African County BoundariesEntry ID: Africa_boundary
Abstract: The Africa Data Sampler is a set of internationally
comparable digital maps at a scale of 1:1,000,000 available
for every African country. This layer contains the political
boundaries of African countries.
This data has been extracted from the African Data Sampler data
(ADS)data sets by WRI for use in its forest monitoring network.
Primary data source: ONC charts compiled 1960-1989, revised
during the 1970s and 1980s.
Digital data source: Digital Chart of the World,
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. 1993
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Resources Institute, World Conservation Monitoring Centere, PADCO, Inc
Dataset Title: Political Boundaries of Africa, In: African Data Sampler CD
Dataset Release Date: 1995-09-01
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Resources Institute
Data Presentation Form: map coverageOnline Resource: http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/datawarehouse/index.asp
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1995-01-01Stop Date: 1995-09-01
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The boundaries, colors, denominations and other information shown in
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and its collaborators any judgment on the legal status of any
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Size: 975 KB
Distribution Format: shapefile
Fees: no fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-08