LSIB: Large Scale International Boundary Polygons, Simplified (USDOS/LSIB_SIMPLE/2017)

Version 2017

The United States Office of the Geographer provides
the Large Scale International Boundary (LSIB) dataset. The detailed
version (2013) is derived from two other datasets: a LSIB line
vector file and the World Vector Shorelines (WVS) from the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The interior boundaries
reflect U.S. government policies on boundaries, boundary disputes,
and sovereignty. The exterior boundaries are derived from the
WVS; however, the WVS coastline data is outdated and generally
shifted from between several hundred meters to over a kilometer.
Each feature is the polygonal area enclosed by interior boundaries
and exterior coastlines where applicable, and many countries
consist of multiple features, one per disjoint region.

Compared with the detailed LSIB, in this simplified dataset some disjointed
regions of each country have been reduced to a single feature.
Furthermore, it excludes medium and smaller islands. The resulting
simplified boundary lines are rarely shifted by more than 100
meters from the detailed LSIB lines. Each of the 312 features
is a part of the geometry of one of the 284 countries described
in this dataset.


United States Department of State, Office of the Geographer (producer, licensor)
Google Earth Engine (host)
STAC Version 0.6.0
Keywords borders, boundaries, countries, dos, political, usdos
License proprietary
Temporal Extent 3/29/2017, 5:00:00 PM - 3/29/2017, 5:00:00 PM
Type table