Division_Politica_FAO_2014_Limites_Departamentales

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Metadata file identifier
  • c3d7ef48-32dc-11e4-a97f-bc5ff4764ffa

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    Language
  • UNKNOWN

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    Contact
    Role
  • publisher

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    Metadata date stamp
  • 2014-08-26

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    Metadata standard name
  • ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata

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    Metadata standard version
  • http://metadata.dgiwg.org/ISO19115/ISO19115_v0_7.htm

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    Identification Information
    Citation
    Title
  • Division_Politica_FAO_2014_Limites_Departamentales

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Abstract
  • The Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) is an initiative implemented by FAO within the CountrySTAT and Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) projects.The GAUL compiles and disseminates the best available information on administrative units for all the countries in the world, providing a contribution to the standardization of the spatial dataset representing administrative units. The GAUL always maintains global layers with a unified coding system at country, first (e.g. departments) and second administrative levels (e.g. districts). Where data is available, it provides layers on a country by country basis down to third, fourth and lowers levels. The overall methodology consists in a) collecting the best available data from most reliable sources, b) establishing validation periods of the geographic features (when possible), c) adding selected data to the global layer based on the last country boundaries map provided by the UN Cartographic Unit (UNCS), d) generating codes using GAUL Coding System and e) distribute data to the users.Because GAUL works at global level, unsettled territories are reported. The approach of GAUL is to deal with these areas in such a way to preserve national integrity for all disputing countries.GAUL is released once a year and the target beneficiary of GAUL data is the UN community and other authorized international and national partners. GAUL keeps track of administrative units that has been changed, added or dismissed in the past for political causes. Changes implemented in different years are recorded in GAUL on different layers. For this reason the GAUL product is not a single layer but a group of layers, named "GAUL Set".

  • Purpose
  • The Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) aims at compiling and disseminating the most reliable spatial information on administrative units for all countries in the world.

  • Credit
  • Statistics Division (ESS) - Economic and Social Development Department (ES) - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Point of contact
    Individual name
  • Fabio Grita

  • Organisation name
  • ESS, FAO

  • Position name
  • Information Technology - Systems Support Officer

  • Contact information
    Address
    Delivery point
  • Via delle Terme di Caracalla

  • Administrative area
  • Lazio

  • Postal code
  • 00151

  • Electronic mail address
  • fabio.grita@fao.org

  • Role
  • Point of contact

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • boundaries

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  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • ISO 19115 Topic Categories

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • sub national boundaries

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • GAUL

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  • theme

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    Title
  • None

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    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • global

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  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • World

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

  • Date Type
  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • administrative

  • Type
  • theme

  • Thesaurus name
    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Descriptive keywords
    Keyword
  • Downloadable Data

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  • theme

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    Title
  • None

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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  • publication

  • Spatial representation type
  • vector

  • Language
  • eng

  • Environment description
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035

  • Extent
    Geographic element
    West bound longitude
  • -118.614458

  • East bound longitude
  • -28.133877

  • South bound latitude
  • -56.711451

  • North bound latitude
  • 34.000000

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    Content information
    Included with dataset
  • false

  • Feature types
  • Limites_Departamentales

  • Feature catalogue citation
    Title
  • unknown

  • Date
    Date
  • 0001-01-01

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    Distribution information
    Distribution format
    Name
  • File Geodatabase Feature Class

  • Version
  • UNKNOWN

  • Transfer options
    On-line resource
    Linkage
  • null2

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