World Continents


ISO-19139 Metadata

Metadata Information:

Metadata language:
Metadata character set: utf8

Last update: 2011-12-14

Metadata contact - publisher:
Individual's name: ArcGIS Content Team
Organization's name: Esri
Contact's position: ArcGIS Content Team

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-793-5953

Address:
Delivery point:
 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
Administrative area: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
e-mail address:info@esri.com

Scope of the data described by the metadata: dataset
Scope name: dataset

Name of the metadata standard used: ISO 19139 Geographic Information - Metadata - Implementation Specification
Version of the metadata standard: 2007

Metadata identifier: {94F8D1C5-0061-4548-A7DE-D8B9DE209CE0}

Resource Identification Information:

Citation:
Title: World Continents

Edition: 2013
Edition date: 2013-06-01
Presentation format: mapDigital

Series:
Name: Data & Maps for ArcGIS®
Issue: 2013 - World, Europe, and United States


Party responsible for the resource - pointOfContact:
Individual's name: ArcGIS Content Team
Organization's name: Esri
Contact's position: ArcGIS Content Team

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-793-5953

Address:
Delivery point:
 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
Administrative area: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
e-mail address:info@esri.com

Themes or categories of the resource: boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

Descriptive keywords - :
Keywords: continents, world, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Oceania, boundaries

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.

Dataset language: eng
Dataset character set: utf8

Maintenance:
Update frequency: annually

Resource constraints:
Constraints:
Limitations of use: This work is licensed under the Esri Master License Agreement.View Summary | View Terms of Use

Resource constraints:
Legal constraints:
Access constraints: license,

Use constraints:

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Spatial representation type: vector

Processing environment: Esri ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Spatial resolution:
Dataset's scale:
Scale denominator: 15000000

Extent:
Point of contact - pointOfContact:
Individual's name: ArcGIS Content Team
Organization's name: Esri
Contact's position: ArcGIS Content Team

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-793-5953

Address:
Delivery point:
 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
Administrative area: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
e-mail address:info@esri.com

Spatial Representation - Vector:

Level of topology for this dataset: geometryOnly
Geometric objects:
Object type: complex
Object count: 8

Reference System Information:

Reference system identifier:
Value: GCS_WGS_1984


Data Quality Information:

Scope of quality information:
Level of the data: dataset

Lineage:
Lineage statement:
 ArcWorld Supplement (source 1 of 3) 

Esri, 1996, ArcWorld™ Supplement: Esri, Redlands, California, USA. 

Type of source media: CD–ROM
Source scale denominator: 3000000
Source contribution:
Attribute and geospatial data


GMI (source 2 of 3) 

Global Mapping International, Missions Database: Global Mapping International, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. 

Type of source media: CD–ROM
Source contribution:
Attribute data


CIA Factbook (source 3 of 3) 

United States Central Intelligence Agency, 200703, The World Factbook 2007: The World Factbook 2007, United States Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC, USA. 

Online links: 
http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/index.html 

Other citation details: 
The online Factbook is updated periodically throughout the year.

Type of source media: online
Source contribution:
Attribute and geospatial data


Date: 20010111 (change 1 of 5) 
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.

Data sources used in this process: 
ArcWorld Supplement 
GMI 


Date: 20040307 (change 2 of 5) 
The following steps were performed by Esri: Added SQKM attribute and calculated its values. Added SQMI attribute and calculated its values.


Date: 20050211 (change 3 of 5) 
The following steps were performed by Esri: Removed the Paracel and Spratly island groups.


Date: 20060324 (change 4 of 5) 
The following steps were performed by Esri: Corrected the east and south geographic extents. Converted the data set to SDC.


Date: 20070322 (change 5 of 5) 
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.

Data sources used in this process: 
CIA Factbook 

Distribution Information:

Distributor:
Distributor information - distributor:
Organization's name: Esri; Esri Offices

Contact information:
Phone:
Voice: 800-447-9778

Address:
Delivery point:
 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
Administrative area: California
Postal code: 92373-8100

Format:
Format name: SDC Feature Database
Format version:

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Transfer options:
Transfer size: 0.879

Online resource:
Online location:http://www.ArcGIS.com
Function performed: download
Description: 002

Medium of distribution:
Medium name: dvdRom