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Detailed World Polygons (LSIB) - Americas - March 2013

The Office of the Geographer’s Large Scale International Boundary Lines and World Vector Shorelines (LSIB-WVS) polygon file combines two data sets. The LSIB is believed to be the most accurate worldwide (non- Europe, non-US) international boundary vector line file available. The lines reflect U.S. government (USG) policy and thus not necessarily de facto control. The 1:250,000 scale World Vector Shoreline (WVS) coastline data is generally shifted by several hundred meters to over a km. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data.

Project: LSIB
Region: Global


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Detailed World Polygons (LSIB) - Eurasia/Africa - March 2013

The Office of the Geographer’s Large Scale International Boundary Lines and World Vector Shorelines (LSIB-WVS) polygon file combines two data sets. The LSIB is believed to be the most accurate worldwide (non- Europe, non-US) international boundary vector line file available. The lines reflect U.S. government (USG) policy and thus not necessarily de facto control. The 1:250,000 scale World Vector Shoreline (WVS) coastline data is generally shifted by several hundred meters to over a km. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data.

Project: LSIB
Region: Global


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EurasiaAfrica_LSIBPolygons_2013March08_HIU_USDoS.zip

Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB), AFRICA and the AMERICAS - September 2012

From the Department of State’s Office of the Geographer (INR/GGI), the LSIB is believed to be the most accurate available worldwide international boundary vector line file. The lines reflect U.S. government (USG) policy and thus not necessarily de facto control. The LSIB has no known errors in boundary location of over 4 km, and is generally accurate to within a kilometer or less. The boundary line depiction research (“recovery” of the authoritative location of the line) has been done over the past decade or so by geographers at the State Department and colleagues from other agencies, and is based on modern imagery, elevation data, relevant maps, treaties, international arbitration and court rulings, and other sources. The LSIB is frequently updated.

Project: LSIB
Region: Global


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Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB), EURASIA - September 2012

From the Department of State’s Office of the Geographer (INR/GGI), the LSIB is believed to be the most accurate available worldwide international boundary vector line file. The lines reflect U.S. government (USG) policy and thus not necessarily de facto control. The LSIB has no known errors in boundary location of over 4 km, and is generally accurate to within a kilometer or less. The boundary line depiction research (“recovery” of the authoritative location of the line) has been done over the past decade or so by geographers at the State Department and colleagues from other agencies, and is based on modern imagery, elevation data, relevant maps, treaties, international arbitration and court rulings, and other sources. The LSIB is frequently updated.

Project: LSIB
Region: Global


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EURASIA_LSIB4b_2012Sep04_USDoS_HIU.zip

U.S. Department of State's Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) - Daily Humanitarian News Brief, Updated July 2013

The Daily Humanitarian News Brief (DHNB) is a collection of selected humanitarian news stories compiled daily by the Humanitarian Information Unit of the U.S. Department of State. The DHNB database contains links to the maps, reports, news articles, photos, and videos compiled from a range of news outlets. The entire database is available for download in Microsoft Excel (.xls) and Comma-Separated Values (.csv).  The DHNB is a global database that includes specific information on the article’s website region, country, placename, latitude, and longitude.  Additionally, each entry is tagged using a humanitarian data model developed at the HIU, the individual categories include: Conflict, Disaster, Emergency Hazard, Health, Mitigation, Population at Risk, Preparation, Prevention, Reconstructions, Recovery, and Relief. This version of the DHNB contains entries for the time period between, June 3, 2011 and July 01, 2013.

Project: DHNB
Region: Global


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U.S. Department of State's Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) - Refugee Database, Updated January 2012

The HoA Refugee Database, produced by the Humanitarian Information Unit of the U.S. Department of State, is a compilation of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) population and demographic data reports for refugee camp populations in the Horn of Africa Region. Dadaab Camp in Kenya and Dollo Ado camp of Ethiopia are the focus; there are seven sites within Dadaab: Dagahaley Camp, Hagadera Camp, Ifo Camp, Ifo 2 East Camp, Ifo 2 West Camp, and Camp Kambioos, and five sites within Dollo Ado: Bokolmanyo Camp, Melkadida Camp, Kobe Camp, Hilaweyn Camp, and Buramino Camp. The entire HoA Refugee Database is available for download in both Microsoft Excel (.xls) and Comma-Separated Values (.csv). The HoA Refugee Database originated in July of 2011 and the current release is through December 2011. The HoA Refugee Database several demographic variables of populations within the refugee camps, including: individual population, household counts, gender, age and nationality. Geographic location, in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates, are provided for each of the camps.

Project: Refugee Database
Region: Africa
Theme: Population at Risk


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