Lake Chad Datasets, AfricaEntry ID: NBId0079_101
Abstract: The Lake Chad Dataset which is a detailed case study of the
UNEP/FAO/ESRI Family was developed by UNEP/GRID, on behalf of the
UNEP/Fresh Water Unit for the Lake Chad Commission on Sustainable
Development. Lake Chad Dataset covers parts of 7 countries: Cameroon,
Chad, Nigeria and Niger, Sudan, Central African Republic and Libya and
is a clip (regional version) of Africa Outline Dataset (NBI01).
... The base maps used for the continental version were the FAO/UNESCO
Soil Map of the World (1977) in Miller Oblated Stereographic
projection, FAO Maps and Statistical Data by Administrative Unit and
the Rand-McNally New International Atlas (1982) to clarify unit
Files: ADMIN.E00 Code: 115001-001
The E00 files are in Arc/Info Export format and should be imported
with the Arc/Info command Import cover In-Filename Out-Filename.
The ADMIN polygon dataset showing administrative areas for 7 countries
around Lake Chad.
The BASE is a polygon Dataset showing the countries with inland water
bodies. The COUNTRIES is a polygon Dataset showing only the country
ESRI. Final Report UNEP/FAO world and Africa GIS data base
(1984). Internal Publication by ESRI, FAO and UNEP
FAO. FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World (1977). Scale 1:5000000. UNESCO,
FAO. Maps and Statistical Data by Administrative Unit (unpublished)
Rand-McNally. New International Atlas (1982). Rand-McNally &
Source: FAO/UNESCO Soil Map of the World. Scale 1:5000000
Publication Date: Dec 1988
Type: Polygon and line
Format: Arc/Info Export, non-compressed
Related Datasets: All the Lake Chad Datasets of the UNEP/FAO/ESRI
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Access Constraints No restrictions.
Use Constraints None.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-10-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-13