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

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Title: Countries, Coasts and Islands of Africa (Global Change Data Base - Digital Boundaries and Coastlines)
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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
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -45.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: Administration
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Continent
Theme_Keyword: Countries
Theme_Keyword: Human Settlements > Infrastructure
Theme_Keyword: Islands
Theme_Keyword: Outline
Theme_Keyword: Template
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > AFRICA
Access_Constraints: Public
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Contact_Person: JOHANNES AKIWUMI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Head, Data and Information Management Section
Address: Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
Address: United Nations Environment Programme
Address: P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (+254-20) 7624214
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (+254-20) 7624315
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Johannes.Akiwumi@unep.org
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UNEP/GRID-NAIROBI > Global Resource Information Database - Nairobi, Division of Early Warning and Assessment, United Nations Environment Programme
Contact_Person: JOHANNES AKIWUMI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Head, Data and Information Management Section
Address: Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA)
Address: United Nations Environment Programme
Address: P. O. Box 30552
City: Nairobi
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: Kenya
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (+254-20) 7624214
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (+254-20) 7624315
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Johannes.Akiwumi@unep.org
Resource_Description: NBId0020_101
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Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120611
Metadata_Contact:
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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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