Administrative division of Russia

Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?

Administrative division of Russia

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

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    DATA+, WWF, Eugene Simonov, Eugene Egidarev, Unknown, Administrative division of Russia.

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

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 83.058739
    East: 163.480469
    North: 72.332458
    South: 42.289600

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 1995
    Currentness reference:
    ground condition

  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):
      • G-polygon (409)

    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 Russia Amur Basin
    DATA+, WWF

    Feature geometry.

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Internal feature number.

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Area of county/district (ha)
    Calculated by software

    Name of province in English
    DATA+, DCW

    Aginskii Buryatskii A.O.

    Amurskaya oblast

    Chitinskaya oblast

    Evreiskaya A.O.

    Irkutskaya oblast

    Khabarovskii krai

    Primorskii krai

    Respublika Buryatiya

    Respublika Sakha (Yakutiya)

    Sakhalinskaya oblast

    Evenkiiskii A.O.

    Kemerovskaya oblast

    Krasnoyarskii krai

    Magadanskaya oblast

    Respublika Hakasiya

    Tomskaya obl

    Number of county/district on the map. "0" for polygons not representing counties. In each province counties have separate numbering starting from 1. .

    Range of values
    Minimum: 0
    Maximum: 28

    Name of province in Russian
    DATA+, DCW

    Name of county(district) in English
    DATA+, WWF

    Name of county(district) in Russian
    DATA+, WWF

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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 of Russia down to county(rayon, district) level in 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:
    Type of source media: CD-ROM
    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: 2006 (change 1 of 1)
    collected and clipped data.

    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 2000-2007

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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: 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

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

  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: 2.134

  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

+79242311633 (voice)

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

Metadata extensions used:

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