Permafrost zone boundary

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Permafrost zone boundary

Abstract:
Line layer (Permafrost zone) 1:5000000 scale.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    FAO/IIASA, Eugene Simonov, Eugene Egidarev, 2003, Permafrost zone boundary.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 93.898201
    East: 142.109174
    North: 61.062214
    South: 47.535019

  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: 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):
      • String (156)

    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?

    frozen_earth
    locations of permafrost zone boundary
    (Source:
    FAO
    )

    FID
    Internal feature number.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry.
    (Source:
    ESRI
    )

    Coordinates defining the features.

    LENGTH
    empty field

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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 settlements in Amur River basin with complete attributes.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    Soil and Physiographic Database for North and Central, EURASIA (source 1 of 1)

    FAO, IIASA, 2003, .

    Type of source media: CD-ROM
    Source scale denominator: 1:5000000

  2. What changes have been made?

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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: 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?

  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: 0.036

  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: 20080316

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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