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Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Ancillary Data

Abstract: The Ancillary Data portion of the Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections contains 38 variables (time series data on

population and gross domestic product as well as region codes, land area, and waterbody area) for 238 countries. The data are taken from the UN Population Division, the World Bank, the

CIA Factbook, and CIESIN's Gridded Population of the World, and are distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network


Purpose: To provide population estimates, gross domestic product, and surface area data to be used in conjunction with the sustainability indicators

included in the compendium.
Related URL
Description: data download page

Description: data set DOI and homepage
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -55.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 2005-12-31
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