Whites Vegetation Map
Entry ID: geodata_0166

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Summary
Abstract: The Vegetation Map of Africa is a compendium of various existing map sources for different regions/countries, which were integrated and synthesized by the AETFAT committeee responsible for creating the map (headed by Dr. F. White of Oxford University, UK). The first draft of the map was checked by extensive fieldwork and discussions with local experts. The vegetation classification used is the UNESCO standard based on physiognomy and floristic composition (not climate), and it includes a total of 80 major vegetation types and mosaics. Water is added as category 81 in the GRID legend for the digital map.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.04   S: -41.41   E: 62.62   W: -33.19

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Whites Vegetation Map
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-01
Stop Date: 2000-12-31
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Use Constraints Public
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Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Geneva, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.grid.unep.ch/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RONALD G. WITT
Phone: (+41-22) 917-8294/5
Fax: (+41-22) 917-8029
Email: Ron.Witt at grid.unep.ch
Contact Address:
International Environment House
City: Geneva
Postal Code: CH-1219
Country: SWITZERLAND
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-08
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