Global Roads Open Access Data Set, Version 1 (gROADSv1)
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GROADS_V1

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Summary
Abstract: The Global Roads Open Access Data Set, Version 1 (gROADSv1) was developed under the auspices of the CODATA Global Roads Data Development Task Group. The data set combines the best available roads data by country into a global roads coverage, using the UN Spatial Data Infrastructure Transport (UNSDI-T) version 2 as a common data model. All country road networks have been joined topologically at the ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide an open access, well documented global data set of roads between settlements using a consistent data model (UNSDI-T v.2) which is, to the extent possible, topologically integrated.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and Information Technology Outreach Services - ITOS - University of Georgia
Dataset Title: Global Roads Open Access Data Set, Version 1 (gROADSv1)
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: tabular, maps
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Stop Date: 2010-12-31
Location Keywords
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York and Information Technology Outreach Services (ITOS)/University of Georgia hold the copyright of this data set. Users may use and redistribute these data without explicit written permission from CIESIN or ITOS, with the exception of roads data associated with countries that are listed in the data documentation as requiring additional ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_GROADS_V1

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution Format: SHP
Fees: 0
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Committee on Data for Science and Technology - CODATA - Global Roads Data Development Working Group, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University (200909), CODATA Catalog of Roads Data Sets, Version 1, Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Columbia University, Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4VD6WCT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-22
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