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TDWG - World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions

The International Taxonomic Database Working Group's world geographical scheme for recording plant distributions can be downloaded from this website as ArcView shape files for use in GIS.

Download TDWG World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions Version 2.0: (Updated 19/12/2001, minor errors fixed, and updated 15/03/2011 minor errors fixed)

Level 1 ArcView shape file, zipped (2,351 Kb)

Level 1-2 ArcView shape file, zipped (2,677 Kb)

Level 1-3 ArcView shape file, zipped (3,642 Kb)

Level 1-4 ArcView shape file, zipped (3,778 Kb)

This is the second release of these dataset so there may be some errors. Please send any corrections to J.Moat@kew.org. Please see the metadata for more information on these datasets (contained with the zip file *.xml and master_meta_data.html). Also please read the disclaimer and copyright before downloading this data.

Many thanks to ESRI for their use of their original Administration Boundaries, within these datasets. Administrative boundary files are the intellectual property of ESRI and its licensors and are using herein with permission. © 1992-1997 ESRI, GMI. All Rights Reserved.


References and links

Version 2. R. K. Brummitt with assistance from F. Pando, S. Hollis, N. A. Brummitt
and others. Plant Taxonomic Database Standards No. 2.ed. 2. World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, ed. 2. 2001. xv, 137 pp.; 17 maps. Stiff paper cover, $10.00. ISBN 0-913196-72-X.

Version 1. Hollis, S. & Brummitt, R. K., World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions. Plant Taxonomic Database Standards No. 2. Version 1.0. 1992 Published for the International Working Group on Taxonomic Databases for Plant Sciences (TDWG) by the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh.

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