3 January 2022
| Dataset date: January 15, 2021-January 15, 2021
This dataset updates: Every year
Syria Administrative boundaries for levels 0 - 4, with Arabic Names, English Names, and p-codes.
Geodatabase maintains Arabic names better than shapefile
Note that Admin 4 is the populated places layer.
Admin Level 1= Governorate = Mohafaza
Admin Level 2 = District = Mantika
Admin Level 3 = Sub-district= Nahya
Populated places (also known as "Admin Level 4") = City or Village
Dataset organization: Administrative boundary resources (shapefiles, geodatabases. and gazetteer) are separate from the populated places shapefiles resources except the live geoservices, which provide both administrative boundaries and populated places.
Most Recent Changes:
15 January 2021
ITOS geoservices, shapefile, and geodatabase for populated places ("administrative level 4") added.
12 January 2021
ITOS geoservices, shapefiles, and geodatabase added.
EMF files added.
ITOS gazetteer added.
added 327 Communities.
added 14 Communities.
Use the Neighborhood as point loaded in the same layer/ Excel file called as a humanitarian Location
added 11 Communities.
added 1528 Communities and some localities moved to their accurate locations
31-Jan-2018- added 91 populated places and areas, some localities moved to their accurate locations, essential change in the admin boundary in Tartous Governorate at Admin 2 and Admin 3
1-June-2017- added 24 populated places and areas
22-Feb-2017- added three populated places and fixed some typos in admin4 and neighborhoods
04-Oct-2016 - Added two populated places
20-Sept-2016 - Built-up polygonal layer was created so that for each populated place there is a corresponding built-up poplygon; Added populated places based on feedback from humanitarian partners ; Neighborhood layer now includes 11 main cities with new p-codes ; column names follow global standard; reference names are unique both in English and Arabic
12-Jan-2014 - Shape file version posted. UTF-8 has been used to enable the correct display of Arabic characters.
19-May-2013 - New features added to Admin4 ; English Names edited to be consistent in all Admin levels; locations of few communities adjusted
07-Jan-2013 - Column with Capitals of Administrative Units (1 - 3) added to Populated Places (Admin 4). No changes.
19-Dec-2012 - Minor change: erroneous Admin 1 p-code for the populated place Arab Elmalik Jerkes (p-code = C3571) corrected (from SY010 to SY10).
12-Dec-2012 - Added neighborhoods , currently Damascus only. Added "C" as leading character of pcodes at level 4 (populated places) to ensure uniqueness. The digits remain the same from earlier versions.
24-Sep-2012 - Consolidated spelling between all 4 levels for all admin levels. Pcodes added.
24-Aug-2012 - Shapefile versions added. Exported from the geodatabase version of 30-June-2011.
30-Jun-2012 - Topology cleaned, underscores removed from admin names.
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