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Data Layer GraphicTitle: "World WorldSat Color Shaded Relief" (2006)
 
Description: World WorldSat Color Shaded Relief represents a cloud-free view of the Earth produced by mosaicking hundreds of individual 1996 NOAA weather satellite images. These satellites orbit the Earth at an altitude of 800 km (520 miles). The image has a cell size of 2 kilometers (at the equator). On completion of the base satellite mosaic, the land areas were enhanced with shaded relief imagery, derived from 1,000-meter digital elevation data, bringing the Earth's topography to life. For the Ocean areas, WorldSat incorporated ocean floor relief data (bathymetry), providing a view of the undersea topography. World WorldSat Color Shaded Relief provides a shaded relief background on which other data can be displayed.
 
Keywords and Themes: Bathymetry, Elevation, Ocean Floor Relief, Oceans, Shaded Relief, Topography
 
Filename Prefix: WSI-Earth99-2k.sid
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Mapped Drive Folder: /esri2006/ElevImage_World/world_images/
Total size of data files: 16.8 MB
 
Data Type: MrSID Image
Feature Type: Raster Dataset
Coordinate System: GCS_WGS_1984
Datum: D_WGS_1984Map Units: Decimal degrees

Spatial Extent: World
Resolution: 2 km
Source Scale: 1:7,500,000
Scale Note: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:7,500,000.

Created by: WorldSat International, Inc.
Released by: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Content Date: ground condition: 1996; publication date: 1999
Published Date: 20061001

Collection Name: ESRI® Data & Maps 2006
Physical Location: Reference GIS Data Cabinet
Call Number: G70.212 .E77 2006
Acquired Date: 20061122
Distribution Restrictions: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/gis/esridm/2006/help/rdstrght.htm

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Record ID: 2976_edm06