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ECOS Web Services

ECOS web services are available as both OGC Web Mapping Services or Xquery. All webservices are offered free of charge and are available to those who may require ECOS data as a component of their own applications.

OGC Web Mapping Services

Critical Habitat Web Mapping Service

The Fish & Wildlife Service provides Critical Habitat data via an Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Mapping Service (WMS) and KML. The urls to those services are:

  • http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov/arcgis/services/crithab/usfwsCriticalHabitat/MapServer/WMSServer
  • http://criticalhabitat.fws.gov/arcgis/rest/services/crithab/usfwsCriticalHabitat/MapServer/kml/mapImage.kmz

View the capabilities of the service here.

For more information about Critical Habitat, visit the official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Critical Habitat application.

XQuery Web Services

ECOS offers the TESS Query web services via the XML Query Language XQuery to distribute Listed Species data to the public.