National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection: Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II)Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_NAGDC_PLACEII
Abstract: The Population, Landscape, And Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II) dataset contains estimates of national-level aggregations of territorial extent and population size by biome, climate zone, coastal proximity zone, elevation zone, and population density zone, a compendium of nearly 300 variables for 228 countries. This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International ... Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN). The purpose of the dataset is to provide quantitative data to researchers without analytical GIS capabilities who need to compare the types of physical and environmental conditions that human populations face, across a range of countries. These include measures such as the number of persons living within coastal zones, the percent of a region within specific elevation strata, or the number of persons living within different climatic zones.
The data in Microsoft Excel (XLS) format and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide tabular data on environmental conditions (elevations, climate, coastal) in which people reside.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection: Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates, Version 2 (PLACE II)
Dataset Release Date: 2007
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: map, tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/nagdc-population-landscap...
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL AQUATIC SCIENCES > FISHERIES
AGRICULTURE > SOILS > PERMAFROST
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > PUBLIC HEALTH
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Crown copyright
Data Set Progress
Fees: Cost for each paper map sheet varies. Scanned images are free of charge.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-06-07