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Study Report

Study Number: DA-503-001-1-1-China-CIESIN-1990

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: Fundamental GIS: digital chart of China, 1:1M, version 1 [CD-ROM].  [machine-readable data file] / University of Washington. China in Time and Space (CITAS)  [principal investigator(s)] / Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 11/18/1997

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: The data is also available at the Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESEN). GIS program is needed to access the data. (DPLS internal note: This study is received on a CD-ROM for review purpose.)

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 10/1/1997

Documentation: View the data description.

Abstract: The Fundamental GIS: Digital Chart of China is a series of 1:1,000,000 scale vector fundamental maps of China in ARC/INFOŽ format. The data were developed from the Digital Chart of the World (DCW) Vector Product Format (VPF). The original DCW database in VPF was developed by the United States Defense mapping Agency (DMA) with the cooperation of several agencies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. There are two components to the Digital Chart of China, each having six layers. The smaller dataset covers the areas of China proper, while the larger dataset covers China and the surrounding areas contained within 10 and 60 degrees North latitude and 70 to 140 degrees East longitude. The six layers comprising each dataset in the Digital Chart of China are: roads, railroads, drainage system, contours, populated places, and urbanized areas. All coverages are given in the geographic (latitude/longitude) coordinate system. Areas where no data were available appear blank on the map. Contours will also appear broken at the edges of these areas.

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7035 (CD-ROM)