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Georeferenced Population Datasets of Mexico (GEO-MEX): Urban Place GIS Coverage of Mexico

Abstract: The Urban Place GIS Coverage of Mexico is a vector based point Geographic Information System (GIS) coverage of 696 urban places in Mexico. Each Urban

Place is geographically referenced down to one tenth of a minute. The attribute data include time-series population and selected census/geographic data items for Mexican urban places from

from 1921 to 1990. The cartographic data include urban place point locations on a state boundary file of Mexico. This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International

Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) in collaboration with the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica Geografia e Informatica (INEGI) and the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) of


Purpose: To provide an urban place GIS coverage of Mexico.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 33.0   S: 14.0   E: -87.0   W: -117.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1921-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27