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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University. 2006. Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicator Collections: Complete Collection, Version 1.1. Palisades, New York: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H46D5QXN. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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The complete compendium of indicators and ancillary variables is available for download in Comma-Separated Values File (.csv), Stata Data Format (.dta) and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) Data File (.sav) formats bundled in a zip file. The individual collections are available in the same formats. Please note that these zip files contain no data dictionaries - metadata must be downloaded separately (below).
Complete compendium (464 variables) [641 KB zip file]
Data Dictionary: A data dictionary for all indicators and ancillary variables is available for download in Microsoft Word (.doc), Portable Document Format (.pdf), and Microsoft Access (.mdb) formats. The metadata include indicator code, indicator name, collection name, sub-index name (if the indicator is part of a collection sub-index), date, units of measurement, source and methodology.