[dataset] WDPA World Database on Protected Areas v1.6

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas. Protected areas exist under the authority of diverse governance actors, including indigenous peoples, local communities, private actors, governments, and combinations of these. The WDPA is updated on a monthly basis.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier protected-areas
Documentation https://wdpa.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/WDPA_Manual/English/WDPA_WDOECM_Manual_1_6.pdf
Contact Point protectedareas@unep-wcmc.org
Contact Point - ORCID iD or e-mail adress
Dataset DOI
Information Website https://www.protectedplanet.net/en/thematic-areas/wdpa?tab=WDPA
Theme / Vocabulary / Ontology https://inspire.ec.europa.eu/theme/ps, https://agrovoc.fao.org/browse/agrovoc/en/page/c_37952
Coordinate Reference System http://www.opengis.net/def/datum/EPSG/0/6326
Spatial Resolution
Spatial Resolution Measured
Temporal Coverage 1819-01-01 to 2021-04-30
Temporal Resolution P1M
Data Quality Metric

Format Consistency as Physical Structure Conflict Rate

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#formatConsistencyAsPhysicalStructureConflictRate

  • value of quality metric:true
  • ground truth dataset:
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  • thematic representativity:
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:1819-2021
  • name of quality source:MetadataFromGeodata Extraction Tool
  • type of quality source:software
  • link to quality source:https://github.com/GeoinformationSystems/MetadataFromGeodata

Completeness Ommission as Number of Missing Items

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#completenessOmmissionAsNumberOfMissingItems

  • value of quality metric:14
  • ground truth dataset:
  • confidence term:
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  • thematic representativity:supp_info
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:1819-2021
  • name of quality source:MetadataFromGeodata Extraction Tool
  • type of quality source:software
  • link to quality source:https://github.com/GeoinformationSystems/MetadataFromGeodata

Completeness Ommission as Rate of Missing Items

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#completenessOmmissionAsRateOfMissingItems

  • value of quality metric:1.86539
  • ground truth dataset:
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  • thematic representativity:
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:1819-2021
  • name of quality source:MetadataFromGeodata Extraction Tool
  • type of quality source:software
  • link to quality source:https://github.com/GeoinformationSystems/MetadataFromGeodata

Completeness Commission as Number of Excess Items

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#completenessCommissionAsNumberOfExcessItems

  • value of quality metric:15057
  • ground truth dataset:
  • confidence term:
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  • thematic representativity:pa_def
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:1819-2021
  • name of quality source:MetadataFromGeodata Extraction Tool
  • type of quality source:software
  • link to quality source:https://github.com/GeoinformationSystems/MetadataFromGeodata

Completeness Commission as Rate of Excess Items

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#completenessCommissionAsRateOfExcessItems

  • value of quality metric:5.88343
  • ground truth dataset:
  • confidence term:
  • confidence value:
  • thematic representativity:pa_def
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:1819-2021
  • name of quality source:MetadataFromGeodata Extraction Tool
  • type of quality source:software
  • link to quality source:https://github.com/GeoinformationSystems/MetadataFromGeodata

Absolute External Positional Accuracy as Bias

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#absoluteExternalPositionalAccuracyAsBias

  • value of quality metric:The data in the WDPA and OECM database come from a wide range of sources, often using different scales and techniques to generate their data. This results in variation in accuracy and resolution.
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  • confidence term:
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  • thematic representativity:
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:
  • name of quality source:WDPA_WDOECM_Manual_1_6
  • type of quality source:User Manual
  • link to quality source:https://wdpa.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/WDPA_Manual/English/WDPA_WDOECM_Manual_1_6.pdf

Thematic Classification Correctness as Number of Incorrectly Classified Features

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#thematicClassificationCorrectnessAsNumberOfIncorrectlyClassifiedFeatures

  • value of quality metric:All data in the WDPA have been verified either by the national authorities or by non-government expert partners
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  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:
  • name of quality source:WDPA_WDOECM_Metadata_1_6
  • type of quality source:Metadata file
  • link to quality source:https://t1p.de/088o

Temporal Consistency as Value

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/pages/quality-elements#temporalConsistencyAsValue

  • value of quality metric:not applicable
  • ground truth dataset:
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  • name of quality source:
  • type of quality source:manual analysis
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Quantitative Attribute Accuracy as Root Mean Square Error (RMSE)

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/quality-register#QuantitativeAttributeAccuracyasRootMeanSquareErrorRMSE

  • value of quality metric:231-307
  • ground truth dataset:CDL2010 dataset
  • confidence term:
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  • thematic representativity:
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  • name of quality source:A cultivated planet in 2010 – Part 2: The global gridded agricultural-production maps
  • type of quality source:Publication
  • link to quality source:https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-3545-2020

Quantitative Attribute Accuracy as Coefficient of Determination (R²)

https://geokur-dmp.geo.tu-dresden.de/quality-register#QuantitativeAttributeAccuracyasCoefficientofDetermination

  • value of quality metric:0.71-0.91
  • ground truth dataset:CDL2010 dataset
  • confidence term:
  • confidence value:
  • thematic representativity:
  • spatial representativity:Global
  • temporal representativity:
  • name of quality source:A cultivated planet in 2010 – Part 2: The global gridded agricultural-production maps
  • type of quality source:Publication
  • link to quality source:https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-3545-2020

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Last Updated August 1, 2022, 14:45 (UTC)
Created May 12, 2021, 13:19 (UTC)

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