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
Quality DNA sequences, sex, genotypes of microsattelites and actin intron had been
identified for the samples
Access Constraints Restricted access to the data. Please contact the data center for more
Use Constraints All the scientific data are original and have not been published, for this
reason the data can not be utilized in any way.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-03-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-03-11