Geo-referencing of Ethnic Groups of Laos

This ethnicity dataset (GREG) is a digital version of the paper Soviet Narodov Mira atlas created in 1964. In 2010 the GREG (Geo-referencing of ethnic groups) project, used maps and data drawn from the Narodov Mira atlas to create a GIS (Geographic Information Systems) version of the atlas. This article describes the creation of the GIS version: http://www.icr.ethz.ch/research/greg/weidmann10greg.pdf This page is the source of the download for this data layer: http://www.icr.ethz.ch/data/other/greg

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Field Value
Dataset topic category Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
Language
  • English
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Dataset reference date January 1, 1964
GeoNames
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
West bounding coordinates 100.083129882812
East bounding coordinates 107.635070800781
South bounding coordinates 13.9098234176636
North bounding coordinates 22.5092086791992
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy The dataset was produced from georeferencing of manual maps. They might be prone to some errors in the process of drawing and digitizing..
Logical Consistency According to Benjamin Bridgman Benjamin.Bridgman@bea.gov of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analyis: "The Atlas Narodov Mira has been used extensively to investigate the effects of ethnic divisions, but little is known about how it defines ethnicity. Most theories of ethnicity emphasize the tendency of group members to marry within the group (endogamy). This note surveys studies of ethnic intermarriage to evaluate whether the groups in the Atlas: (1) are endogamous and (2) have no endogamous subgroups. I find that the groups are generally endogamous but there are a number of cases of groups with endogamous subgroups. Therefore, the data tend to underestimate ethnic divisions." Benjamin Bridgman's article on the Naradov Mira entitled "What Does the Atlas Narodov Mira Measure?": http://www.accessecon.com/pubs/EB/2008/Volume10/EB-08J10005A.pdf
Process Step This dataset has been downloaded from https://icr.ethz.ch/data/greg/ and clipped to country shape of Lao PDR using QGIS 3.2.
Lineage https://icr.ethz.ch/data/greg/https://data.humdata.org/dataset/lao-admin-boundaries
Responsible party Nils B. Weidmann, University of Konstanz (https://www.cnc.uni-konstanz.de/people/weidmann/) Jan Ketil Rød, NTNU Trondheim (http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/jan.rod) Lars-Erik Cederman, ETH Zurich (https://icr.ethz.ch/people/cederman/)
Attributes COW, the_geom, AREA, FeatureID, G3SHORTNAM, G2SHORTNAM, G1ID, G3ID, GROUP1, GROUP3, GROUP2, FIPS_CNTRY, G3LONGNAM, G1LONGNAM, G2LONGNAM, G1SHORTNAM, G2ID,
License Creative Commons Attribution
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Date uploaded July 22, 2019, 07:57 (UTC)
Date modified November 25, 2020, 00:10 (UTC)