• U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit

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    Last updated on April 19, 2017
    The mission of the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) is to serve as a U.S. Government interagency center to identify, collect, analyze, and disseminate all-source information critical to U.S. Government decision-makers and partners in preparation for and response to humanitarian emergencies worldwide, and to promote innovative technologies and best practices for humanitarian information management. Open geographic datasets are posted on State GeoNode and public products are posted on our main website.
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  • This Dept. of State Office of the Geographer World Water Body Limits data set has both detailed and simplified versions posted here, along with a centroid point file. All are intended as non-authoritative reference guides for the placement of water body names on maps. This data set includes 158 water bodies worldwide: all tidal water bodies exceeding both 250 kilometers in length and, at some point, 100 kilometers in width, plus some notable smaller ones.….Numerous smaller water bodies are not included. In many locations, there are overlapping water body names (e.g. Golfo di Genova/ Ligurian Sea/ Mediterranean Sea) and the second field in this data set includes the more notable secondary/overlapping names. Also note that the shoreline of these water bodies is approximate and most small to medium sized islands are excluded. Names conform with the US Board on Geographic Names approved conventional and standard forms. While a member, the US has never and continues to not generally not conform to various International Hydrographic Office water body limits documents and drafts since the 1940’s. Relatively recently, 13 IHO states voted to add a fifth ocean, the “Southern Ocean”, south of 60 degrees South latitude; many authorities continue to consider the world as having just four oceans.
  • This Dept. of State Office of the Geographer World Water Body Limits data set has both detailed and simplified versions posted here, along with a centroid point file. All are intended as non-authoritative reference guides for the placement of water body names on maps. This data set includes 158 water bodies worldwide: all tidal water bodies exceeding both 250 kilometers in length and, at some point, 100 kilometers in width, plus some notable smaller ones.….Numerous smaller water bodies are not included. In many locations, there are overlapping water body names (e.g. Golfo di Genova/ Ligurian Sea/ Mediterranean Sea) and the second field in this data set includes the more notable secondary/overlapping names. Also note that the shoreline of these water bodies is approximate and most small to medium sized islands are excluded. Names conform with the US Board on Geographic Names approved conventional and standard forms. While a member, the US has never and continues to generally not conform to various International Hydrographic Office water body limits documents and drafts since the 1940’s. Relatively recently, 13 IHO states voted to add a fifth ocean, the “Southern Ocean”, south of 60 degrees South latitude; many authorities continue to consider the world as having just four oceans.
  • This Dept. of State Office of the Geographer World Water Body Limits data set has both detailed and simplified versions posted here, along with a centroid point file. All are intended as non-authoritative reference guides for the placement of water body names on maps. This data set includes 158 water bodies worldwide: all tidal water bodies exceeding both 250 kilometers in length and, at some point, 100 kilometers in width, plus some notable smaller ones.….Numerous smaller water bodies are not included. In many locations, there are overlapping water body names (e.g. Golfo di Genova/ Ligurian Sea/ Mediterranean Sea) and the second field in this data set includes the more notable secondary/overlapping names. Also note that the shoreline of these water bodies is approximate and most small to medium sized islands are excluded. Names conform with the US Board on Geographic Names approved conventional and standard forms. While a member, the US has never and continues to generally not conform to various International Hydrographic Office water body limits documents and drafts since the 1940’s. Relatively recently, 13 IHO states voted to add a fifth ocean, the “Southern Ocean”, south of 60 degrees South latitude; many authorities continue to consider the world as having just four oceans.
  • This is a simplified (generalized or smoothed) version of the detailed Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset. This dataset included simplified LSIB polygons for Africa & the Americas. Another dataset covers Eurasia & Oceania. This dataset also matches the simplified LSIB lines. The simplified boundary lines reflect all current US government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes, and sovereignty. This dataset excludes medium and smaller islands. These islands, plus two and three-digit ISO codes, can be found in the full resolution LSIB polygon dataset. These files utilize the World Vector Shoreline (WVS) coastline data from NGA. WVS is outdated and often shifted by several hundred meters to over a km. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of March 30, 2017.
  • This is a simplified ( generalized or smoothed) version of the detailed Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset. The included simplified boundary lines are rarely shifted by more than 100 meters from the detailed LSIB lines. The included lines match the simplified LSIB polygons: (1) Africa & Americas and (2) Eurasia & Oceania. The simplified boundary lines reflect all current US government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes, and sovereignty. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of March 30, 2017.
  • This is a simplified (generalized or smoothed) version of the detailed Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset. This dataset included simplified LSIB polygons for Eurasia & Oceania. This dataset also matches the simplified LSIB lines. The simplified boundary lines reflect all current US government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes, and sovereignty. This dataset excludes medium and smaller islands. These islands, plus two and three-digit ISO codes, can be found in the full resolution LSIB polygon dataset. These files utilize the World Vector Shoreline (WVS) coastline data from NGA. WVS is outdated and often shifted by several hundred meters to over a km. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of March 30, 2017.
  • This is the detailed version of the detailed Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset. The boundary lines reflect all current US government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes, and sovereignty. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of Jan 30, 2017.
  • This is the detailed version of the detailed Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset. The boundary lines reflect all current US government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes, and sovereignty. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of Jan 30, 2017.
  • The HoA Refugee Database, produced by the Humanitarian Information Unit of the U.S. Department of State, is a compilation of the UN High Commission of Refugees (UNHCR) population and demographic data reports for refugee camp populations in the Horn of Africa Region. Dadaab Camp in Kenya and Dollo Ado camp of Ethiopia are the focus; there are seven sites within Dadaab: Dagahaley Camp, Hagadera Camp, Ifo Camp, Ifo 2 East Camp, Ifo 2 West Camp, and Camp Kambioos, and five sites within Dollo Ado: Bokolmanyo Camp, Melkadida Camp, Kobe Camp, Hilaweyn Camp, and Buramino Camp. The HoA Refugee Database originated in July of 2011 and the current release is through December 2011. The HoA Refugee Database includes several demographic variables of populations within the refugee camps, including: individual population, household counts, gender, age and nationality. Geographic location, in the form of latitude and longitude coordinates, are provided for each of the camps.
  • U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Updated July 17, 2016 | Dataset date: Jun 11, 2015
    Data as of June 11, 2015. The "Syria Refugee Sites" dataset contains verified data about the geographic location (point geometry), name, and operational status of refugee sites hosting Syrian refugees in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq. Only refugee sites operated by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or the Government of Turkey are included. Compiled by the U.S Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit (INR/GGI/HIU), each attribute in the dataset (including name, location, and status) is verified against multiple sources. The name and status are obtained from the UNHCR data portal (accessible at http://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php). The locations are obtained from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's GEOnet Names Server (GNS) (accessible at http://geonames.nga.mil/ggmagaz/). The name and status for each refugee site is verified with PRM. Locations are verified using high-resolution commercial satellite imagery and/or known areas of population. Additionally, all data is checked against various news sources. Locations are only accurate down to the city level. The designation field gives the type of site and the status of the site. Sites can be "Official Camps", camp settlements that are officially established and maintained by the United Nations or host country. Sites can also be "Transitional Camps", which is a typical camp structure but designed to be temporary or used on as needed basis. There can also be "Transitional Facilities"; these are facilities that are being used to temporarily house refugees. Status of these sites can be Planned, Under Construction, Staged, Open, or Closed. The data contained herein is entirely unclassified and is current as of 11 June 2015. The data is updated as needed.
  • U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Updated February 4, 2016 | Dataset date: Jun 30, 2015
    Data as of late June 2015. The "Syria IDP Sites" dataset is compiled by the U.S. Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit (INR/GGI/HIU). This dataset contains open source derived data about the geographic locations (point geometry) of identified tent camps and other locations, such as collective centers, schools, mosques, sports facilities, host families, etc. in towns inside Syria where displacement has taken place. Sources of this information include the United Nations, the Assistance Coordination Unit, the Syria Needs Assessment Project, NGOs, and media reports. Location coordinates are at the city level and are plotted using the Syria P-Code system (http://www.mapaction.org/map-catalogue/mapdetail/2753.html) and NGA GEOnet Names Server (http://earth-info.nga.mil/gns/html) datasets. The field "PCode" is a combination of the all the administrative level and community level P-Codes for a specific location. Camp locations are verified using high-resolutions commercial satellite imagery. In the "Designation" field "IDP Site" refers to informal or formal settlements for specific IDP use. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of late June 2015. This dataset is primarily hosted on the State GeoNode, the open geographic data platform of the U.S. Department of State.
  • Data as of March 8, 2013. These boundary lines were derived from the World Vector Shoreline dataset and match up with the 2013 detailed LSIB polygons. The 1:250,000 scale World Vector Shoreline (WVS) coastline data is generally shifted by several hundred meters to over a km. To simplify the polygons, the ArcGIS Simplify Polygon tool was used, using the Bend Simplify algorithm with a maximum allowable offset of 3 miles. Topology was then corrected for any errors produced by the simplification process. For convenience, the dataset is broken out into regions: (1) Africa, (2) Asia and Russia, (3) Europe and Southwest Asia, (4) North America, (5) Oceania, and (6) South America. In the zip file, there is also a global dataset (approximately 24 MBs) that includes all the data. There are no restrictions on use of this public domain data. This dataset will be updated as needed and is current as of March 08, 2013.
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  • The Darfur Damaged and Destroyed Villages dataset describes the condition of villages in the Darfur region of Sudan that the U.S. Government has confirmed as either damaged or destroyed between the time period February 2003 to December 2010. Additionally, villages that are confirmed to have No Damage are also reported.
  • U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: Mar 20, 2015
    The "LSIB Geographic Thesaurus" enables integration of multiple datasets across different country codes, including the FIPS and ISO standard codes. This geographic thesaurus streamlines integration of datasets from multiple sources. This thesaurus includes the following codes: FIPS, ISO Alpha-2, ISO Alpha-3, ISO Numeric, NATO Stanag, and ccTLD. Although this thesaurus was compiled by the U.S. Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit, the codes themselves are managed by their respective organizations. The data contained herein is entirely unclassified and is current as of 20 March 2015. The data is updated as needed.
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    • This dataset updates: Every two weeks
  • U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: Jun 11, 2015
    Data as of June 11, 2015. The "Syria Border Crossings" dataset contains verified data about the geographic location (point geometry) and name of border crossings for Syria. Compiled by the U.S. Department of State, Humanitarian Information Unit (https://hiu.state.gov/), each attribute in the dataset is verified against multiple sources. Locations are only accurate down to the city level. The data contained herein is entirely unclassified and is current as of 16 April 2015. The data is updated as needed. This dataset is primarily hosted on the State GeoNode, the open geographic data platform of the U.S. Department of State.
  • U.S. Department of State - Humanitarian Information Unit
    Updated November 24, 2015 | Dataset date: May 1, 2013
    The Syria Cultural Sites dataset contains geographic location (point geometry), name, type, and area name of over 1000 cultural heritage sites and museums in Syria compiled by the Cultural Heritage Center, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State (http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center) as of Spring 2013. The sites are categorized by type, which include but not limited to, archaeological sites, roman ruins, mosques, schools, churches, cemeteries, and towns. The data contained herein is entirely unclassified.