World Countries 2008

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20080401
Title: World Countries 2008
Edition: 2008
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2008 World, Europe, United States, Canada, and Mexico
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \world\data
Description:
Abstract:
World Countries 2008 represents the boundaries for the countries of the world as they existed in January 2008.
Purpose:
World Countries 2008 provides political boundaries for the world in 2008. To display World Political Organization Membership attributes or Census IPC Demographics attributes, join these tables to this attribute table using FIPS_CNTRY or CNTRY_NAME as the common attribute.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:15,000,000.
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.000000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.623600
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: countries
Theme_Keyword: international boundaries
Theme_Keyword: coastlines
Theme_Keyword: area
Theme_Keyword: international codes
Theme_Keyword: status
Theme_Keyword: population
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: society
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: World
Temporal:
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Temporal_Keyword: 1996
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Temporal_Keyword: 1993/1994
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 1994
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
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Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: 2007
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: 2008
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
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Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
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Data_Set_Credit: National Geographic Society
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using either ESRI SDC Data Development Kit Professional 2 (DDKP2) or tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then loaded into ArcSDE® to verify and validate the geometry. The data set is created directly from a topologically correct ArcInfo® coverage.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
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The geospatial part of this data set was originally extracted from the ArcWorld Supplement database and then generalized (tolerance unknown). The positional accuracy is unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
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United States Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research
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Title: Geographic and Global Issues Quarterly
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Originator: United States Central Intelligence Agency
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Title: The World Factbook 2000; 2003; 2004; 2005; 2007; 2008
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The Factbook has been an annual publication, but selected data and maps are updated periodically online.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html>
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<http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/appendix/appendix-d.html>
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Originator: National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
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National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis at University of California, Santa Barbara
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Executive Secretary for Foreign Names - U.S. Board on Geographic Names
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COUNTRIES, DEPENDENCIES, AREAS OF SPECIAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND THEIR PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
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Executive Secretary for Foreign Names - U.S. Board on Geographic Names
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COUNTRIES, DEPENDENCIES, AREAS OF SPECIAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND THEIR PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
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International Border Treaty between the Republic of Yemen and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Europa is the portal site of the European Union (<http://europa.eu.int/>). It provides up-to-date coverage of European Union affairs and essential information on European integration.
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Various Newsletters on ISO 3166-1 have been used over the years.
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United Nations Cartographic Section Technical Paper: List of Territories; United Nations Member States: List of Member States
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Originator: ESRI
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
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Other_Citation_Details: Provides the boundary between Montenegro and Serbia.
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Citation_Information:
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U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division/International Programs Center
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U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division/International Programs Center
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The following steps were performed by ESRI for Data & Maps 2002: Updated Saudi Arabia - Yemen border. Updated attributes for East Timor, Yugoslavia, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen. Recalculated attributes based on area. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr) and ArcView GIS legend file (.avl). Copied projection file (.prj) and created spatial indices.
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Extracted the features from ESRI Data & Maps 1999 data set–cntry98.shp. Updated political boundaries and attributes for 2000 for Macau, Hong Kong, and East Timor. Extended political boundaries into the Caspian Sea and removed the shoreline. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr). Created ArcView GIS legend file (.avl). Created projection file (.prj). Created spatial indices.
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The following steps were performed by ESRI: Updated fields to reflect change from Yugoslavia to Serbia and Montenegro. Updated fields for East Timor, Romania, and Gaza Strip. Updated currency information for the European Euro. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices. Converted the data set to SDC.
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Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.iso.org>
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The following steps were performed by ESRI: Updated attribute values for East Timor, Serbia & Montenegro, and Taiwan. Recreated country regions, absorbing the province of Taiwan into the country of China. Removed the Paracel and Spratly island groups.
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Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
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The following steps were performed by ESRI: Added attributes ISO_NUM, ISOSHRTNAM, UNSHRTNAM, LOCSHRTNAM, LOCLNGNAM, and STATUS. Removed attributes SOVEREIGN, CURR_TYPE, CURR_CODE, and LANDLOCKED. Updated attribute values for LONG_NAME. Reduced the attribute width for CNTRY_NAME.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
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The following steps were performed by ESRI: Renamed the attribute POP_CNTRY to POP2005, added the values from the World Factbook, and redefined the field width. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
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The following steps were performed by ESRI: Split the single country of Serbia and Montenegro into separate countries of Montenegro and Serbia using the boundary from 2006 World Administrative Units. Coded their attribute values from the CIA The World Factbook, the International Organization for Standardization, and the United Nations websites. Updated the names for Afghanistan, Isle of Man, Myanmar, Rwanda, and Timor-Leste. Replaced POP2005 with POP2006 and coded it with values from the CIA The World Factbook website and gave the records that did not have population data values of -99999. Removed an area in the Netherlands where land was in the process of being reclaimed from the sea but was never completed. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
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Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.iso.org>
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: <http://www.un.org>
Process_Date: 20070724
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Replaced POP2006 with POP2007 and coded it with values from the U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division/International Programs Center web site. Added the attribute LAND_SQKM and coded it with values from the CIA The World Factbook country web pages. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: U.S. Census IPC
Process_Date: 20080326

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 249

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: cntry08
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent the boundaries for the countries of the world as they existed in January 2008.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS_CNTRY
Attribute_Definition: The FIPS code (two-letter) for the country.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 10-4
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GMI_CNTRY
Attribute_Definition:
The country code (three-letter) for the country from Global Mapping International.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Global Mapping International
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Global Mapping International Codes
Codeset_Source: Global Mapping International
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ISO_2DIGIT
Attribute_Definition:
The country code (two-letter) for the country from the International Organization for Standardization.
Attribute_Definition_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: ISO 3166-1 Alpha-2 codes
Codeset_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ISO_3DIGIT
Attribute_Definition:
The country code (three-letter) for the country from the International Organization for Standardization.
Attribute_Definition_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: ISO 3166-1 Alpha-3 codes
Codeset_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ISO_NUM
Attribute_Definition:
The 3166-1-numeric-3 code for the country from the International Organization for Standardization.
Attribute_Definition_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: ISO 3166-1 Numeric-3 codes
Codeset_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTRY_NAME
Attribute_Definition: The country name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcWorld Supplement, Geographic and Global Issues, CIA Factbook
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG_NAME
Attribute_Definition: The official country name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcWorld Supplement, Geographic and Global Issues, CIA Factbook
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ISOSHRTNAM
Attribute_Definition:
The short form of the country name from the International Organization for Standardization.
Attribute_Definition_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: ISO 3166-1 and ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 names
Codeset_Source: International Organization for Standardization
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNSHRTNAM
Attribute_Definition:
The short form of the country name from the United Nations Cartographic Section.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United Nations
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: United Nations Cartographic Section names
Codeset_Source: United Nations
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCSHRTNAM
Attribute_Definition:
The local short form country name. This name is displayed using an English character set. It is blank for countries with no local short form name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Central Intelligence Agency
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCLNGNAM
Attribute_Definition:
The local long form country name. This name is displayed using an English character set. It is blank for countries with no local long form name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Central Intelligence Agency
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
The United Nations political status of the political entity. This identifies whether the political entity is an independent United Nations member state, territory, occupied territory, dependency, etc.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United Nations
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: United Nations Political Entity status
Codeset_Source: United Nations
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP2007
Attribute_Definition: The 2007 midyear estimated population of the country.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division/International Programs Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numbers for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQKM
Attribute_Definition:
The country area in square kilometers using an equal area projection.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQMI
Attribute_Definition:
The country area in square miles using an equal area projection.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAND_SQKM
Attribute_Definition:
The country area in square kilometers which is land (The World Factbook).
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Central Intelligence Agency
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Areas for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COLORMAP
Attribute_Definition:
The number allows the country to be shaded uniquely from its neighbors.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 8

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the ESRI Telebusiness staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.
Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contact/>.
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SDC
Format_Specification:
The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial index. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The XML file (*.sdc.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: ArcGIS® software
Transfer_Size: 1.202
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 7.95
Recording_Density_Units: GB (gigabytes)
Recording_Format: UDF (Universal Disc Format)
Fees: Software purchase price
Ordering_Instructions: ESRI Data & Maps is available only as part of ESRI® software.
Technical_Prerequisites: To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080422
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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