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Reclassifying natural protected areas in Cambodia

This dataset collects data on the reclassifying of protected areas by increasing the area and decreasing the area of ​​protected areas in Cambodia, such as: protected landscape, wildlife sanctuary, natural heritage site, multiple use area, ramsar site, and national park. This data was collected from a sub-decree issued by the government. The coordinate system, WGS 84, Zone 48N, is used to determine this geographical data, which is digitized using the coordinate numbers and maps contained in the sub-decree. The dataset of natural protected areas before reclassifying can be accessed via this link:

Data Resources (7)

  • Shapefile
  • KML
  • GeoJSON
  • Shapefile
  • KML
  • GeoJSON

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Environment and natural resources policy and administration
  • Protected areas
  • Types of state-protected areas
  • English
  • Khmer
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Dataset reference date July 17, 2023
Temporal extent's start date July 17, 2023
Temporal extent's end date July 17, 2023
  • Cambodia
Positional Accuracy This dataset was digitized using main coordinate numbers and maps​ in the references; however, the map features are not as precise as those of the original map in the sub-decree.
Attribute Accuracy There are no known issues with attribute accuracy.
Logical Consistency There is no logical consistency.
Completeness This dataset was simply digitized from scanned PDF or images from the sub-decree; it was not obtained directly from the implementer agency or government. Data shall be update according to the sub-decrees in the publish domain. Yet, a few maps couldn't digitize by the sub decree didn't attach the coordinates and map. Therefore, this dataset will be updated accordingly.
Process Step Available data was collected by ODC from sub-decree. The data in pdf or image format was then transformed to SQLITE file by georeferencing, and digitizing. The data in SQLITE format then exported to DB_TABLE, and WMS that can download as KML, Shapefile and GeoJSON files.
Lineage Royal Gazette from government of Cambodia, Sub-decree
Responsible party Ministry of Environment Address: Morodok Techo building, Lot #503, Sangkat Tonlebasak, Khan Chomkarmon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Email:, Phone: (+855) 23 213 908, (+855) 23 220 369, Fax: 023​ 212​ 540
Metadata creator information Metadata last updated on 2023-08-11. For inquiries contact: Open Development Cambodia, Email:, Website: Address: 23B St. 606, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Attributes name: Natural protected areas name; ori_size: Protected area size before reclassify in hectare; re_size: Reclassifying protected area size in hectare; province: Province; district: District; commune: Commune; category: Category; issuedate: Issue date; reference: Reference
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Version 1
Keywords Protected area,Cambodia,NPA,Reclassifying,Expansion
Date uploaded August 11, 2023, 08:56 (UTC)
Date modified September 20, 2023, 03:39 (UTC)