Country Boundary of VenezuelaEntry ID: Country_Ven_GFW
Abstract: This GIS dataset provides a GIS coverage of the country boundaries for
Venezuela. This dataset is being used in the study of the forest in the
country in coordination with the Global Forest Watch.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Resources Institute
Dataset Title: Country Boundary of Venezuela
Dataset Release Date: 2002-04-03
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Resources Institute
Data Presentation Form: map coverageOnline Resource: http://www.globalforestwatch.org/english/datawarehouse/index.asp#Ve...
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Size: 120 KB
Distribution Format: shapefile
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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El Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT), Atlas de indicatores ambientales y de sustentabilidad para America Latina y el Caribe (Cali, Colombia: CIAT, 1998.) National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Vector Map Level 0(Digital Chart of the World) 3d ed. (Fairfax, VA: NIMA, 1997) Scale: 1:1,000,000
Fundacion Instituto de Ingenieria, Centro de Procesamiento Digital de Imagenes(FII-CPDI), Political Boundary of Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela: FII-CPDI,2001.
Oficina Central de Estadisticas e Informatica, El Censo Indigena de 1992
(Caracas, Venezuela: OCEI, 1993), pp. 28-32.
WRI, World Resources Report, 2000-2001 (Washington, DC: WRI, 2001) for plants, amphibians, birds, and reptiles; Mammals data from J. Ochoa G. and M. Aguilera, Mamiferos in M. Aguilera et al. (eds.), La Diversidad Biolugica en Venezuela (Caracas, Venezuela: CONICIT, Fundaciun Polar, in press).
C.S. Harcourt and J.A. Sayer, eds. The Conservation Atlas of Tropical Forests: The Americas (New York: IUCN, 1996), p. 315.
The trend towards urbanization is strongly linked to periodic booms in the oil sector. See S. Wunder, Oil Wealth and the Fate of the Forest: Venezuela, Unpublished CIFOR Draft (Bogor, Indonesia: CIFOR, 2001), pp. 38-39.
Oficina Central de Estadísticas e Informatica, El Censo 90 en Bolivar (Caracas, Venezuela: OCEI, 1995).
Banco Central de Venezuela. n.d. Indicadores Economicos: Producto Interno
Bruto. Online at: http://www.bcv.org.ve/pdf/712.pdf (June 27, 2001).
M. Miranda et al., All That Glitters is not Gold: Balancing Conservation and Development in Venezuela's Frontier Forests (Washington, DC: World Resources Institute, 1998) p. 11.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-08