AUA Acopian Center for the Environment GIS Data

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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

ace(at)aua.am

Vector Files

Folder File Name Description Type File Size
Administrative Administrative boundaries of Armenia Folder 1191kb
Aragatsotn_Marz Shape of Aragatsotn marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 11kb
Ararat_Marz Shape of Ararat marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 13kb
Armavir_Marz Shape of Armavir marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 13kb
Armenia_Border_line Borders of the country of Armenia Line 200kb
Armenia_Border_poly Shape of the country of Armenia Polygon 201kb
Armenia_Marzes Shapes of all marzes (federal states) of Armenia Polygon 106kb
Armenia_Marzes_noBorder_Line 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
Armenia_Regions Shapes of the administrative regions of Soviet Armenia Polygon 153kb
Ashtarak_Marz Shape of Ashtarak marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 11kb
BMO_Boundaries_approved Shape of administrative boundaries of Water Management Basins in Armenia Polygon 102kb
BMO_Boundaries_hydro Shape of hydrological boundaries of Water Management Basins in Armenia Polygon 227kb
Gegharkunik_Marz Shape of Gegharkunik marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 17kb
Lori_Marz Shape of Lori marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 18kb
Marz_Centers State capital cities of the Armenian marzes (federal states) Point 7kb
Shirak_Marz Shape of Shirak marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 18kb
Syunik_Marz Shape of Syunik marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 32kb
Tavush_Marz Shape of Tavush marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 23kb
VayotzDzor_Marz Shape of Vayotz Dzor marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 14kb
Yerevan_Marz Shape of Yerevan marz (federal state) in Armenia Polygon 7kb
Climate Climate zones, precipitation and temperature inArmenia Folder 1634kb
Clear_Days Average number of clear days in Armenia Polygon 704kb
Climate_Zones Climatic Zones in Armenia Polygon 93kb
Meteo_Stations Meteorological Stations in Armenia Point 9kb
Precipitation Annual precipitation zones in Armenia Polygon 245kb
Temperature Annual temperature zones in Armenia Polygon 586kb
Economy Mining, industry, fishery and agriculture in Armenia Folder 105kb
Agriculture Zones of intensive agricultural activity in Armenia Polygon 21kb
Fishery Locations of fisheries in Armenia Polygon 18kb
Industry Locations of industrial plants in Armenia Point 6kb
Irrigated_Areas Areas under irrigation schemes in Armenia Polygon 49kb
Metsamor_NuclearPowerPlant Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia Point 6kb
Mines Sites of mining activity in Armenia Point 6kb
EnvironmentalConservation Protected areas in Armenia Folder 256kb
Forest_Reserves Protected areas in Armenia with forest as the main object of preserved features Polygon 37kb
National_Parks Protected areas with the status of ‘National Park’ (IUCN category II) in Armenia Polygon 34kb
Planned_NationalParks Planned protected areas with the status of ‘National Park’ (IUCN category II) in Armenia Polygon 19kb
Planned_StateSanctuaries Planned protected areas with the status of ‘State Sanctuary’ (IUCN category IV) in Armenia Polygon 14kb
Protected_Areas All protected areas in Armenia Polygon 88kb
Ramsar_Sites Designated Ramsar sites in Armenia (wetlands of international importance according to the Ramsar Convention) Polygon 20kb
State_Reserves Protected areas with the status of ‘State Reserve’ (ICUN category I) in Armenia Polygon 18kb
State_Sanctuaries 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
GW_Aquifers Groundwater aquifers in Armenia Polygon 97kb
GW_Deposits Groundwater deposits of Armenia Polygon 19kb
GW_Recharge_Zones Groundwater recharge zones of Armenia Polygon 65kb
Hydrogeology Hydrogeological map of Armenia Polygon 151kb
Mineral-Water_Springs Locations of mineral water springs in Armenia Point 8kb
Hazards Natural and man-made hazards in Armenia Folder 603kb
Landslides Most hazardous landslide locations in Armenia Line 26kb
Metsamor_NuclearPowerPlant Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia Point 365kb
Mudflows Locations of mudflow sites in Armenia Polygon 6kb
Infrastructure Roads and railroads in Armenia Folder 3036kb
Railroads_All All railroads of Armenia Line 71kb
Railroads_Main Main railroads of Armenia Line 36kb
Roads_All All roads and highways in Armenia Line 2405kb
Roads_Main Main roads and highways in Armenia Line 525kb
Landscape Contour lines, land cover, soil type and vegetationzones in Armenia Folder 74.269kb
Altitudes_Armenia Elevation contours of Armenia with 100m interval Line 19.107kb
Altitudes_Regional Elevation contours of the South Caucasus region with 100m interval Line 45.165kb
Cliffs_and_RockOutcrops Cliffs and rock outcrops in Armenia Polygon 8193kb
Flora Flora zones in Armenia Polygon 136kb
Forest Areas in Armenia covered with forest Polygon 1182kb
Glacier Areas in Armenia covered with ice Polygon 23kb
Landscape Landscape zones in Armenia Polygon 177kb
Peaks Mountain peaks in Armenia Point 41kb
Soils Soil type zones in Armenia Polygon 127kb
Vegetation Vegetation zones of Armenia Polygon 122kb
Rivers & Lakes Lakes, reservoirs and rivers in Armenia Folder 29.696kb
Lakes Natural lakes in Armenia Polygon 114kb
Lakes_and_Wetlands Lakes, reservoirs and wetlands in Armenia Polygon 208kb
Major_Lakes Major lakes in Armenia Polygon 47kb
Reservoirs Man-made lakes (reservoirs) in Armenia Polygon 98kb
River_Basins River basins in Armenia Polygon 240kb
Rivers_All Rivers and streamlets in Armenia Line 27.576kb
Rivers_Main Largest rivers in Armenia Line 1416kb
Settlements Settlements in Armenia Folder 4066kb
Aragatsotn_Settlements All settlements in Aragatsotn Marz of Armenia Point 15kb
Ararat_Settlements All settlements in Ararat Marz of Armenia Point 13kb
Armavir_Settlements All settlements in Armavir Marz of Armenia Point 13kb
Community_Polygons Boundaries of selected communal lands in Armenia Polygon 1298kb
Gegharkunik_Settlements All settlements in Gegharkunik Marz of Armenia Point 13kb
Kotayk_Settlements All settlements in Kotayk Marz of Armenia Point 11kb
Lori_Settlements All settlements in Lori Marz of Armenia Point 15kb
Marz_Centers Administrative centers of the Armenian marzes (“city” status) Point 7kb
Settlements_All_points Location (points) of all settlements in Armenia Point 79kb
Settlements_All_polygons Location and extent (polygon) of all settlements in Armenia Polygon 398kb
Settlements_blocks Street and block layout of selected settlements in Armenia Polygon 2134kb
Shirak_Settlements All settlements in Shirak Marz of Armenia Point 15kb
Syunik_Settlements All settlements in Syunik Marz of Armenia Point 16kb
Tavush_Settlements All settlements in Tavush Marz of Armenia Point 11kb
Towns_Main All settlements of Armenia that have “city” status Point 9kb
VayotsDzor_Settlements All settlements in Vayots Dzor Marz of Armenia Point 10kb
Yerevan_City_point Location (point) of the city of Yerevan Point 6kb
Yerevan_City_polygon Location (polygon) of the city of Yerevan Polygon 7kb
Yerevan_Settlements All settlements in Yerevan Marz of Armenia Point 7kb
Water Resources Management Canals, catchment areas, monitoring and treatment stations, water user associations in Armenia Folder 2495kb
Canals Irrigation canals in Armenia Line 220kb
Catchment_Areas Water catchment areas in Armenia Polygon 2022kb
Hydro_Power_Plants Operating Hydro Power Plants in Armenia Point 7kb
Sewage_Canals Sewage Canals in Armenia Line 17kb
Tailings Tailing dumps located in the south of Armenia Point 6kb
Water_Monitoring_Stations Hydrological monitoring stations in Armenia Point 16kb
Water_Treatment_Plants Water treatment plants in Armenia Point 8kb
Water_User_Associations Water user associations in Armenia Polygon 151kb
WUA_Irrigated_Areas Area in Armenia that is irrigated by registered water user associations (WUAs) Polygon 53kb

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