Africa Data Sampler (ADS): Digital Data Sets for Africa Available from the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Entry ID: ADS_WRI

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Summary
Abstract: The following information was abstracted from a WRI Publications
announcement:

Africa Data Sampler (ADS)

The ADS is an internationally comparable set of digital maps at a scale of
1:1 million for every country in Africa. The ADS is an integration of map
data from several GIS databases. Roads, rivers, settlements,
topography, and other essential base map features were extracted from
the Arc/Info version of the Digital Chart of the World (ESRI, Redlands,
CA). Data representing forests, wetlands, and protected areas from the
Biodiversity Map Library (World Conservation Monitoring Center,
Cambridge, UK), and sub-national boundaries and population estimates
from the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (Santa
Barbara, CA) were integrated with the DCW data sets. Over twenty
layers of data are available for most countries.

The ADS comprises a CD-ROM and User's Guide. The CD-ROM contains
digital maps in PC ARC/INFO format for 53 countries in Robinson
projection, five sample views in ArcView 1 format for each country, and
ARC/INFO Export files for all countries in geographic projection.
The 150-page User's Guide is available in both English and French and
gives detailed information on the ADS data sources, data quality, and
applications.

The Africa Data Sampler is available on CD-ROM usable in UNIX,
MS-DOS, or Macintosh environments.
For more information on WRI publicatons on Africa, please see:
http://www.wri.org/

Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.0 S: -35.0  E: 55.0  W: -16.0

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >CULTURAL FEATURES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >TRANSPORTATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >DRAINAGE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WETLANDS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >LANDFORMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ELEVATION


Keywords
ADMINISTRATIVE BOUNDARIES
DRAINAGE
FORESTS
INFRASTRUCTURE
MANGROVES
POPULATION ESTIMATES
PROTECTED AREAS
SUB-NATIONAL BOUNDARIES
TOPOGRAPHY
WETLANDS
CONSERVATION


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
WRI


Data Center
World Resources Institute    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wri.org/
Dataset ID: ADS_WRI

Data Center Personnel
Name: WRI PUBLICATIONS WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Phone: 1-202-729-7600
Fax: 1-202-729-7686
Contact Address:
10 G Street NE
City: Washington, DC
Postal Code: 20002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Format: PC ARC/INFO
Fees: US



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-07

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