Spatial Metadata: Rivers of Eritrea

Dataset identification
Title: Rivers of Eritrea
Date: 2002-04-04
Author
Owner
  • Organisation:National Food Information System - Ministry of Agriculture
  • Contact name:Yemane Tekleyohannes
Data content of the dataset
Theme: Hydrology: Rivers
Abstract:The Rivers dataset is part of the Multipurpose Africover Database for the Environmental Resources (MADE) which was produced by the Africover Project to establish a digital georeferenced database on land cover at a 1:200,000 scale (1:100,000 for small countries and specific areas), and a geographic referential for the whole of Africa.
Lineage: The rivers have been produced from visual interpretation of digitally enhanced LANDSAT TM images (Bands 4,3,2) acquired mainly in the year 1999.
Geographic area name: Eritrea
Geographic extent
  • Bounding Box:
    North bound:
    17.99490
    South bound:
    12.36390
    West bound:
    36.44330
    East bound:
    43.12140
Temporal extent:
Spatial data structure of the dataset
Spatial data type (Format): ESRI Shapefile
Spatial reference of the dataset
Geographic coordinate system: WGS 1984
Availability and distribution of the dataset
Organisation: FAO - UN
Distribution media: Online
Distribution format: ESRI Shapefile, Digital map (in vector or shapefile)
Contact person: John Latham

Note: This web page is only designed for a master's research experiment undertaken at the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) at the University of Pretoria.
Spatial Metadata information displayed here has been adapted from the FAO Africover Geonework web portal.
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