Global GIS Database

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Global GIS Database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS maps
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Virginia
Publisher: American Geological Institute (AGI)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubindex.html?Catagory=GlobalGIS
Description:
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and The American Geological Institute (AGI) announced a cooperative agreement that will focus on making the USGS Global Geographic Information System (GIS) database readily available to educators and the general public in the form of a GIS based world atlas. This USGS Global GIS database contains a wealth of USGS and other public domain data, including global coverages of elevation, landcover, seismicity, and resources of minerals and energy at a nominal scale of 1:1 million. The GIS, which will run on the included Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI) ArcView Data Publisher software, will be produced both by region on seven CD-ROM's or on one DVD. Detailed Description of Data Sets Included on each volume of the CD-ROM and DVD (See http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/globalgis/datasets.htm for additional details and metadata on each data layer) Vector Datasets: -County Political boundaries -Administrative boundaries -Major cities -City Gazetteer -Large Urban areas (polygons) -Roads -Railroads -Utility lines -Airfields -Geologic providence Geologic age -Faults -Ecological Regions -Perennial rivers -Small rivers and streams -Springs, wells, and dams -Drainage basins -River basins -Volcanoes -Earthquakes -Ore deposits -Oil and gas fields -U.S. national Oil and Gas Assessment -Mineral deposits and metallogenic belt maps of the Russian Far East -Mines -Elevation data -Climate data (temperature, precipitation, potential and actual evapotranspiration, cloud coverage) Raster Datasets: -Shaded relief -Landcover -12 Greenness (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (one for each month)) -Population -Lights and night -Slope -MODIS Blue Marble True-color satellite image -Simulated Earth Image [Summary provided by USGS)
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: D. Galuska, M. Gishey, S. hamlin, T. Joyle, B. Redding, S. Dudask, K. Tribbett, K. Ross,, D. Sherrill, C, Lamer, and P. Tsushima, ESRI Virtual Campus.
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ALPINE/TUNDRA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DESERTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DUNES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > KARST LANDSCAPE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > MONTANE HABITATS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > URBAN LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION INDEX > NDVI
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > ELECTRICITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION DISTRIBUTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION SIZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW > STREAMFLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > HYDROPATTERN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER CHANNELS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > EOLIAN LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > KARST LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > CONTOURS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS > COAL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS > NATURAL GAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS > PETROLEUM
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > AGE DETERMINATIONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FAULT MOVEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > FOLDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > PLATE BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: TERRA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, TERRA (AM-1)
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: MODIS > MODERATE-RESOLUTION IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: GLOBAL GIS > GLOBAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Usgs
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: Global
Theme_Keyword: Datasets
Theme_Keyword: Atlas
Theme_Keyword: Political Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Shaded Relief
Theme_Keyword: Digital Data
Theme_Keyword: Elevation
Theme_Keyword: Slope
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Rivers
Theme_Keyword: Springs
Theme_Keyword: Wells
Theme_Keyword: Cities
Theme_Keyword: Towns
Theme_Keyword: Airfields
Theme_Keyword: Roads
Theme_Keyword: Utility Lines
Theme_Keyword: Population
Theme_Keyword: Population Density
Theme_Keyword: Geology
Theme_Keyword: Geomorphology
Theme_Keyword: Ecological Regions
Theme_Keyword: Historical Seismicity
Theme_Keyword: Epicenter Locations
Theme_Keyword: Volcanoes
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resources
Theme_Keyword: Ore Deposits
Theme_Keyword: Oil Fields
Theme_Keyword: Gas Fields
Theme_Keyword: Us National Oil And Gas Assessment
Theme_Keyword: Climate Data
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Vegetation Index
Theme_Keyword: Lights At Night
Theme_Keyword: Blue Marble True-color Satellite Image
Theme_Keyword: Simulated Earth
Theme_Keyword: Modis
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: SOCIETY
Theme_Keyword: STRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: Required to Use CD-ROM Data Set: ArcView Data Publisher 3.1 works in Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, or Windows 95/98/ME and requires an industry-standard personal computer with a Pentium microprocessor, at least 24 MB of RAM (64 MB recommended), and 34 MB hard disk space (600 MB recommended). Required to Use DVD Data Set: ArcView Data Publisher 3.1 works in Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 95/98/ME and requires at least a Pentium microprocessor and at least 64 MB RAM, and 34 MB hard disk space (10 GB recommended). THIS DISK IS A DVD-ROM AND REQUIRES A DVD-ROM DRIVE. The disk will NOT work in CD-ROM drives.
Use_Constraints:
USG, AGI, ESRI, AND/OR ITS LICENSOR(S) SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR COSTS OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, OR BUSINESS EXPENDITURES, INVESTMENTS, OR COMMITMENTS IN CONNECTION WITH ANY BUSINESS; LOSS OF ANY GOODWILL; OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR USE OF THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS, HOWEVER CAUSED, ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, AND WHETHER OR NOT ESRI OR ITS LICENSOR(S) HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THESE LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY NOTWITHSTANDING ANY FAILURE OF ESSENTIAL PURPOSE OF ANY EXCLUSIVE REMEDY.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE LIMITED WARRANTY, AND THE LICENSEE EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE DATA CONTAINS SOME NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS. THERE IS NO WARRANT THAT THE DATA WILL MEET LICENSEE'S NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS; THAT THE USE OF THE DATA WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED; OR THAT ALL NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: AGI > American Geological Institute
Contact_Person: CHRISTOPHER M. KEANE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: American Geological Institute
Address: 4220 King Street
City: Alexandria
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22302-1502
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 379-2480
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (703) 379-7563
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: keane@agiweb.org
Resource_Description: Global_GIS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIS
Format_Name: GIS
Transfer_Size: 34 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.agiweb.org/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.agiweb.org/pubs/pubindex.html?Catagory=...
Access_Instructions:
Access to Global GIS CD-ROMs and information.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://webgis.wr.usgs.gov/globalgis/
Access_Instructions:
USGWS News Release "USGS and the American Geological Institute Combine to Offer a World of Information".
Fees: $29.95 Per Cd-rom
Fees: $180.00 Per Dvd
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20021101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20111122
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@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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