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The base map for this infographic is based on the UNmap database of the United Nations Cartographic Section. The UNmap is prepared at a scale of 1:1,000,000. UNmap is being updated on a continuous basis.
Transmission Map data
The data for building the infographics have been collected through: Primary sources: Reply to an official request for information (RFI) document has been sent to all Regions outlining the purpose of the project for operators, indicating what level of detail is required, and what format the data is to be published. Secondary sources: On average, around 25 to 40% of the data was readily available in the public domain, from operator websites, annual reports, company presentations, and presentations at industry conferences. Partnership: A number of organizations do already research and produce transmission network maps for particular countries or regions, for various technical reasons. Wherever possible, partnerships with these organizations were established, to seek permission to display their network maps work through the ITU world transmission map. The collection of data as well as their validation from concerned Operators/Administrations is currently a work in progress. The source for the Asian Highway and Trans-Asian Railway networks is the ESCAP Secretariat.
Made with Visible Earth data courtesy of NASA.
Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Columbia University; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI); the World Bank; and Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT). 2011. Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project, Version 1 (GRUMPv1): Population Density Grid. Palisades, NY: Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Columbia University. Available at http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data
Data concerning submarine cables are provided by TeleGeography. The data for submarine cables displayed in this map are dated 11 March 2015 and it will be constantly updated with new data available at TeleGeographys GitHub account (https://github.com/telegeography/www.submarinecablemap.com). For more information: http://www.submarinecablemap.com
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