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North American boreal zone map shapefiles

The shapefiles that were developed as part of the study "The extent of the North American boreal zone" by Natural Resource Canada’s Dr. J.P. Brandt are available for download.

These spatial data are provided in a 21Mb ESRI shapefile. In order to view these data, you will need shapefile-compatible GIS software. For more information on ESRI shapefiles and software please visit ESRI's website.

These spatial data include the hemiboreal subzone, which is the Northern transitional area of the temperate zone. Please refer to the study for more information.

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  1. The End-User acknowledges that the Data is protected under the Copyright Act of Canada.
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