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Layer from lroth, 1 year, 2 months ago

A coastline is the area where land meets the sea or ocean. In the case of GIS, it is represented as a line or polygon which forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake. Its use as a base layer allows for the delineation of islands and in some cases political boundaries like an entire country. This file is a mosaic of the highest resolution coastline files available for the 6 members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States under the ECMMAN project as well as the 3 additional countries participating in the CMBP, stewarded by the Nature Conservancy's Caribbean Program. See Supplemental Information for country specifics.

Layer from lroth, 1 year, 2 months ago

The protected area shapefile was compiled by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) with substantial submissions and assistance from 21 different governments with sometimes multiple representatives within a government in the insular Caribbean. The data represents a core dataset in conservation for the region. The Nature Conservancy works to keep this file as up to date as possible and uses it heavily in representing what is protected across the insular Caribbean.

Layer from lroth, 1 year, 2 months ago

Holds polygons representing the EEZs. This file was created from the world_poli_eez_2014 file and modified by TNC in 3 ways: 1.) All the land cutouts were removed to create whole polygons, 2.) International on land boundaries were added (eg. between DR and Haiti) using lines from The Office of the Geographer’s Large Scale International Boundary Lines and World Vector Shorelines (LSIB-WVS) polygon file, and 3.) the EEZ boundary between Grenada and SVG was manually changed to match local opinion.