UNEP-GRID Uganda Database - Climatology, Geomorphology, Animals, Boundaries, Land Cover, Population, Land UseEntry ID: NBId0027_101
Abstract: The UNEP/GRID Ugandan database has been developed with ARC/INFO
software at GRID- Nairobi from January to July 1987. Datasets (using
the Uganda Environmental Resource Datasets) were digitized partly by
the Department of Geography of the Birkbeck college in London and
partly by GRID staff in Nairobi, and all analysis was supported by a
team of Ugandan experts.
Most of the basic datasets were ... digitized from the Atlas of Uganda
(1964 and 1967 editions), scales 1:1.5 m, 1:3 m and 1:6 m. More
recent data for the whole country were not available ; layers such as
Land use and Forest reserves are out of date. However, the majority of
data entered can be assumed unchanged ( geology, terrain, soils...),
and some of the outdated layers were compared with more recent
satellite imagery in order to map temporal changes.
Derived datasets have been grouped into two classes : 1st and higher
order. In 1st order derivations, only attribute information has been
added or changed ( for example map of soil productivity).
In higher order derivations, boundaries have been changed, and
entirely new entities created.
All datasets are in Transverse Mercator Projection with the
coordinates stored in Latitude/Longitude.
Each dataset is described with source, contents, keywords and a list
AGRICULTURE > SOILS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE
LAND SURFACE > SOILS
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > ENDANGERED SPECIES
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > COMMUNITY DYNAMICS > BIODIVERSITY FUNCTIONS
ISO Topic Category
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Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-11