Administrative boundaries data at 1:1000 000 scale over the Tibetan Plateau (2017)

This data is originated from the 1:100,000 national basic geographic database, which was open freely for public by the National Basic Geographic Information Center in November 2017. The boundary of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was spliced and clipped as a whole, so as to facilitate the study on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

This data set is the 1:100,000 administrative boundaries of the qinghai-tibet plateau, including National_Tibet_line、 Province_Tibet、City_Tibet、County_Tibet_poly and County_Tibet_line.

Administrative boundary layer (County_Tibet_poly) property name and definition:

Item Properties Describe Example

PAC Administrative division code 513230

NAME The name of the County line name

Administrative boundary layer (BOUL) attribute name and definition:

Item Properties Describe Example

GB classification code 630200

Administrative boundary layer (County_Tibet_line) attribute item meaning:

Item Properties Describe Example

GB 630200 Provincial boundary

GB 640200 Prefectural, municipal and state administrative boundaries

GB 650201 county administrative boundaries (determined)

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National Basic Geographic Information Center. Administrative boundaries data at 1:1000 000 scale over the Tibetan Plateau (2017). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. DOI: 10.11888/Geogra.tpdc.270001. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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East: 105.00 West: 65.00
South: 28.00 North: 50.00
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