World Continents

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20120301
Title: World Continents
Edition: 2012
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data & Maps for ArcGIS®
Issue_Identification: 2012 - World, Europe, and United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \world\data
Description:
Abstract:
World Continents represents the boundaries for the continents of the world.
Purpose:
World Continents provides a base map layer of the continents for the world.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:15,000,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200703
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.000000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 83.623600
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.000000
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: continents
Theme_Keyword: coastlines
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: World
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1996
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 2007
Access_Constraints: Access granted to Licensee only.
Use_Constraints:
The data are provided by multiple, third party data vendors under license to Esri for inclusion on Data & Maps for ArcGIS® for use with Esri® software. Each data vendor has its own data licensing policies and may grant varying redistribution rights to end users. Please consult the redistribution rights below for this data set provided on Data & Maps. As used herein, “Geodata” shall mean any digital data set consisting of geographic data coordinates and associated attributes.
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Esri
Contact_Person: ArcGIS Content 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
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States– Please direct all inquiries regarding software/data pricing and consulting services to your local Esri Regional Office. For support, you may contact Esri Support Center by telephone (voice) between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, by dialing 888-377-4575; facsimile (fax) available at 909-792-0960; electronic mail (e-mail) support@esri.com; or visit <http://support.esri.com/>; Esri holidays excluded.
Outside the United States– Please direct all inquiries regarding software/data pricing, sales, support, and consulting services to your local Esri Office. This information can be found at <http://www.esri.com/about-esri/locations.html>.
For other questions or comments, you may contact Esri headquarters by e-mail, telephone, or fax or write to us.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then imported into a file geodatabase to verify, validate, and if needed repair 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:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
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:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: ArcWorld™ Supplement
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Source_Scale_Denominator: 3000000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ArcWorld Supplement
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Global Mapping International
Title: Missions Database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
Publisher: Global Mapping International
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GMI
Source_Contribution: Attribute data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Central Intelligence Agency
Publication_Date: 200703
Title: The World Factbook 2007
Edition: 2007
Series_Information:
Series_Name: The World Factbook
Issue_Identification: 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC, USA
Publisher: United States Central Intelligence Agency
Other_Citation_Details:
The online Factbook is updated periodically throughout the year.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200703
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Extracted the features from Esri® Data & Maps 1999 data set-admin98.shp. Updated political boundaries for countries and first-level administrative units. Used Continent attribute to dissolve out the necessary features to create the continents. Removed unnecessary attributes. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr). Created projection file (.prj). Created spatial indices. Converted the data set to SDC.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ArcWorld Supplement
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GMI
Process_Date: 20010111
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Added SQKM attribute and calculated its values. Added SQMI attribute and calculated its values.
Process_Date: 20040307
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Removed the Paracel and Spratly island groups.
Process_Date: 20050211
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Corrected the east and south geographic extents. Converted the data set to SDC.
Process_Date: 20060324
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Removed an area in the Netherlands where land was in the process of being reclaimed from the sea but was never completed.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CIA Factbook
Process_Date: 20070322

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: 8

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: continent
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent the boundaries for the continents of the world.
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: CONTINENT
Attribute_Definition: The continent name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ArcWorld Supplement
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The continents of the world.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ArcWorld Supplement
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQMI
Attribute_Definition: The measure of area in square miles.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQKM
Attribute_Definition: The measure of area in square kilometers.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas for the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Esri; Esri Offices
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 Office. This information can be found at <http://www.esri.com/about-esri/locations.html>.
Resource_Description: Offline Data, Downloadable 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: 0.879
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.ArcGIS.com>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.38 or 7.95
Recording_Density_Units: GB (gigabytes)
Recording_Format: UDF (Universal Disc Format)
Fees: Software purchase price
Ordering_Instructions: 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: 20111214
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Esri
Contact_Person: ArcGIS Content 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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