Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?


Administrative borders. Line layer (Administrative border) 1:1000000 scale. Created from data: UNEP, DATA+, WWF Amur Branch.

Supplemental information:
original layer was updated.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    UNEP, DATA+, WWF, Eugene Simonov, Eugene Egidarev, Unknown, border_line_all.

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

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 73.446617
    East: 163.480469
    North: 72.332458
    South: 10.000182

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning date: 30.01.2000
    Beginning time: unknown
    Ending date: 30.01.2008
    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):
      • net (9692)

    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?

    Administrative division in Amur Basin

    Feature geometry.

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Internal feature number.

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Type of border

    Value Definition
    Municipal, borders between counties ( somon,rayons, districts) of the same province
    Borders between provinces in the same country
    borders between countries
    sea coast lines

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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

    +7 9242311633 (voice)
    +7 4232 414863 (FAX)
    eugene simonov <>
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Why was the data set created?

To show administrative division in the Amur River basin with complete attributes(description).

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    (source 1 of 2)

    DATA+, aboute 1999 year, Topographical Maps on Russia 1:1000000 scale.

    Online links:
    Source scale denominator: Topographical Maps on Russia 1:1000000 scale
    Source contribution:

    (source 2 of 2)
    Type of source media: Downloaded DATA from internet
    Source scale denominator: Layer Administrative division on China and Mongolia (aboute 1:2000000)
    Source contribution:
    Downloaded DATA UNEP

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: Not complete (change 1 of 1)
    1) convert polygon layers to line.
    2) merge obtained layers:
    Russia - Topographical Maps 1:1000000 scale
    China and Mongolia - Layer Administrative division (aboute 1:2000000)

    Person responsible for change:
    WWF Amur Branch

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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?

    Datasources used to update dataset produced in 2000-2005

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

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  1. Who distributes the data set?

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

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

    Downloadable Data is free

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Permission WWF Russia, Amur Branch

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:

    • Data format:
      Size: 7.583

  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?

Last modified: 20080321

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

REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual. (voice)
+79242311633 (voice)

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

Metadata extensions used:

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