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Protected Areas in Laos

This GIS data is the vector representation of protected areas including national protected areas, national protection forests, and national production forests in Laos. The boundaries of protected areas are inferred as it is digitized from a map at scale of 1:1,000,000 which is published on the website of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Data Resources (3)

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Environmental and biodiversity protection
  • Forest protection
  • SDG15 Life on Land
  • Types of state-protected areas
  • English
Dataset reference date January 1, 2020
Temporal extent's end date January 1, 2020
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
West bounding coordinates 100.125106811523
East bounding coordinates 107.635070800781
South bounding coordinates 14.0320920944214
North bounding coordinates 22.5092086791992
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy The boundary of protected area are inferred as it is digitized from a map at scale of 1:1 000 000.
Attribute Accuracy The attribute information are from the legend of digitized map and World Database on Protected Areas.
Logical Consistency Some protected area in the World Database on Protected Areas does not exists in digitized map
Completeness The data is completed based on the digitized map.
Process Step The digital map was downloaded from the official website of WCS and georeferenced in QGIS Application. After the georectification steps, a shapefile was created and digitized following the map. The Laos administrative boundary from Data HDX was used as an auxiliary data for tracing during the digitizing process. The information from the map legend and World Database on Protected Areas were used for filling the attribute table.
Lineage Wildlife Conservation Society (; Lao admin layers ( ; World Database on Protected Areas (
Attributes Name: name of protected area; Type: type of protected area; IUCN_Cate: Category of International Union for Conservation of Nature; Disig: Designation
Update Frequency not planned
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Version 1.0
Keywords protected area laos
Date uploaded November 23, 2020, 22:36 (UTC)
Date modified December 1, 2020, 08:56 (UTC)