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China in Time and Space - CITAS - University of Washington, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN. 1996. China Dimensions Data Collection: Fundamental GIS: Digital Chart of China, 1:1M, Version 1. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4QC01D2. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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The Fundamental GIS: Digital Chart of China is a series of 1:1,000,000 scale vector fundamental maps of China in ArcInfo format. The data were developed from the Digital Chart of the World (DCW) Vector Product Format (VPF). The original DCW database in VPF was developed by the United States Defense Mapping Agency (DMA) with the cooperation of several agencies in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
There are two components to the Digital Chart of China, each having six layers. The smaller dataset covers the areas of China proper, while the larger dataset covers China and the surrounding areas contained within 10 and 60 degrees North latitude and 70 to 140 degrees East longitude. The six layers comprising each dataset in the Digital Chart of China are:
- drainage system
- populated places
- urbanized areas
All coverages are given in the geographic (latitude/longitude) coordinate system. Areas where no data were available appear blank on the map. Contours will also appear broken at the edges of these areas.