Dynamic Atlas (DA) is a suite of information publishing and access
tools developed by FAO
Assessment and Management Unit (NRCE) and
Dynamic Atlas allows the publishing of maps, databases,
and documents from global to local scale by using technologies
easy to implement and use.
Dynamic Maps: is the GIS viewer of atlases.
Dynamic Knowledgebase: provides the ability to
quickly and easily set up and manage atlases.
Dynamic Publisher: enables atlases and Dynamic
Maps to be packaged for broad dissemination on CD/DVD.
Dynamic Web Maps Server: enables publishing
of atlases over the Internet.
The atlas contains 23 basic layers (the figure on the right shows
the shaded relief derived from SRTM 90m data) and 187 thematic maps
derived from agricultural statistics and climate data. The complete list
of themes and their description is available at
The following topic groups: General, Physical
and Climate, contain information derived from general data
providers and depict regional and country-wide characteristics. The other
topic groups contain maps derived from agricultural-based
statistics from 2001-2002 survey. Statistics are aggregated
at division/state, district or township level.
Each topic contains a fixed set of selectable base layers and
topic-related data layers. Some layers are immediately visible
(see check box )
while others are scale-dependent (gray
color), which means only visible at a certain map scale (zoomed in).
Following is the list of base layers commonly available in each map:
| ||Region (DCW)|
| ||Division/State (17)|
| ||Division/State (17) boundaries|
| ||District (64) boundaries|
| ||Township (313) boundaries||
| ||Rivers perennial (DCW)|
| ||Shaded relief|
| ||Roads (DCW)|
| ||District cities|
| ||Main cities (DCW)|
| ||Other towns (DCW)|
Topic-related data layers characterize the content of each topic.
Following is the atlas structure with topic groups, maps and characterizing
layers. Click on each topic to display the list of layers, or click on
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