CHS &maxfeatures=10 &outputformat=json
The following is a lookup table of attribute labels and their corresponding names in the data.
|Crucial Habitat Rank||
|Terrestrial Crucial Habitat||
|Aquatic Crucial Habitat||
|Species of Concern||
|Terrestrial Species of Concern||
|Aquatic Species of Concern||
|Large Natural Areas||
|Natural Veg. Communities||
|Landscape Condition Summary||
|Riparian and Wetland Habitat Distribution||
|Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance||
|Terrestrial Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance||
|Aquatic Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance||
Map tile images are served from Amazon S3, and made available through simple HTTP requests.
Zoom Levels Available:
Available Tile Layers
|Crucial Habitat Rank|
|Terrestrial Crucial Habitat|
|Aquatic Crucial Habitat|
|Species of Concern|
|Terrestrial Species of Concern|
|Aquatic Species of Concern|
|Large Natural Areas|
|Natural Veg. Communities|
|Landscape Condition Summary|
|Riparian and Wetland Habitat Distribution|
|Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance|
|Terrestrial Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance|
|Aquatic Species of Econ and/or Recreational Importance|
|Watershed Boundary (HUC 6)|
|Lesser Prairie Chicken Estiamted Occupied Range|
|Lesser Prairie Chicken Focal Areas and Connectivity Zones|