4-GIS-Layers

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Welcome to the GIS Portal at the Acopian Center for the Environment. We are located on the American University of Armenia campus in Yerevan, Armenia.

We strive to bring modern mapping methods and technologies to Armenia. Through our study of birds and other wildlife, and the environment in general in Armenia, we have produced GIS maps and datasets that can be used for planning land use and many other critical endeavors in Armenia.

The Acopian Center for the Environment has resources to support field research and data collection in Armenia and the Greater Caucasus region for visiting scientists and research projects. The center can provide office and limited laboratory space, 4WD-vehicles with drivers, bird watching and field equipment. It can arrange contacts through its extensive network of Armenian scientists and organizations and can provide manpower for field data collection.

The Acopian Center for the Environment is also the leading organization in the field of GIS and remote sensing in Armenia. It has state of the art equipment for mapping, analysis and map making purposes and holds the most comprehensive GIS database in Armenia. Highly qualified staff organize GIS research projects, create maps according to your specification and provide custom-tailored GIS training courses at the 25 user lab at the American University of Armenia.

The center’s staff is able to conduct field research in a wide variety of disciplines or to assist visiting scientists with the logistics of conducting their own research. We also host and sponsor conferences in fields related to environmental conservation issues.

GIS Day 2009 Celebration at the American University of Armenia

Discover the world through GIS! November 18 was International GIS Day, and the Acopian Center for the Environment invited interested parties to celebrate this important technology with them at the American University of Armenia.

Armenian Vector Database of the Acopian Center for the Environment (ACE)

The following database offers a comprehensive set on freely available vector format data in and on Armenia. It was compiled through 2008/09 by the GIS specialist at ACE.

The data for these files comes from various sources, including own research and editing (mostly from Soviet time topographic maps), online portals, state and governmental agencies, international organizations, NGOs and private companies in Armenia. It may be used without constraint given the correct statement of the respective source(s). We do not assume any liability for the correctness of the given coordinates and information.

The files are in standard ESRI Shape File format with attached .DBF files.  Most of the information is also availabe in MicrosoftAccess 2007 format.

Each file has been checked against existing data and, where possible, updated. Metadata has been created for all files and the standard projection is UTM (WGS84, UTM Zone 38N) with meters as the unit of measurement. Spatial data is inherent in each file.

Where appropriate, names and descriptions in Armenian/Russian are included in the database.  Use Sylphaen fonts to display properly.  English names or equivalents follow standard formats in Armenia.

The database is constantly updated and expanded. If you have any questions or suggestions, or would like to contribute a vector file to the database, please contact:

The Acopian Center for the Environment
American University of Armenia
40 Marshal Baghramian Avenue
Yerevan 0019, Armenia
www.acopiancenter.am

Vector Files

 

Folder
File Name
Description
Type
File Size
Administrative
Administrative boundaries of Armenia
Folder
1191kb
Shape of Aragatsotn marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
11kb
Shape of Ararat marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
13kb
Shape of Armavir marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
13kb
Borders of the country of Armenia
Line
200kb
Shape of the country of Armenia
Polygon
201kb
Shapes of all marzes (federal states) of Armenia
Polygon
106kb
Borders between the marzes of Armenia indicated as lines, but not showing national borders (for minimizing overlay with national borders in map making)
Line
17kb
Shapes of the administrative regions of Soviet Armenia
Polygon
153kb
Shape of Ashtarak marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
11kb
Shape of administrative boundaries of Water Management Basins in Armenia
Polygon
102kb
Shape of hydrological boundaries of Water Management Basins in Armenia
Polygon
227kb
Shape of Gegharkunik marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
17kb
Shape of Lori marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
18kb
State capital cities of the Armenian marzes (federal states)
Point
7kb
Shape of Shirak marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
18kb
Shape of Syunik marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
32kb
Shape of Tavush marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
23kb
Shape of Vayotz Dzor marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
14kb
Shape of Yerevan marz (federal state) in Armenia
Polygon
7kb
Climate
Climate zones, precipitation and temperature inArmenia
Folder
1634kb
Average number of clear days in Armenia
Polygon
704kb
Climatic Zones in Armenia
Polygon
93kb
Meteorological Stations in Armenia
Point
9kb
Annual precipitation zones in Armenia
Polygon
245kb
Annual temperature zones in Armenia
Polygon
586kb
Economy
Mining, industry, fishery and agriculture in Armenia
Folder
105kb
Zones of intensive agricultural activity in Armenia
Polygon
21kb
Locations of fisheries in Armenia
Polygon
18kb
Locations of industrial plants in Armenia
Point
6kb
Areas under irrigation schemes in Armenia
Polygon
49kb
Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia
Point
6kb
Sites of mining activity in Armenia
Point
6kb
EnvironmentalConservation
Protected areas in Armenia
Folder
256kb
Protected areas in Armenia with forest as the main object of preserved features
Polygon
37kb
Protected areas with the status of ‘National Park’ (IUCN category II) in Armenia
Polygon
34kb
Planned protected areas with the status of ‘National Park’ (IUCN category II) in Armenia
Polygon
19kb
Planned protected areas with the status of ‘State Sanctuary’ (IUCN category IV) in Armenia
Polygon
14kb
All protected areas in Armenia
Polygon
88kb
Designated Ramsar sites in Armenia (wetlands of international importance according to the Ramsar Convention)
Polygon
20kb
Protected areas with the status of ‘State Reserve’ (ICUN category I) in Armenia
Polygon
18kb
Protected areas with the status of ‘State Sanctuary’ (IUCN category IV) in Armenia
Polygon
29kb
Groundwater
Groundwater aquifers, zones and springs in Armenia
Folder
336KB
Groundwater aquifers in Armenia
Polygon
97kb
Groundwater deposits of Armenia
Polygon
19kb
Groundwater recharge zones of Armenia
Polygon
65kb
Hydrogeological map of Armenia
Polygon
151kb
Locations of mineral water springs in Armenia
Point
8kb
Hazards
Natural and man-made hazards in Armenia
Folder
603kb
Most hazardous landslide locations in Armenia
Line
26kb
Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia
Point
365kb
Locations of mudflow sites in Armenia
Polygon
6kb
Infrastructure
Roads and railroads in Armenia
Folder
3036kb
All railroads of Armenia
Line
71kb
Main railroads of Armenia
Line
36kb
All roads and highways in Armenia
Line
2405kb
Main roads and highways in Armenia
Line
525kb
Landscape
Contour lines, land cover, soil type and vegetationzones in Armenia
Folder
74.269kb
Elevation contours of Armenia with 100m interval
Line
19.107kb
Elevation contours of the South Caucasus region with 100m interval
Line
45.165kb
Cliffs and rock outcrops in Armenia
Polygon
8193kb
Flora zones in Armenia
Polygon
136kb
Areas in Armenia covered with forest
Polygon
1182kb
Areas in Armenia covered with ice
Polygon
23kb
Landscape zones in Armenia
Polygon
177kb
Mountain peaks in Armenia
Point
41kb
Soil type zones in Armenia
Polygon
127kb
Vegetation zones of Armenia
Polygon
122kb
Rivers & Lakes
Lakes, reservoirs and rivers in Armenia
Folder
29.696kb
Natural lakes in Armenia
Polygon
114kb
Lakes, reservoirs and wetlands in Armenia
Polygon
208kb
Major lakes in Armenia
Polygon
47kb
Man-made lakes (reservoirs) in Armenia
Polygon
98kb
River basins in Armenia
Polygon
240kb
Rivers and streamlets in Armenia
Line
27.576kb
Largest rivers in Armenia
Line
1416kb
Settlements
Settlements in Armenia
Folder
4066kb
All settlements in Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia
Point
15kb
All settlements in Ararat Marz of Armenia
Point
13kb
All settlements in Armavir Marz of Armenia
Point
13kb
Boundaries of selected communal lands in Armenia
Polygon
1298kb
All settlements in Gegharkunik Marz of Armenia
Point
13kb
All settlements in Kotayk Marz of Armenia
Point
11kb
All settlements in Lori Marz of Armenia
Point
15kb
Administrative centers of the Armenian marzes (“city” status)
Point
7kb
Location (points) of all settlements in Armenia
Point
79kb
Location and extent (polygon) of all settlements in Armenia
Polygon
398kb
Street and block layout of selected settlements in Armenia
Polygon
2134kb
All settlements in Shirak Marz of Armenia
Point
15kb
All settlements in Syunik Marz of Armenia
Point
16kb
All settlements in Tavush Marz of Armenia
Point
11kb
All settlements of Armenia that have “city” status
Point
9kb
All settlements in Vayots Dzor Marz of Armenia
Point
10kb
Location (point) of the city of Yerevan
Point
6kb
Location (polygon) of the city of Yerevan
Polygon
7kb
All settlements in Yerevan Marz of Armenia
Point
7kb
Water ResourcesManagement
Canals, catchment areas, monitoring and treatmentstations, water user associations in Armenia
Folder
2495kb
Irrigation canals in Armenia
Line
220kb
Water catchment areas in Armenia
Polygon
2022kb
Operating Hydro Power Plants in Armenia
Point
7kb
Sewage Canals in Armenia
Line
17kb
Tailing dumps located in the south of Armenia
Point
6kb
Hydrological monitoring stations in Armenia
Point
16kb
Water treatment plants in Armenia
Point
8kb
Water user associations in Armenia
Polygon
151kb
Area in Armenia that is irrigated by registered water user associations (WUAs)
Polygon
53kb