The CNDDB is comprised of two data components: Text information and spatial information. Text information is available through RareFind 5 and provides essential information about special status species and occurrences. Spatial information is available through GIS downloads or can be viewed in the BIOS Viewer. Spatial information is important but MUST be used in conjunction with the text information in order to fully understand and appreciate the CNDDB's rare species information. Users must have a CNDDB subscription to access RareFind 5, CNDDB data in BIOS, and CNDDB spatial data downloads.