GIS Data

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Afghanistan

A map of airports and airfields in Afghanistan (2000). The data was obtained from the Afghanistan Information Management Services ().

A settlement map for Afghanistan. We used a district shapefile that we obtained from Afghanistan Information Management Services ().

Road maps for Afghanistan. We used a district shapefile that we obtained from Afghanistan Information Management Services ().

The original data (as of 1994) include major rivers of Afghanistan created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are obtained through Princeton University, and available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of Princeton University.

The original data (as of 1994) include major lakes of Afghanistan created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are obtained through Princeton University, and available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of Princeton University.

The district-level administrative boundary file for Afghanistan. We used a district shapefile that we obtained from Afghanistan Information Management Services () and then used the 398 district configuration map (available here) to identify which districts were split...

The district-level administrative boundary file for Afghanistan. It contains 329 districts boundaries for Afghanistan. The map was created by Afghanistan Information Management Services () in 1998.

The original data (as of 1994) include major cities of Afghanistan created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are obtained through Princeton University, and available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of Princeton University.

Iraq

Vector dataset of the 89 neighborhoods in Baghdad in shapefile format. WGS84 projection, lat/long coordinates. The neighborhoods were geo-referenced from a map provided by the UN's Humanitarian Information Center for Iraq (HIC). The map was accessed from the HIC website on February 4, 2010, but the link is no longer accessible so a pdf of the...

Tourist map for Baghdad in TIFF format. The map is geo-referenced by ESOC. Map source: "Baghdad City Map 1:25 000 and 1:9 000." Gecko Maps. A. Rohweder, CH-8127 Forch, Switzerland. April 2004.

Map for Iraq in TIFF format, taken from CIA. The map is geo-referenced by ESOC. Map source: "Iraq." Central Intelligence Agency, Washington, DC. 2008. 1:6 000 000. Lambert conformal conic projection.

Map for Iraq in TIFF format. The map is geo-referenced by ESOC. Map source: "Iraq." Sawyer Mapping, Vancouver, BC. 2002. Scale 1:1 200 000.

Map for Iraq in TIFF format. The map is geo-referenced by ESOC. Map source: "Iraq, Irak, Npak." Gizi. 2003. 1:1 750 000.

Map of ethnic composition in Iraq. We used maps produced by Dr. Michael Izady and hosted by the Gulf/2000 Project at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs () for ethnic groups in Iraq () and ethnic groups in 2003 Baghdad (), and Central Iraq () to produce a shapefile reflecting Iraq's ethnic composition by district....

ESOC Project’s data on ethnic populations in Iraq, based on "Distribution of Ethnoreligious Groups and Tribes, CIA Country Profile, 2003," and "Ethnoreligious Groups, CIA, 1992." We combine high-resolution population data (LandScan 2008) and maps that bound areas in which ethnic groups reside to estimate ethnic group population numbers at the...

GIS vector dataset of ethno-religious areas in Iraq, based on "Distribution of Ethnoreligious Groups and Tribes, CIA Country Profile, 2003."and "Ethnoreligious Groups, CIA, 1992." We combine high-resolution population data (LandScan 2008) and maps that bound areas in which ethnic groups reside to estimate ethnic group population numbers. The...

The district-level administrative boundary file for Iraq. Our shapefiles were used in Berman, Shapiro, Felter (2011) with very minor improvements to the alignment of district boundaries. As a general point, analysts using time-...

The Governorate-level administrative boundary file for Iraq. Governorate shapefiles are dissolved from the district boundary shape file. Users should note that many publicly available shapefiles for Iraq do not deal appropriately with the boundaries of Baghdad Governorate, which changed substantially under the Coalition Provisional Authority....

ESOC Project’s data on ethnic populations in Iraq, with separate data on Baghdad. We combine high-resolution population data (LandScan 2008) and maps that bound areas in which ethnic groups reside to estimate ethnic group population numbers at the district administrative level. The boundaries of Iraq’s districts and governorates we use are...

Mexico

Railroad map of Mexico.

Source: National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)

Highway map of Mexico

Source: National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI)

Geo-referenced yearly data at the municipal level on homicides reported in death certificates from 2006 to 2011. The certificates are issued by local offices of the Attorney General's Office.

Geo-referenced yearly data at the municipal level of homicides presumably related to rivalries between Drug Trafficking Organizations. The database includes deaths related to violent aggressions and confrontations between criminal groups and military and police force. The information for 2006 only includes homicides occurred in December while...

Shapefile with the administrative boundaries of 2456 municipalities in Mexico, including the 16 "delegaciones" or boroughs in Mexico City.

Source: National Institute of Statistics and Geography

Shapefile with the administrative boundaries of the 31 States and the Federal District.

Source: National Institute of Statistics and Geography

Pakistan

The station-quarterly level rainfall data (1960-2007) for Pakistan. We interpolated the original data obtained from the Pakistan Meteorological Department by Dr. Jishnu Das of the World Bank.

The placename gazetteer file for Pakistan. The file contains district-, division-, and province-level names. The files are obtained from the United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). NGA has an extensive database of placenames online at the GEOnet Names Server ().

The map provides locations of major cities in Pakistan based on data ESOC obtained through Princeton University. The original data include Pakistan cities with population 100 thousands to 1 million (as of 1995) created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed...

The map provides locations of major cities in Pakistan based on data ESOC obtained through Princeton University. The original data include Pakistan cities with population 1 million and more (as of 1995) created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of...

The data are obtained through Princeton University. The original data (as of 2010) are created by LeadDog. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of Princeton University.

The map provides district-level administrative boundaries of Pakistan based on data ESOC obtained through Princeton University. The original data include the district boundaries of Pakistan (as of 1995) created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of...

The map provides division-level administrative boundaries of Pakistan based on data ESOC obtained through Princeton University. The original data include the division boundaries of Pakistan (as of 1995) created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of...

Provinces of Pakistan

The map provides province-level administrative boundaries of Pakistan based on data ESOC obtained through Princeton University. The original data include the district boundaries of Pakistan (as of 1995) created by GfK MACON company, Germany. The data are available at Princeton University Library () for currently enrolled or employed members of...

Philippines

The municipal-level administrative boundary file for the Philippines. The data are obtained from the Philippine GIS Data Clearinghouse . PhilGIS is a single-access, data-sharing portal of free Philippine geospatial data.

The province-level administrative boundary file for the Philippines. The data are obtained from the Philippine GIS Data Clearinghouse . PhilGIS is a single-access, data-sharing portal of free Philippine geospatial data.

Vietnam

The province-level political boundary file for Southeast Asia (as of 1966): South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos; and partial country boundaries for Thailand, Burma, and China. This shapefile is created, based on "Indochina Administrative Divisions September 1966."

See ReadMe.txt in the zip-folder for usage and citation...

The country-level political boundary file for Southeast Asia (as of 1966): South Vietnam, North Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos; and partial country boundaries for Thailand, Burma, and China. This shapefile is created, based on "Indochina Administrative Divisions September 1966."

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