Abstract: The Ethnicity Felix 2001 layer consist of polygons and labels depicting ethnicity information based on the "People's Atlas of Africa" by Marc Felix and Charles Meur, Copyright 2001. These shapefiles were created as part of the Center for Geographic Analysis's AfricaMap project and were created based upon the People's Atlas of Africa by scanning, georeferencing, and digitizing the paper atlas. Peoples of Africa Atlas: An ethnolinguistic atlas of Africa edited by Marc Leo Felix, director of the Congo Basin Art History Research Center, Brussels. Cartography by Charles Meur Limited edition in Spanish, 200 copies by Ediciones Oba-Barcelona. English edition, 800 copies by Marc Leo Felix - Tribal Arts s.p.r.l.-Bruxelles 50 color plates, 11 in black and white, A3 Format ISBN 2-930169-04-4.
Type: Vector Data
Category: Society & Demographics
This georeferenced version of the People's Atlas of Africa is made available by permission from Marc Felix. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ If you find this material useful in your work we would love to hear about it: email@example.com
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Metadata Author: matt
Attributes: Family, Ethnicity, Variant, the_geom, ID, DOUBTFUL, symbol,
Data Quality Statement: 1. Scanning. Atlas was scanned at 400 dpi, 8-bit color, TIFF format. All pages of atlas scanned, including 47 map sheets. All maps individually post-processed by scanning technician to maximize true color. All sheets then batch processed to remove pure black (0,0,0) pixels. 2. Georeferencing. 47 sheets and 1 index grid georeferenced. Georeferenced to best guess of true projection: Projection SINUSOIDAL Datum WGS84 Ellipsoid WGS84 Zunits NO Units METERS Xshift 0.000000 Yshift 0.000000 Parameters 1.000000000 /* scale factor at central meridian 20 0 0.000 /* central meridian 0 0 0.000 /* latitude of the origin 0.000 /* false easting (meters) 0.000 /* false northing (meters) Maps were georeferenced using image-to-image, affine transformation with Microstation Image Analyst. 1:250K World Vector Shoreline was used as control. Maps with the most shoreline/borders were georeferenced first. Then subsequent maps were georeferenced using a combination of WVS 1:250K and adjacent maps as control. Between 8 and 28 control points were used for each sheet. Georeferencing report files for each sheet are available from East View Cartographic. Geotiffs in Sinusoidal project were reprojected to Geographic/WGS84 using Global Mapper. 3. Maps were mosaiced in Global Mapper by sets. These sets are based on the color groups in Index1. These sets were then mosaiced together to form a single mosaic of the entire atlas. *Since the accuracy of the georeferencing is inconsistent, it is important to consider individual sheets when assessing the data. 4. Feature Extraction: Point and polygon data was digitized from the georeferenced TIFFs by East View Cartographic, then quality-checked by the Center for Geographic Analysis.
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