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Study Report

Study Number: DA-504-001-1-1-China-CIESIN-1982

Subject Area: Environment and Natural Resources

Bibliographic Citation: GB codes for the administrative divisions of People's Republic of China [CD-ROM].  [machine-readable data file] / State Bureau of Technological Supervision of P. R. China  [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). (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 GB (Guo Biao -- National Standard) Codes for the Administrative Divisions of the People's Republic of China were published by the State Bureau of Technological Supervision of P. R. China. The initial version was published in December 1980, with later revisions being published in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1991, and 1995, with the corresponding archive documentation numbers GB 2260-80, GB 2260-82, GB 2260-84, GB 2260-86, GB2260-1988, GB 2260-91 and GB/T 2260-1995. The GB Codes for the Administrative Divisions of the People's Republic of China define 6-digit codes for each of the administrative regions from the province level down to the county level; these regions include provinces (autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government), prefectures (prefecture-level cities, autonomous prefectures, leagues), and counties (districts, county-level cities, autonomous counties, banners). These codes are used for information management and exchange related to Chinese administrative regions. The GB Codes for the Administrative Divisions of the People's Republic of China dataset used here was created by CITAS (China in Time and Space) project funded by CIESIN under the NASA grant NASG-2901 and the Ford Foundation grant No.995-0669. (The dataset lists the GB codes from 1 January 1982 to 31 December 1992. Codes contained in this dataset may not correspond in all cases to the administrative regions at that particular time due to the time difference in updating the GB codes relative to changes in administrative regions).

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7035 (CD-ROM)