Global Lakes and Wetlands Database
Entry ID: GLWD

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Summary
Abstract: The global lakes and wetlands database GLWD has been developed in partnership
with the Center for Environmental Systems Research, University of Kassel,
Germany. It is available for download as three separate ArcView layers (two
polygon shapefiles and one grid). The files have been compressed using WinZip
and are 46 MB in total size.

The database consists of (1) large lakes and reservoirs, (2) ... View entire text
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Caption:  GLWD Map
Description:  GLWD Map

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lehner, B. and P. Doll
Dataset Title: Global Lakes and Wetlands Database
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: World Wildlife Fund
Online Resource: http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1:1 to 1:3 million
Longitude Resolution: 1:1 to 1:3 million
Platform
MAPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints GLWD is available for non-commercial scientific, conservation, and educational
purposes. Any modification of the original data by users must be noted. By
submitting the download request you agree to the regulations of the data
disclaimer (PDF format, 15k). See:
http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm
Use Constraints Credit the following and fill out the short form at
http://www.worldwildlife.org/science/data/globallakes.cfm
Lehner, B. and P. D?ll (2004): Development and validation of a global database
of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 296/1-4: 1-22.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Wildlife Fund Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.worldwildlife.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: BERNHARD LEHNER
Email: bernhard.lehner at wwfus.org
Contact Address:
Conservation Science Program
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20037
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online, www
Distribution Size: 46 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: bernhard.lehner at wwfus.org
Contact Address:
Conservation Science Program
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20037
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Lehner, B. and P. Doll (2004): Development and validation of a global database of lakes, reservoirs and wetlands. Journal of Hydrology 296/1-4: 1-22.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2004-09-23
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