Falkland Islands boundaries

The dataset (polygon shape file) describes the Falkland Islands boundaries updated in 2017. The boundaries of the Falkland Islands which were drawn using the OS map 2007 as baseline layer.The attribute table associated to the layer provides information on area coverage as well as some notes.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:00 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:20 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Boundaries; legal land descriptions
Temporal Extent Start 2007-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2007-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2017
Lineage Boundaries of the islands as shape file came from an unknown data source. Surveyors at public work departments digitised the boundaries again using the OS map 2007 as reference background. Only East and West Falklands had been digitised to make the outline of the Falklands matching with a reference data source (the OS map). In february 2017 the file was updated and the outline of a couple of islands (Kidney and Sea Lion) has been reviewed and redigitised against the OS map. Notice that current dataset was derived by merging the farm boundaries described by the land ownerships dataset (reference dataset FK-EPD-282) which means that the Falklands are represented as unique geographic entity and not as single islands.
West Longitude 187477.46
South Latitude 4133693.23
East Longitude 452531.38
North Latitude 4341392.2
Spatial Reference System UTM 21S WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: Falkland Islands Government - Public work department
Data Format shape
Update Frequency as needed
Accuracy between 5 to 50 metres
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2014-12-17
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-176

Dataset extent

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