Ramsar Sites

Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?

Ramsar Sites

Ramsar sites in Amur River basin (Point layer. Scale 1:100000)

The layer covers Amur River Basin and adjacent regions within standard dataframe used by WWF Amur Branch. 

Все известные  на январь 2008 Рамсарские водно-болотные уголдья в пределах Ам Бассейна и прилежаших областях.
Объекты представлены точками.
Слой имеет атрибутивную информацию:
 год создания, имя угодья, координаты.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Eugene Egidarev, 2008, Ramsar Sites.

    This is part of the following larger work:

    Eugene Simonov, Tom Dahmer, February 2008, Amur Basin River Reader: Published by Ecosystems Ltd, Hong-Kong, China..

    Other citation details:
    Copyright by authors, WWF and Ecosystems Ltd. Map Copyright by E.Egidarev, A.Purekhovsky, E.Simonov.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: 27.866667
    East: 165.783333
    North: 73.000000
    South: 19.983333

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning date: 30.01.1999
    Beginning time: unknown
    Ending date: 30.01.2008
    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):
      • Entity point (76)

    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?

    locations of Ramsar area
    from documents and maps

    Internal feature number.

    Feature geometry.

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Name of ramsar sites in English
    transliteration by author, and from sources

    Name of ramsar sites (in Russian)

    X - coordinate

    Y - coordinate

    Date of Established

    Name of region (in english)

    Area (in ha)

    Number on the map

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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?

    WWF Russia amur Branch. E.Egidarev, E.Simonov

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

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

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

To show all Protected Areas in Amur River basin with detailed attribute information.
To inventory and analyse all Protected Areas in Amur River basin and immediate vicinity.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    Ramsar (source 1 of 1)

    Online links:
    Type of source media: online
    Source scale denominator: 1000000

  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

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

    Downloadable Data

  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: 0.002

  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: 20080323

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:
  • http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html

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