World cities population (1308)

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
World cities population (1308)

Abstract:
Population of major cities in 1995. Point layer (Settlemets)

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    World cities population (1308).

    Online links:
  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -179.000793
    East: 178.416702
    North: 71.766701
    South: -53.166698

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning time: unknown
    Ending date: 01.04.2008
    Currentness reference:
    publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Entity point (2762)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
      The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    1308_cities
    locations of settlement

    FID
    Internal feature number.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Coordinates defining the features.

    AREA
    PERIMETER
    Z308_SHP_
    Z308_SHP_I
    ID_NUM
    CITY
    COUNTRY
    CITY_POP
    urban population

    POP_AREA
    YEAR
    CEN_EST
    CAP
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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Eugene Egidarev, Eugene Simonov
    WWF , Amur Branch
    Russia Vladivostok
    18a, Verkhneportovaya St.
    Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
    Russia

    +7 9242311633 (voice)
    +7 4232 414863 (FAX)
    Egidarev@wwfrfe.ru
    eugene simonov <esimonovster@gmail.com>
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Why was the data set created?

To show urban population distribution.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    World cities population (source 1 of 1)
    Type of source media: online
    Source scale denominator: 30000000
    Source contribution:
    http://www.grida.no/db/gis/prod/html/globhuma.htm

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 2006 (change 1 of 1)
    downloaded and clipped data.

    Person responsible for change:
    Eugene Simonov
    <esimonovster@gmail.com>

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access constraints: Data is free, layer updated- permission WWF Amur Branch
Use constraints:
Free, when using reference to authors required.

Distributor 1 of 1

  1. Who distributes the data set?

    WWF Amur Branch
    18a, Verkhneportovaya St.
    Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
    Russia

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    http://www.grida.no/db/gis/prod/html/globhuma.htm

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Data is free, layer updated- permission WWF Russia, Amur Branch

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:


    • Data format:
      Size: 0.074

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20080321

Metadata author:
Egidarev Eugene
WWF Russia, Amur Branch
Russia, Vladivostok
18a Verkhneportovaya str
Vladivostok, Primorskii krai 690003
Russia

+79242311633 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:
  • http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html

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