Countries, Coasts and Islands of Africa (Global Change Data Base - Digital Boundaries and Coastlines)
Entry ID: NBId0020_101

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Summary
Abstract: New-ID: NBI20

Countries, Coasts and Islands Dataset documentation
(Micro World Data Bank II)

Files: COASTS.E00
Code: 100051-001
COUNTRY.E00
100052-001
ISLANDS.E00
100054-001

Vector Members
Original files were in IDRISI VEC format coverted to Arc/Info.
The E00 files are in Arc/Info Export format and should be imported
with the Arc/Info command Import cover In-Filename Out-Filename.
Micro World Data Bank II (MWDB-II) comprising Coastlines, Country
boundries and Islands data sets is part of NOAA project that was
developed by the World Data Center-A (WDC-A) for Solid Earth
Geophysics, operated by the U.S. National Geophysical Data Center
(NGDC). The dataset is part of the World Data Bank II and is provided
on a diskette called The Global Change Data Base. The Data Bank II is
part of larger project called Global Ecosystems Database Project. This
is a cooperation between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), NGDC and the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). The National Center for Geographic Information and
Analyses (NCGIA) in Santa Barbara, California joined the project to
assist with training and evaluation. A scale was chosen that
corresponds closely with the resolution of global AVHRR coverage to
provide compatibility with other scales. All data are provided in
geographic (longitude/latitude) projection. The dataset is accompanied
by an ASCII documentation file which contains information necessary
for use of the dataset in a GIS or other software.

Contact: NGDC, 325 Broadway E/GC, Boulder, Colorado 80303, USA

The COASTS file shows African Coastlines The COUNTRY file shows
African Country Boundaries without coast, no names - only lines The
ISLANDS file shows African Islands

References:

NOAA. Global Change Data Base, Digital Data with Documentation (1992).
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data
Center, Boulder, Colorado.

Hastings, David A., and Liping Di. Modeling of global change
phenomena with GIS using the Global Change Data Base (1992). Remote
sensing of environment, in review. Clark, David M., Hastings, David
A. and Kineman, John J. Global databases and their implications for
GIS (1991). IN Maguire, David J., Goodchild, Michael F., and Rhind,
David W., eds. Geographical Information Systems: Overview, Principles
and Applications. Burnt Mill, Essex, United Kingdom, Longman. V.2,
pp. 217-231. Kineman, J.J., Clark, D.M., and Croze, H. Data
integration and modelling for global change: An international
experiment (1990). Proceeding of the International Conference and
workshop on Global Natural Resource Monitoring and
Assessments. Preparing for the 21st Century (Venice, Italy, 24-30
September 1989). Bethesda, Maryland, American Society of
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. 2, pp. 660-669. CERL. The
Geographic Resources Analysis Support System (GRASS-GIS) version 4.0
(1991). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Construction Engineering
Research Laboratory, Champaign, Illinois.

Source map: digitized from available sources
Publication Date: Jun 1992
Projection: Lat/Lon
Type: Polygon and line
Format: Arc/Info Export non-compressed

Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.0 S: -45.0  E: 60.0  W: -30.0

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
TRANSPORTATION
UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS


Access Constraints
Public


Keywords
ADMINISTRATION
BOUNDARIES
CONTINENT
COUNTRIES
Human Settlements > Infrastructure
ISLANDS
OUTLINE
TEMPLATE


Originating Center
Global Change Diskette


Data Center
Global Resource Information Database - Nairobi, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme
Data Center URL: http://gridnairobi.unep.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHANNES AKIWUMI
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Contact Address:
Head, Data and Information Management Section
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme
P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Kenya


Personnel
JOHANNES AKIWUMI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (+254-20) 7624214
Fax: (+254-20) 7624315
Email: Johannes.Akiwumi at unep.org
Contact Address:
Head, Data and Information Management Section
Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
United Nations Environment Programme
P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal Code: 00100
Country: Kenya



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-11

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