Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI), 2010 ReleaseEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_NRMI_2010
Abstract: The Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI), 2010 Release is a composite index for 157 countries derived from the average of four proximity-to-target indicators for eco-region protection (weighted average percentage of biomes under protected status), access to improved sanitation, access to improved water and child mortality. The 2010 release of the NRMI includes time series NRMIs for 2006, 2007, ... 2008, 2009 and 2010. Note that the NRMIs for 2006-2008 provided in this release are not directly comparable to those found in the 2006-2008 releases of the NRMI owing to changes in data and methods. The dataset is produced and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) in collaboration with the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy (YCELP), Yale University.
The data in Microsoft Excel (XLS) format are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To assist in the country selection process for the Millennium Challenge Account by providing indicators of natural resource management that complements the governance, social, and economic indicators.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)/Columbia University
Dataset Title: Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI), 2010 Release
Dataset Release Date: 2010
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: tabularOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/nrmi-natural-resource-man...
Start Date: 2004-01-01Stop Date: 2010-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Digital refuge boundaries are plotted for arc and polygon
attributes, and compared to USFWS Realty status maps for coding
accuracy. Three levels of review are conducted (R5 GIS Lab, Realty
Program, Refuge Manager), and are repeated at each step until it
passes error free.
All polygons are closed, and adjusted to the most accurate geographic
feature, ... usually a USGS 7.5' quad. All dangling arcs were removed.
All boundaries were digitized for exterior fee-titled owned lands,
acquired tracts, and approved legislative area. Edit plots are
reviewed for complete digitization.
Digital refuge boundaries are verified against USGS 7.5' DLG data such
as roads, hydrography, or plotted at 1:24,000 scale and overlayed on
USGS 7.5' maps. Data is stored in ArcInfo single precision.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Refuge boundary data were compiled for resource applications. It is
inappropriate to use this data in legal situations, or other
applications where spatial error cannot exceed the USGS 7.5' mapping
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: electronic
Distribution Format: ArcInfo export format
Fees: No fees
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-06-13