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Table 1 Environmental information used to characterize the CanL locations in southern France

From: Environmental risk mapping of canine leishmaniasis in France

Information Variable (unit) Data source
(spatial resolution, date)
Altitude Altitude (m) Institut Géographique National (IGN) BDALTI database
(250 m)
Temperature Winter minimum temperature (°C): average of the normal minimum temperatures of January, February and March
Summer maximum temperature (°C): average of the normal maximal temperatures of July, August and September
Annual mean temperature (°C): annual average of the normal temperature
Météo France (Interpolation from values of normal of temperatures and precipitation of Météo France stations between 1971 and 2000. The method of interpolation is the method of the exponential ordinary kriging for the continent; the method is the inverse distance weighted for Corsica. They show the most suitable results compared with a set of map from Météo France)
Precipitation Summer rainfall (mm): sum of rainfall of July, August and September
Winter rainfall (mm): sum of rainfall of January, February and March
Annual total rainfall (mm)
 
Forest Presence of three types of forest (Broadleaf forest, coniferous forest, mixed forest) CORINE Land Cover
(100 m, 2006)
Human density Density per locality (number of residents divided by the surface of the locality) IGN and Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (INSEE)
(locality, 2006)
Canine density Density per locality (estimated number of dogs divided by the surface of the locality) EDEN project http://edendatasite.com
(0.008333°, 2005)