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Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and Information Technology Outreach Services - ITOS - University of Georgia. 2013. Global Roads Open Access Data Set, Version 1 (gROADSv1). Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H4VD6WCT. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.
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The global and regional data are available as zip files in Esri Geodatabases (.gdb) format. The shapefiles (.shp) are for the regional data only. Downloaded files need to be uncompressed in a single folder using either WinZip (Windows file compression utility) or similar application before they can be accessed by your GIS software package. Users should expect an increase in the size of downloaded data after decompression.
The data are stored in geographic coordinates of decimal degrees based on the World Geodetic System spheroid of 1984 (WGS84). Users should consult the gROADSv1 documentation for complete information on the data set.
Extents of Regional Data Downloads:
|Global||Geodatabase [196 MB]|
|Africa||Geodatabase [91.9 MB]||Shapefile [206 MB]|
|Asia||Geodatabase [86.7 MB]||Shapefile [194 MB]|
|Europe||Geodatabase [53.9 MB]||Shapefile [81.9 MB]|
|Americas||Geodatabase [8.1 MB]||Shapefile [62 MB]|
|Oceania East||Geodatabase [9.5 MB]||Shapefile [13.6 MB]|
|Oceania West||Geodatabase [425 KB]||Shapefile [420 KB]|