List of Acronyms:
  • .shp: extension name of shapefiles, a popular GIS data format
  • .dbf: extension name of a database file, file containing data on the associated shapefile
  • APAAT: African Protected Area Assessment Tool, http://bioval.jrc.ec.europa.eu/PA/
  • DOPA: Digital Observatory for Protected Areas , http://dopa.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
  • CSW: OGC's Catalogue Service for the Web. http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/cat
  • GIS: Geographic Information Systems
  • HRI: Habitat irReplaceability Indicator .
  • IUCN: International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • IUCN red list of threatened species: IUCN's ranking of species according to their conservation status. Core categories are Least Concern, Near Threatened, Vulnerable, Endangered, Critically Endangered. http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  • JRC: the Joint Research Centre providing scientific and technical support to the European Commission.
  • OGC: The Open Geospatial Consortium, Inc.® (OGC) is a non-profit, international, voluntary consensus standards organization that is leading the development of standards for geospatial and location based services. http://www.opengeospatial.org/
  • PA: Protected Area
  • Shapefile: a GIS file format
  • SOA: Service Oriented Architecture
  • SRI: Species irReplaceability Indicator
  • WCS: OGC's Web Coverage Service (WCS) for serving gridded and raster datat. http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wcs
  • WFS: OGC's Web Feature Service for serving boundaries encoded in Geography Markup Language (GML). http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wfs
  • WDPA: World Database on Protected Areas. http://www.wdpa.org/
  • WMS: OGC Web Map Service for serving map images. http://www.opengeospatial.org/standards/wms