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Political Boundaries:          Identification Information

Originator:  National Imagery and Mapping Agency

                                                Date:  unknown

                                                Title:  VMAP_1V10 - Vector Map Level 0 (Digital Chart of the World)

Purpose:  The VMap Level 0 is a general purpose global database designed to

support Geographic Information Systems applications. 

                  Abstract:  The Vector Map (VMap) Level 0 database represents the third

edition of the Digital Chart of the World.  VMap Level 0 is a comprehensive 1:1,000,000 scale vector of the world. It consists of cartographic, attribute, and textual data stored on compact disc read only memory (CD-ROM). The primary source for the database is the National Imagery and Mapping Agency's (NIMA) Operational Navigation Chart (ONC) series. This is the largest scale unclassified map series in existence that provides consistent, continuous global coverage of essential basemap features.  The data includes major road and rail networks, major hydrologic drainage systems, major utility networks (cross-country pipelines and communication lines), all major airports, elevation contours (1000 foot(ft), with 500ft and 250ft supplemental contours), coastlines, international boundaries and populated places.


                                                Access Constraints:  none

                                                Use Constraints:  Cite National Imagery and Mapping Agency

                  Ordering Instructions:  For armed forces, Department of Defense, and

federal/state government customers only. Must have customer account number.  To provide a general idea of content, a sample data set is available from the TMPO Home Page.


                                                Contact Address:  6001 MacArthur Blvd.

                                                City: Bethesda

                                                State or Province: MD

                                                Postal Code: 20816-5001

                                                Country: USA


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                                                Entity and Attribute Information (table heading explanations)

                                                Shape:  ArcView file type



                                                Na2:  Abbreviation for Na2_descri


                                                Na3:  Abbreviation for Na3_descri:

N=North America

S=South America


                                                Na3_descri:  Continent of country location

                                                wfbpathln:  Info source?

                                                Area (m^2): Area within boundary in meters squared

                                                Perimeter (m):  Distance traced around boundary in meters