Data name: 
gmia
Data Category: 
agriculture
Data Type: 
raster,vector
Data Format: 
zip
Data Keywords: 
IRRIGATED_AREA
IRRIGATED AREA
WATER USAGE
WATER
WATER_USAGE
AGRICOLTURE
IRRIGATION
Data Path: 
agriculture/gmia/data/zip
Data Last Access: 
Tuesday, 9 February, 2021
Data JRC Contact Info: 
cesar.carmona-moreno@ec.europa.eu
Data Credits: 
Users are requested to refer to the map as follows: Stefan Siebert, Verena Henrich, Karen Frenken and Jacob Burke (2013). Global Map of Irrigation Areas version 5. Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University, Bonn, Germany / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.
Data Availability: 
FREE
Data Spatial Resolution Degree: 
0.0830000000
Data temporal frequency: 
static
Data Spatial Extent: 
Data Region of Interest: 
World
Data Short Description: 
Global Map of Irrigated Areas v5.0
Data Extended Description: 
Global Map of Irrigated Areas v5.0 : The map shows the amount of area equipped for irrigation around the year 2005 in percentage of the total area on a raster with a resolution of 5 minutes. Additional map layers show the percentage of the area equipped for irrigation that was actually used for irrigation and the percentages of the area equipped for irrigation that was irrigated with groundwater, surface water or non-conventional sources of water. An explanation of the different terminology to indicate areas under irrigation is given in this glossary. Please note that information for the additional layers on area actually irrigated or on the water source for irrigation was derived from statistical survey data (e.g. census reports). Therefore all grid cells belonging to the same statistical unit will have the same value. Consequently, the accuracy at pixel level will be very limited, depending on the size of the statistical unit.