Africa Data Sampler (ADS): Digital Data Sets for Africa Available from the World Resources Institute (WRI)

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Title: Africa Data Sampler (ADS): Digital Data Sets for Africa Available from the World Resources Institute (WRI)
Description:
Abstract:
The following information was abstracted from a WRI Publications announcement: Africa Data Sampler (ADS) The ADS is an internationally comparable set of digital maps at a scale of 1:1 million for every country in Africa. The ADS is an integration of map data from several GIS databases. Roads, rivers, settlements, topography, and other essential base map features were extracted from the Arc/Info version of the Digital Chart of the World (ESRI, Redlands, CA). Data representing forests, wetlands, and protected areas from the Biodiversity Map Library (World Conservation Monitoring Center, Cambridge, UK), and sub-national boundaries and population estimates from the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (Santa Barbara, CA) were integrated with the DCW data sets. Over twenty layers of data are available for most countries. The ADS comprises a CD-ROM and User's Guide. The CD-ROM contains digital maps in PC ARC/INFO format for 53 countries in Robinson projection, five sample views in ArcView 1 format for each country, and ARC/INFO Export files for all countries in geographic projection. The 150-page User's Guide is available in both English and French and gives detailed information on the ADS data sources, data quality, and applications. The Africa Data Sampler is available on CD-ROM usable in UNIX, MS-DOS, or Macintosh environments. For more information on WRI publicatons on Africa, please see: http://www.wri.org/
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -16.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 55.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -35.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: Administrative Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Drainage
Theme_Keyword: Forests
Theme_Keyword: Infrastructure
Theme_Keyword: Mangroves
Theme_Keyword: Population Estimates
Theme_Keyword: Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword: Sub-national Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Topography
Theme_Keyword: Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: SOCIETY
Theme_Keyword: STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WRI > World Resources Institute
Contact_Person: WRI PUBLICATIONS WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 10 G Street NE
City: Washington, DC
Postal_Code: 20002
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-202-729-7600
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-202-729-7686
Resource_Description: ADS_WRI
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: PC ARC/INFO
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.wri.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Us
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20131007
Metadata_Review_Date: 20131007
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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