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    Several new map data sets, as well as new feature data sets, have been added to the MAPS library. Several existing map data sets have been updated.


New Map Data Sets

New map data sets are provided for Antarctica (ANTARCTI, ANTARCT2), Montenegro (MONTENEG, MONTENE2), Romania (ROMANIA, ROMANIA2), Rwanda (RWANDA, RWANDA2), and Serbia (SERBIA, SERBIA2).

The continent map data sets now have corresponding feature data sets (ANTARCT2, AFRICA2, EUROPE2, OCEANIA2, NAMERIC2, SAMERIC2).

Note:   Antarctica uses the new continent code 97.  [cautionend]


Updated Map Data Sets

Some of the map data sets in the MAPS library have been updated. Changes to the Map Data Sets contains a list of the changes.

Changes to the Map Data Sets
Data Set(s) Changes
Continent data sets (ASIA, AFRICA, EUROPE, NAMERICA, OCEANIA, SAMERICA) updated to include new geographic features. Each data set includes a new DENSITY variable.

Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines have moved from OCEANIA to ASIA. The continent code for these countries has changed from 96 to 95.

OCEANIA replaces SPACIFIC as continent 96. Tasmania has been added to the OCEANIA data set.

CHINA, CHINA2 updated with new province names and ID numbers. The new OLDID and OLDIDNAME variables in the CHINA2 data set contain the old ID numbers and province names.

Because the ID numbers and province names have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

GERMANY, GERMANY2 updated with new districts and states. The following new variables have been added:

  • AREA

  • DISTNAME

  • DISTRICT

  • ID2

The IDNAME variable contains the values that were previously in IDNAME2. The IDNAME2 variable has been removed.

INDIA, INDIA2 updated with new states and new ID numbers. The new OLDID variable in the INDIA2 data set contains the old ID numbers. Additionally, the IDNAME2 variable in the INDIA2 data set contains alternate spellings for the state names. The INDIA data set contains a new DENSITY variable.

Because the ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

ITALY, ITALY2 updated with new provinces and ID numbers. The new OLDID variable in the ITALY2 data set contains the old ID numbers. The ITALY data set contains new DENSITY, NUTS, and REGNAME2 variables.

Because the ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

JAOSAKA, JAOSAKA2 updated with new ID values. The new TYPE variable in JAOSAKA2 contains feature types.
JATOKYO, JATOKYO2 updated with new ID values. The new TYPE variable in JATOKYO2 contains feature types.
LUXEMBOU, LUXEMBO2 updated with more detail and new variables. The LUXEMBOU data set has a new DENSITY variable. The LUXEMBO2 data set has the following new variables:

  • DISTNAME

  • DISTRICT

  • IDNAME2

  • NUTS4

NAMES

(feature table for the WORLD data set)

contains three new variables:
ID2

for territories, specifies the ID values for the countries that the territory is associated with. For example, Greenland has an ID2 value of 315 because it is a territory of Denmark.

If a territory is claimed by more than one country, its ID2 value might consist of several three-digit ID values to identify each country.

_REGION_

specifies a geographic region for each country or territory. For example, Panama belongs to the Central America region.

TERRITORY

for territories, describes the association between the territory and the country or countries that are identified by ID2. For example, Togo is described as Overseas territory of France.

PHILIPPI, PHILIPP2 updated with more detail and new variables. The PHILIPPI data set has a new DENSITY variable. The PHILIPP2 data set has the following new variables:

  • ISLANDG

  • ISLAND_GROUP

  • OLDID

  • PROVINCE

  • PSGC_PROV

  • PSGC_REG

  • REGION

  • REGNAME

  • REGNAME2

The ID numbers for these data sets have changed. You might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

POLAND, POLAND2 updated with new values and variables. The POLAND data set has a new DENSITY variable. The POLAND2 data set has new PROVNAME and PROVNAME2 variables.
SPACIFIC renamed to OCEANIA.  [cautionend]
SPAIN, SPAIN2 updated with values and new variables. The SPAIN data set contains a new DENSITY variable.

The new OLDID variable in the SPAIN2 data set contains the old ID numbers. The new REGION and REGNAME variables identify regions. The new IDNAME2 and REGNAME2 variables contain alternate spellings for the province and region names.

Because the ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

SWEDEN, SWEDEN2 updated with new provinces and ID numbers. The SWEDEN data set contains a new DENSITY variable. The new OLDID variable in the SWEDEN2 data set contains the old ID numbers. The new REGNAME variable contains region names.

Because the ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

SWITZERL, SWITZER2 updated with new province names and ID numbers, and new variables. The new OLDID and OLDNAME variables in the SWITZER2 data set contains the old names and ID numbers. The SWITZERL data set contains new DENSITY and LAKE variables.

Because the province names and ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

THAILAND, THAILAN2 updated with more detail and new variables. The THAILAND data set has a new DENSITY variable. The THAILAN2 data set has the following new variables:

  • IDNAME2

  • OLDID

  • REGION

  • REGNAME

The provinces have new ID numbers. The new OLDID variable in the THAILAN2 data set contains the old ID numbers.

Because the ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

UKRAINE, UKRAINE2 updated with more detail and new variables. The UKRAINE data set has a new DENSITY variable. The UKRAINE2 data set has the following new variables:

  • IDNAME2

  • OLDID

  • OLDIDNAME

The provinces have new names and ID numbers. The new OLDIDNAME and OLDID variables in the UKRAINE2 data set contain the old province names and ID numbers.

Because the province names and ID numbers have changed, you might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

US, USCENTER, USCITY Puerto Rico added as state 72. The new STATECODE variable in the US and USCITY data sets contains two-letter state abbreviations.

The USCITY data set has new cities, and some city names have been standardized. The PLACE variable now includes the state FIPS code as the first two digits.

Note:   The projected X and Y values might be different due to the need to re-project the data sets with the addition of more cities in USCITY.  [cautionend]

VIETNAM, VIETNAM2 updated with more detail and new variables. The VIETNAM data set has a new DENSITY variable. The VIETNAM2 data set has the following new variables:

  • PROVINCE

  • REGION

  • REGNAME

The ID numbers for these data sets have changed. You might need to change your response data in any existing SAS programs that use these data sets.

WORLD simplified to use fewer observations. In addition, the following changes have been made:
  • The values are now projected using the CYLINDRI algorithm.

  • Continent 96 has been renamed from South Pacific to Oceania.

  • Antarctica has been added as continent 97.

  • Brunei, Indonesia, and the Philippines have been reassigned from continent 96 to continent 95.

  • French Southern Territories and Heard & McDonald Islands have been reassigned from continent 96 to continent 97.

  • St. Helena has been reassigned from continent 91 to continent 94.

  • The former country of Yugoslavia has been split into Serbia and Montenegro.

  • Newfoundland has been added to Canada (ID 260).

  • Tasmania has been added to Australia (ID 160).

  • More data points are included for Cuba (ID 300).

  • The Galapagos Islands have been added to Ecuador (ID 325).

  • Hong Kong is now included as part of China.

YUGOSLA, YUGOSLA2 replaced by the new SERBIA, SERBIA2, MONTENEG, MONTENE2 data sets.


Map Data Set Descriptions

Descriptive labels have been added to the map data sets in the MAPS library.