The Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database

The Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical, High-resolution Geography Database (GSHHG) is a high-resolution geography data set including coastlines, political borders, and rivers available for file download in either ESRI shapefile format or in a native binary format. In the database we use the low resolution (l); product 1 (coastlines). version 2.3.4 (January 1, 2015)

Dataset extent

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Additional Info
Field Value
access_constraints []
bbox-east-long 180
bbox-north-lat 90
bbox-south-lat -90
bbox-west-long -180
[{"type": "revision", "value": "2018-06-26"}]
frequency-of-update annually
graphic-preview-description Codelist Icon
graphic-preview-type WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
GUID gshhs_world_coastlines
licence []
metadata-date 2018-06-26T14:23:52
metadata-language eng
point_of_contact IRD -,
resource-type dataset
[{"name": "Institut de recherche pour le d\u00e9veloppement (IRD)", "roles": ["publisher"]}]
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
spatial-reference-system 4326
spatial_harvester true
system:type Dataset
temporal-extent-begin 1950-01-01T00:00:00
temporal-extent-end 2018-01-01T00:00:00
Management Info
Field Value
Author Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD),MARBEC Research Unit, Observatory of Exploited Tropical Pelagic Ecosystems,IRD, UMR MARBEC & COI,FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI). Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA)
Maintainer iMarine Catalogue Manager
Last Updated 23 August 2021, 14:12 (CEST)
Created 23 August 2021, 14:12 (CEST)