European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

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General
Data set name

Digital Chart of the World (DCW)

Data holding centreHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodNot specified
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Global

Observations 
Parameters

Terrestrial mapping; Land vegetation; Terrestrial water content

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

The data set comprises a new and comprehensive 1:1,000,000 vector base map of the world. Elements included are coastline, 1,000ft contours, spot heights, drainage and limited vegetation details. Raw data are currently available. The UK Meteorological Office are converting them to a more useful form.

OriginatorsHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
References

Defence Mapping Agency Systems Centre (1997) The DCW Product Specification (MIL/D/89009),

Data web sitehttp://www.meto.gov.uk/sec5/CR_div/cr_info.html
Availability 
OrganisationHadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDr. David A. Bennetts
Address

Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research
Met Office FitzRoy Road
Exeter
Devon
EX1 3PB
United Kingdom

Emaildabennetts@.metoffice.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1026004
Global identifier357
Last revised2010-01-10