Spatial Relations Between Countries and Geographical Standards

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This dataset contains a list of two-letter codes in English for different countries around the world and their geographical information. The list consists of ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements for 250 countries, neighboring countries, geographical location and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid information.

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This dataset is sourced from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Natural Earth Data. This list states the ISO 3166-1-alpha-2 code elements for 250 countries (two-letter abbreviations in English) in alphabetical order.

This list is updated whenever a change to the official code list in ISO 3166-1 is effected by the ISO 3166/MA (Maintenance Agency).

ISO 3166 is the International Standard for country codes and codes for their subdivisions. The purpose of ISO 3166 is to define internationally recognized codes of letters and/or numbers that can be used to refer to different countries and subdivisions. However, it does not define the names of countries (Source: Terminology Bulletin Country Names and the Country and Region Codes for Statistical Use maintained by the United Nations Statistics Divisions).

This dataset also consists of the geographical information for different countries which involves the list of neighboring countries, centroid latitude, centroid longitude and Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid points. Each country is under one or more cells of the UTM-grid, that is the main standard to describe country territory in a local-planar projection.

Date Created

2013-11

Last Modified

2013-11

Version

2013-11

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

World

Source

John Snow Labs; International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Natural Earth Data;

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Keywords

Geographical Information, ISO 3166, Alpha-2 Codes, UTM Grid

Other Titles

ISO 3166-1-Alpha-2 Country Codes and their Geographical Information, List of All Countries and their Spatial Relations upon Geographical Standards, Spatial Relationship Between Countries and Between Another Geographical Standards

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
Country_CodeRefers to the Alpha-2 codes from ISO 3166-1.stringrequired : 1
Neighbor_ListIndicates the space separated list of countries neighbors. Islands have no neighbors.string-
Neighbor_List_LengthIndicates the number of neighbors a country has. Islands have no neighbors.integerrequired : 1 level : Ratio
LatitudeIdentifies the geographical location latitude.number-
LongitudeIdentifies the geographical location longitude.number-
UTM_Grid_CellsIndicates the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid system that uses different geographical coordinate points for map projections.string-
Country_CodeNeighbor_ListNeighbor_List_LengthLatitudeLongitudeUTM_Grid_Cells
SG01.36454948N
TK0-9.3475072L
WS0-13.635392L
AS0-14.311132L
MO022.13617649Q
GU013.45962155P
NR0-0.52125458M
WF0-14.2626281L
NU0-19.0580382K
CX0-10.49635248L