The CIESIN Indexing Vocabulary was developed to index
data resources and datasets related to human interactions in global
change. Metadata records containing the CIESIN Indexing Vocabulary can be found in
SEDAC Data Browse and Search results, and WDC Data Browse and Search results.
This section represents a revised and restructured version of the CIESIN Indexing
Vocabulary version 2.1 developed in 1997. The CIESIN Location Indexing
Terms were last revised 7 June 2002. The CIESIN Indexing Terms have
not been revised since 1997.
The CIESIN Indexing Vocabulary is composed of two entities:
1. CIESIN Indexing Terms
CIESIN Indexing Terms consist of a controlled thesaurus of socioeconomic
and environmental parameters or indicators arranged according to
nine Science Data Domains or "Topics":