Geospatial Data

Welcome to our geospatial data repository!

Here is our compilation of online resources of geospatial data, species information, and publications related to Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the wider Caribbean. Data produced by the CLCC and partners can be found here and downloaded directly, other data may be linked to original sources. In all cases we include information on the methodology, sources, citations, and dates of development in the metadata associated with the information. Please respect the authors of the data with proper citations and maintain the metadata associated with the geospatial information. We appreciate knowing what data you are using, how you are using it, and would like to know of any derived products that you develop. Please keep us informed so we better understand the value of this information and resource. In addition to our Geospatial Data site, please visit the CLCC Data Center for interactive thematic maps in our CLCC Interactive Atlas, an interactive mapping service of all our geospatial data at the CLCC Interactive Map, and a compilation of CLCC and partners’ environmental Monitoring Data.

Geospatial data menu

  • USVIGAP & PRGAP Catalog
  • U.S. Government Data Catalog
  • Satellite Imagery, Air Photos, and Derived Products
  • Species Occurrences
  • Species Databases
  • Publications, Articles, and Reports



This PRGAP data contains information on Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands’ biodiversity, land cover and aquatic habitats, animal species occurrences, modeled distributions, natural history information, and areas protected for the conservation of natural resources. The information comes from a number of related projects that began with the Puerto Rico Terrestrial Gap Analysis Project. All have been developed through research at the USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry. The motto of the national GAP program is “Keeping common species common” and we hope this site serves as a resource for those interested in assessing and protecting the biodiversity of the region.

New Downscaled Climate Data - Projections for the Period 1960-2099

Projections of daily maximum and minimum temperature and twenty-four hour cumulative precipitation for over 200 long-term weather stations throughout the region for the period 1960-2099 based on Global Climate Models (GCMs) from the Third Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP3) used for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4 IPCC). Projection datasets are available for three greenhouse gas emission scenarios: high (A2), medium (A1B), and low (B1). The global model output for precipitation and temperature were downscaled to local station locations by Hayhoe (2013): 71 stations for precipitation, 29 stations for maximum temperatures (Tmax) and 27 stations for minimum temperatures (Tmin).

Downscaled Climate Data - Projections for the Period 1960-2099

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