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Web Mapping Services

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WYNDD publishes data from our central database as a collection of web mapping services that can be consumed directly by GIS software, or included in web mapping applications like our Data Explorer. These services provide fast access to simplified versions of our observation data, distribution models, and range maps. We recommend using WMS services for speed. Use http://prod.wyndd.org/geoserver/WYNDD/ows?service=WFS&version=2.0.0&request=GetCapabilities to see the available layers and capabilities.

Currently, our web mapping services include:

 

Generalized Observations

This service consists of  observation data summarized to townships, conveying a quick picture of where the taxon has been observed in the state. Townships are used to summarize data in accordance with our data sensitivity policies. The default symbology for this service depicts the number of observations from WYNDD's database that fall within each township. Alternatively, townships can be symbolized by the year of most recent observation. Refer to the generalized observations data dictionary, below, for more information about the attribute information included with this service.

 

 

 

 

 

Generalized observations

Generalized Distribution Models

This service contains predictive distribution models generated by WYNDD for Wyoming taxa, generalized to 1-mile hexagons. Distribution models represent predictions of where a taxon might occur, based on the similarity in environmental characteristics of an area to those found at points of known occurrence for the taxon. The default symbology of this service shows the proportion of each hexagon that is predicted as "present" for the taxon of interest. Generalized distribution models are clipped to the current range boundary for the taxon, to prevent predicted occurrence outside of the accepted range for the species. Refer to the generalized distribution model data dictionary, below, for for more information about the attribute information included with this service. See our Predictive Distribution Models page for more information about these data products. Not all Wyoming taxa currently have distribution models available.

 

   

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Range Maps

This service contains range maps for Wyoming taxa. In addition to a spatial representation of where a taxon occurs in the state, WYNDD's range data also include information about seasonal use, origin, reintroductions, and more. All taxa at the species level or finer that are thought to occur in Wyoming have range maps, though at present many taxa do not have the more detailed, watershed-based range maps available. Refer to the range map data dictionary, below, for for more information about the attribute information included with this service, and see our Range Maps page for more information about WYNDD's range mapping process and data.

 

  

 

 

Range Map

Species List

This is a non-spatial data service that provides a list of all taxa thought by WYNDD to occur in the state of Wyoming, at the species level and below (subspecies, variety, population). Generally, this service is most useful as a taxonomic index for our other data services, allowing users (typically developers) to determine which taxa are included in the other data services.  Most users will find it more convenient to reference WYNDD's Species List Page. For those who wish to use the species list data service, please see the species list data dictionary for this service, below.

  

 

 

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Using Our Web Mapping Services in Desktop GIS Software

Our web mapping services can be consumed within both ArcGIS and QGIS, leading desktop GIS platforms. Note that our data services contain data for all taxa in a single web mapping service (i.e., generalized observations for all taxa are served via the "generalized_observations service), so you generally want to apply filters to the layer to display data for a single taxon. Refer to our Species List page for a current list of taxa available through our services. As the specifics of using these services in desktop GIS vary between software packages and versions, please check the online documentation for ArcGIS and QGIS for help on adding WMS/WFS layers to these packages.

For both packages, you will need to use the following endpoints to connect to our services:

For WMS: https://prod.wyndd.org/geoserver/WYNDD/wms?
For WFS: http://prod.wyndd.org/geoserver/WYNDD/ows?

Contact support@wyndd.org for any questions regarding use of our web mapping services in desktop GIS software.


Terms of Use for Our Web Mapping Services in Third Party Web Applications

Please contact support@wyndd.org for more information about using our web mapping services in your applications.


 

Generalized Observations Service Data Dictionary

 The attributes contained within the generalized observation service are as follows:

Attribute Description
FID Unique identifier for table row (for internal use only)
township Unique identifier for Public Land Survey System township represented by the record
taxon_id Unique identifier for the taxon represented by the record
sciname Accepted scientific name for the taxon represented by the record
comname Accepted common name for the taxon represented by the record
obs_count Number of distinct observations recorded within the township for the taxon
last_year Year of the most recent observation for the taxon within the township
geom Geometry for the township boundary
last_refresh Date when this layer was last updated by WYNDD

 


 

Generalized Distribution Models Service Data Dictionary

Attribute Description
FID Unique identifier for table row (for internal use only)
model_hex_id Unique identifier for generalized model record
taxon_id Unique identifier for the taxon represented by the record
sciname Accepted scientific name for the taxon represented by the record
comname Accepted common name for the taxon represented by the record
model_mean Proportion of the hexagon where the taxon is predicted to be present by the model; 0 values indicate that no portion of the hexagon is predicted present for the taxon, though the hexagon is within the taxon’s accepted range
season Modeled season
     Summer Model predicts taxon’s distribution in the summer
     Winter Model predicts taxon’s distribution in the winter
     Year-Round Model predicts taxon’s year-round distribution
model_date Date the model summarized by this layer was generated
model_id Unique identifier for the distribution model used to generate this summary data
hex_id Unique identifier for the hexagon to which data have been summarized
geom_webmerc Web Mercator geometry for the watershed boundary
last_refresh Date when this layer was last updated by WYNDD

 


 

Range Map Service Data Dictionary 

Attribute Description
FID Unique identifier for table row (for internal use only)
range_id Unique identifier for range data record
taxon_id Unique identifier for the taxon represented by the record
sciname Accepted scientific name for the taxon represented by the record
comname Accepted common name for the taxon represented by the record
huc10_id Unique identifier for watershed
in_range TRUE/FALSE field indicating whether the watershed is part of the taxon’s accepted range
occurrence Level of occurrence by the taxon, in the watershed
     Regular Taxon is known or strongly suspected to commonly occupy watershed in succeeding years; predictably present
     Irregular Taxon is known or strongly suspected to rarely occupy watershed in succeeding years; occupancy unpredictable
     Absent Taxon is known or strongly assumed to not occupy watershed at any time of a given year
origin Nativity of the taxon in the watershed
     Native Taxon is native to watershed
     Nonnative Taxon is not native to watershed
     NA Non Applicable because the taxon is not known to occur in the watershed
reprod TRUE/FALSE field indicating whether the taxon is thought to reproduce in the watershed
geom_webmerc Web Mercator geometry for the watershed boundary
last_refresh Date when this layer was last updated by WYNDD

 


 

Species List Service Data Dictionary

Attribute Description
FID Unique identifier for table row (for internal use only)
taxon_id Unique identifier for the taxon represented by the record
parent_taxon_id Unique identifier for the taxonomic unit directly above the taxon represented by the record
sciname Accepted scientific name for the taxon represented by the record
comname Accepted common name for the taxon represented by the record
tax_level Taxonomic level of the taxon represented by the record
     Binomial Taxon is a species
     Trinomial Taxon is a subspecies
     Population Taxon is a population
taxgroup Major taxonomic group to which the taxon belongs
     Nonvascular Plants Taxon belongs to one of the plant phyla comprising nonvascular plants (Anthocerotophyta, Marchantiophyta, Bryophyta)
     Vertebrate Animals Taxon belongs to the phylum Chordata
     Invertebrate Animals Taxon belongs to one of the phyla comprising invertebrate animals (Arthropoda, Platyhelminthes, Gastrotricha, Nematomorpha, Cnidaria, Mollusca, Bryozoa, Nemertea, Rotifera, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Annelida)
     Vascular Plants Taxon belongs to one of the plant phyla comprising vascular plants (Coniferophyta,  Filicinophyta, Anthophyta, Gnetophyta, Sphenophyta, Lycopodiophyta)
kingdom_sci Kingdom to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
kingdom_com Kingdom to which the taxon belongs (common name)
phylum_sci Phylum to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
phylum_com Phylum to which the taxon belongs (common name)
class_sci Class to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
class_com Class to which the taxon belongs (common name)
order_sci Order to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
order_com Order to which the taxon belongs (common name)
family_sci Family to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
family_com Family to which the taxon belongs (common name)
genus_sci Genus to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
genus_com Genus to which the taxon belongs (common name)
binom_sci Species to which the taxon belongs (scientific name)
binom_com Species to which the taxon belongs (common name)
trinom_sci Subspecies to which the taxon belongs, if subspecies or lower level (scientific name)
trinom_com Subspecies to which the taxon belongs, if subspecies or lower level (common name)
pop_sci Population to which the taxon belongs, if a population (scientific name)
pop_com Population to which the taxon belongs, if a population (common name)
wyndd_soc WYNDD Species of Concern designation, based on rarity, inherent vulnerability, and threats
     SOC Species of Concern; taxon is vulnerable to extirpation at the global or state level due to their rarity, inherent vulnerability, or threats
     SOPC Species of Potential Concern; taxon is apparently secure at present, but could become vulnerable if circumstances change; these taxa warrant periodic evaluation

wy_contrib
Wyoming Contribution Rank; system developed by WYNDD for indicating the contribution of Wyoming populations of a taxon to the rangewide persistence of that taxon
     Very High WY populations contribute greatly to the species’ rangewide persistence. Typically applies to species with small continental ranges that are centered on WY. Local endemics are included in this category, along with regional endemics concentrated in Wyoming.
     High WY populations contribute substantially to the species’ rangewide persistence when evaluated in combination with populations in adjacent states. Typically applies to species that are more secure in WY than elsewhere and have a moderate proportion of their continental range in WY. Most regional endemics are included in this category.
     Medium WY populations contribute to the species’ rangewide persistence, but are apparently no more critical than populations in other states. Typically applies to native, resident taxa that are as secure in WY as elsewhere and have a moderate proportion of their continental range in WY. Disjuncts are included in this category.
     Low WY populations contribute minimally to the species’ rangewide persistence. Typically applies to taxa that are more prevalent and secure in other states, and occur only intermittently or peripherally in WY.
     Very Low WY populations contribute extremely minimally to the species’ rangewide persistence. Typically applies to taxa that are more prevalent and secure in other states, and occur only intermittently or peripherally in WY.
s_rank WYNDD State Rank, a conservation rank assigned to non-migratory taxa (at the species or subspecies level) by WYNDD biologists; see http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/codes-and-definitions/heritage-rank/ and http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/codes-and-definitions/state-status/ for information on codes and ranking process
g_rank Global rank for the taxon; see http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/codes-and-definitions/heritage-rank/ and www.natureserve.org/explorer/ranking.htm for more information on codes and ranking process
usfws_esa Protective status under the 1973 Endangered Species Act
     LE Listed Endangered; for plants this applies to all of a taxon's range; for animals this may apply to only a portion of a taxon's range
     PE Proposed Endangered; proposed for listing as Endangered
     LEXN Listed Endangered - Nonessential Experimental Population; populations that are considered Endangered but receive lower levels of protection due to their reintroduced, temporary, or otherwise provisional condition
     LT Listed Threatened; likely to become Endangered in the near future. For plants this applies to all of a taxon's range; for animals this may apply to only a portion of a taxon's range
     PT Proposed Threatened; Proposed for listing as Threatened
     C Candidate, Warranted but Precluded; existing biological information supports a formal proposal to list as Endangered or Threatened, but developing a listing regulation is precluded by higher priority listing activities
     DM Delisted, formally monitored; Delisted from Endangered or Threatened status
     PD Proposed for Delisting; Proposed for delisting from existing status
     NW Not warranted; a formal proposal for listing as Endangered or Threatened was recently denied
     UR Under review; a petition to list as Endangered or Threatened has been received by USFWS and is awaiting USFWS review
     WPT Proposed Threatened, 12-month positive finding
usfws_mbta “Protected,” if the taxon has protections under Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 10, 20, and 21, that provides a list of species protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703-712)
mig_gm_brd Protections exist under USFWS Issuance of Annual Regulations Permitting the Hunting of Migratory Birds;Regulations allowing hunting of migratory birds in the families Anatidae (waterfowl), Columbidae (doves and pigeons), Gruidae (cranes), Scolopacidae (snipe and American woodcock), and Rallidae (rails, coots, gallinules and moorhens) are promulgated annually by the USFWS, and set the context for annual hunting regulations established by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD).  Hunters must consult state regulations each year for lists of huntable species, season dates, bag limits, and related details.
blm_wy “Sensitive,” if taxon appears on the BLM Wyoming’s Sensitive Species List
usfs_sens Values indicate on which USFS Region’s Sensitive Species list, if any, the taxon appears
     USFS-R2 In Wyoming, considered sensitive in Bighorn, Black Hills, Medicine Bow, and Shoshone National Forests, and Thunder Basin National Grassland
     USFS-R4 In Wyoming, considered sensitive in Bridger-Teton, Caribou, Targhee, Wasatch-Cache, and Ashley (including Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area) National Forests
usfs_solc Species of Local Concern in the National Forest(s) or Grassland(s) listed in this column
     BgHrnNF Bighorn National Forest
     CTNF Caribou-Targhee National Forest
     BlkHlNF Black Hills National Forest
     MBNF Medicine Bow National Forest
     TBNG Thunder Basin National Grassland
     BTNF Bridger-Teton National Forest
wgfd_nss Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Native Species Status ranking system; see http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/codes-and-definitions/state-status/ and https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Wildlife-in-Wyoming/More-Wildlife/Nongame-Birds for definitions of codes and ranking methods
wgfd_tier Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s NSS-rank based prioritization; see http://www.uwyo.edu/wyndd/codes-and-definitions/state-status/ for further discussion
     I Highest priority
     II Moderate priority
     III Lowest priority
wgfd_sgcn “SGCN” if the taxon is considered a Species of Greatest Conservation Need by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department; see the State Wildlife Action Plan (https://wgfd.wyo.gov/Habitat/Habitat-Plans/Wyoming-State-Wildlife-Action-Plan) for more information
wyo_wldbsn Wyoming Wild Bison areas; Chapter 41, Bison Designated as Wildlife regulation promulgated by authority of W.S. 23-1-302, 11-6-302, 11-18-103, 11-20-101, and 11-20-202. Section 2 (e) "Wild bison" means any bison that is found in the Absoroka wild bison management area or Jackson wild bison herd area that is not a privately owned bison
wyo_bga “Big Game” if managed as a big game species under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(i) "Big game animal" means antelope, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, moose or mountain goat."
wyo_fba “Furbearer” if managed as a furbearing species under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(iii) "Furbearing animal" means badger, beaver, bobcat, marten, mink, muskrat or weasel.
wyo_gb “See Regs” if managed as a game bird species under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(iv) "Game bird" means grouse, partridge, pheasant, ptarmigan, quail, wild turkey, and migratory game birds.  "Migratory game bird" means all migratory game birds defined and protected under federal law. Interpretation: federal law = USFWS Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which designates all birds in the families Anatidae, Columbidae, Gruidae, Rallidae, and Scolopacidae to be migratory game birds but notes that only those species with designated hunting seasons may be hunted. See updated Wyoming Game and Fish Hunting Regulations for further information.
wyo_gf “See Regs” if managed as a game fish species under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(v) "Game fish" means bass, catfish, crappie, grayling, burbot, northern pike, perch, salmon, sauger, sunfish, trout, walleye, or whitefish unless the species is otherwise designated by the commission in specific waters through rule and regulation.
wyo_prota “Protected” if classified as a “Protected Animal” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(ix) "Protected animal" means black-footed ferret, fisher, lynx, otter, pika, or wolverine.
wyo_protb “Protected” if classified as a “Protected Bird” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(x) "Protected bird" means migratory birds as defined and protected under federal law.
wyo_ng “Nongame” if classified as “Nongame Wildlife” under Chapter 52, Nongame Wildlife regulations promulgated by authority of W.S. 23-1-103 and 23-1-302. Section 3 (a) "Nongame wildlife" means all mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, crestaceans and/or parts thereof, their viable gametes (eggs and sperm), fertilized eggs, or any hybrid or any trangenic product thereof which are listed in Sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12, of this regulation.
wyo_preda “Predator” if classified as a “Predatory Animal” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(viii) "Predatory animal" means (A) Coyote, jackrabbit, porcupine, raccoon, red fox, skunk or stray cat; and (B) Until the date gray wolves are removed from the list of experimental nonessential population, endangered species or threatened species in Wyoming as provided by W.S. 23-1-108, "predatory animal" includes wolves. See regulation for further details.
wyo_predb "Predator” if classified as a “Predacious Bird” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(vii) "Predacious bird" means English sparrow [House Sparrow] and starling.
wyo_sga “Small Game” if classified as a “Small Game Animal” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(xi) "Small game animal" means cottontail rabbit or snowshoe hare, and fox, grey and red squirrels.
wyo_tga “Trophy Game” if classified as a “Trophy Game Animal” under Title 23, Chapter 1, Article 1, 23-1-101. Definitions of wildlife. (a)(xii) "Trophy game animal" means Black bear, grizzly bear or mountain lion. See additional provisions for gray wolf and bison.
wyo_ugb “Upland Game Bird” if classified as an “Upland Game Bird” under Chapter 11, Annual Upland Game Bird and Small Game Hunting Season Regulations promulgated by authority of W.S. 23-1-302 and 23-2-105(d).
genobs_url Download link for generalized observations for the taxon. If no observations exist in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
model_seas Season represented by the taxon’s predictive distribution model. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
binmod_url Download link for binary version (i.e., predicted present/predicted absent) of the taxon’s predictive distribution model. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
mulmod_url Download link for multi-category version (i.e., binned low/medium/high likelihood of occurrence) of the taxon’s predictive distribution model. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
logmod_url Download link for logistic version (i.e., predicted likelihood of occurrence) of the taxon’s predictive distribution model. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
genmod_url Download link for generalized distribution model for the taxon. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
modref_url Download link for reference/report describing methods and statistics for the taxon’s predictive distribution model. If no model exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
genrng_url Download link for range map for the taxon. If no watershed-based range map exists in WYNDD’s database, for this taxon, this column will be NULL.
child_ids Taxon_id values for the accepted taxa that occur below this taxon
last_refresh Date when this species list was last updated by WYNDD

 


 

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