Human Footprint

Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?

Human Footprint

Wild Areas of the World Dataset (Human Footprint)

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Human Footprint.

    Online links:
    Other citation details:
    Sanderson, E.W., M. Jaiteh, M.A. Levy, K.H. Redford, A.V. Wannebo, and G. Wolmer. 2002. "The Human Footprint and the Last of the Wild," BioScience, Vol. 52, No. 10

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 83.313511
    East: 160.231212
    North: 65.188762
    South: 28.080287

  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: raster digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:
      • Dimensions 3695 x 4690 x 1, type Grid Cell

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

      The map projection used is Albers Conical Equal Area.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard parallel: 52.000000
      Standard parallel: 64.000000
      Longitude of central meridian: 135.000000
      Latitude of projection origin: 0.000000
      False easting: 23500000.000000
      False northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using row and column.
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 913.000000.
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 913.000000.
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters.

      The horizontal datum used is D_Krasovsky_1940.
      The ellipsoid used is Krasovsky_1940.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378245.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.300000.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    (1-100 %)
    Wild Areas of the World Dataset

    Internal feature number.

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    human footprint (1-100 %)

    Internal feature number.

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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  Human Footprint  in Amur River.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    Foot print (source 1 of 1)

    Online links:
    Type of source media: online
    Source scale denominator: Unknown(1000m)

  2. What changes have been made?

    (change 1 of 1)
    Person responsible for change:
    Eugene Egidarev
    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?

    small-scale Grids

  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
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?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:

    • Data format:
      Size: 2.914

  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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