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IHO Sea Areas

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World seas represents the boundaries for the major oceans and seas of the world. The source for the boundaries is the publication 'Limits of Oceans & Seas, Special Publication No. 23' published by the IHO in 1953. more

The dataset was made in VLIZ for use in the gazetteer.
Process description:
1) Making of a waterbackground: based on the World Countries 2004 dataset was a waterbackground made. This is one polygon that contains all the ocean and sea features of the world. Process software and version: ArcView Gis 3.2, ArcView 9 Source used: World Countries 2004
2) Making the single features: based on the 'Limits of Oceans and Seas', the waterbackground was subdivided in individual features for each ocean or sea. Process software and version: ArcView Gis 3.2, ArcView 9 Source used: IHO

Boundaries, Geography
Marine, Areas, Boundaries, Oceans, Seas, World Oceans

Geographical coverage
World Oceans [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 2005 on [Completed]

Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata creator

Used in this dataset:
(1953). Limits of oceans and seas. 3rd edition. IHO Special Publication, 23. International Hydrographic Organization (IHO): Monaco. 38 pp., more


Dataset information:

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: GIS maps
Release date: 2005-01-25
Metadatarecord created: 2016-09-26
Information last updated: 2016-09-26
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