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[dataset] Global Map of Irrigation Areas Version 5 (GMIA v5.0)

The map shows the amount of area equipped for irrigation around the year 2005 in percentage of the total area on a raster with a resolution of 5 minutes. Additional map layers show the percentage of the area equipped for irrigation that was actually used for irrigation and the percentages of the area equipped for irrigation that was irrigated with groundwater, surface water or non-conventional sources of water. An explanation of the different terminology to indicate areas under irrigation is given in this glossary. Please note that information for the additional layers on area actually irrigated or on the water source for irrigation was derived from statistical survey data (e.g. census reports). Therefore all grid cells belonging to the same statistical unit will have the same value. Consequently, the accuracy at pixel level will be very limited, depending on the size of the statistical unit.

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Identifier global-map-of-irrigation-areas-version-5-gmia-v5-0
Contact Point Karen Frenken; FAO-UN, AQUASTAT Programme Coordinator - Senior Water Resources Officer
Contact Point - ORCID iD or e-mail adress
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Spatial Resolution 0.083333
Spatial Resolution Measured As angular distance
Temporal Coverage 1990-01-01 to 2013-01-01
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Last Updated July 12, 2021, 14:45 (UTC)
Created July 12, 2021, 14:43 (UTC)

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