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Global GIS - Global Coverage DVD
1st edition

P. Hearn, Jr., T. Hare, P. Schruben, D. Sherrill, C. LaMar, P. Tsushima

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This DVD-ROM contains a digital atlas of the entire planet. This atlas is the flagship product of a global database compiled from the USGS and other data sources at a nominal scale of 1:1 million and is intended to be used as a regional-scale reference and analytical tool by government officials, researchers, the private sector, and the general public. The atlas includes free GIS software or may by used with ESRI's ArcView 3.x software. Customized ArcView tools, specifically designed to make the atlas easier to use, are also included.



The atlas contains the following datasets:

  • Country political boundaries
  • Digital shaded relief map
  • Elevation
  • Slope
  • Hydrology (rivers, streams, springs, wells)
  • Locations of cities and towns
  • Airfields
  • Roads
  • Railroads
  • Utility lines
  • Population density
  • Geology
  • Ecological Regions
  • Historical seismicity (epicenter locations)
  • Volcanoes
  • Ore Deposits
  • Oil and Gas Fields
  • Climate data
  • Landcover and landuse
  • Vegetation index
  • Lights at night
  • MODIS global imagery
  • Active Data Links to USGS Stream Gauging Stations
  • Active Data Links to Global Summary of the Day climate data

The Global GIS database is designed to be used with the full version of ArcView 3.0 or higher, or the included free software, ArcView Data Publisher. The DVD contains a suite of customized ArcView tools specifically designed for the datasets, making it useful for beginners or advanced GIS users. Full support and documentation are available online on our Global GIS Homepage.

Minimum Requirements:

ArcView Data Publisher 3.1 works in Windows NT 4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows 95/98/ME and requires at least a Pentium microprocessor and at least 64 MB RAM, and 34 MB hard disk space (10 GB recommended). THIS DISK IS A DVD-ROM AND REQUIRES A DVD-ROM DRIVE. The disk will NOT work in CD-ROM drives.

ISBN 0-922152-67-5. DVD-ROM, item #624108


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