Attribute Data

FREE ATTRIBUTE DATA SOURCES

What is Attribute Data?

Geographic Attribute Data is any information that is tied to a geographic location via a point (latitude, longitude) or a polygon (an area with a geographic boundary).

Attribute Data for ministry and missions use comes in many different forms: from simple things like mapping a church's membership to more complex data that aid in developing missional and ministry strategy.

This section of tabs below presents free attribute data of various types that may be used in the pursuit of ministry and missionary mapping objectives.

Gridded Population of the World

Population Density

Purpose:

To provide estimates of population density for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020, based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, as raster data to facilitate data integration.

Abstract:

Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4) Population Density consists of estimates of human population density based on counts consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 12.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, is used to assign population values to 30 arc-second (~1 km) grid cells. The population density grids are derived by dividing the population count grids by the land area grids. The pixel values represent persons per square kilometer.

Population Count

Purpose:

To provide estimates of population count for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020, consistent with national censuses and population registers, as raster data to facilitate data integration.

Abstract:

Gridded Population of the World, Version 4 (GPWv4) Population Count consists of estimates of human population, consistent with national censuses and population registers, for the years 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020. A proportional allocation gridding algorithm, utilizing approximately 12.5 million national and sub-national administrative units, is used to assign population values to 30 arc-second (~1 km) grid cells. The population count grids contain estimates of the number of persons per grid cell.

 

Joshua Project Datasets

To download data for a specific continent, region, country, religion, affinity bloc, people cluster or people group, click the "Download Data" link below the listing. Use the search tool  to find the data set you wish to download or go to thePeople Group Listings page.

 

  All people groups by country Excel
  Only unreached people groups by country Excel
  All countries Excel
  People group-country-language table Excel
  All language data Excel
  General field descriptions Excel
  Complete relational database (data only) Access
  Data change history files List

Harvest Information System Registries

Overview of HIS Registries

 
 

Adopted HIS Registries

Registry of Geography (ROG)   

The geopolitical entities of the world   
  • Code for Country (ROG_Country); a code in this code set represents  countries

Registry of Languages (ROL): ISO 639-3

Languages of the world

  • Code for Language (ROL_Language); a code in this code set represents a distinct human language.
  • It also contains a name and country index to support retrieval of language codes by alternate language names and countries where spoken.

Registry of Peoples (ROP)   

Ethnolinguistic people groups of the world   
  • Code for People Group [ROP_People]. A code in this code set represents an ethnolinguistic people group.
  • It includes supplementary tables that provide alternate names and population estimates for people groups. There are also linking tables that associate people groups with the languages they speak, the countries they live in, and the religions they practice.

Registry of Ministry Resources (RMR)   

Standardized codes for classifying resources used in ministry with respect to scope of scripture, type of scripture material, nature of content, mode of expression, and format of delivery.

Registry of Dialects (ROD)    

The function of the Registry of Dialects (ROD) is to:   

o   Identify specific varieties of given languages (defined by ISO 639-3) that research has determined to require distinct presentations (such as audio, video or print) in order to overcome barriers of understanding or acceptance. Determining factors may include differences in vocabulary, grammatical construction, idioms, and marked accents, as well as religious or social barriers.  
o   Provide unique, standardized codes for these dialects

 

Other Registries:

Registry of Religions (ROR)   

Registry of Ministry Agencies (RMA)

 

World Atlas of Language Structures

World Atlas of Language Structures 

The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) is a large database of structural (phonological, grammatical, lexical) properties of languages gathered from descriptive materials (such as reference grammars) by a team of 55 authors.

The dataset has 2,679 languages that can be downloaded by macroarea.  Each entry has latitude and longitude information. 

United States TIGER/Line with Selected Demographic & Economic Data

American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates — Geodatabase Format

These geodatabases bring together geography from the 2014 TIGER/Line Shapefiles and data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates.

Download the Geodatabases

Access these files directly on our ftp site.

Documentation

Data are available for the United States and some data sets are available for Puerto Rico.

In each geodatabase is a metadata table with a short name and a full description of each data element. The short names in the metadata file correspond to the data element field headings in the detailed tables of each geodatabase. These metadata tables can be difficult to read in a GIS, and are provided here as text files:

Additional metadata include the 2014 TIGER/Line Shapefiles Technical Documentation [PDF] and the 2010-2014 American Community Survey Core Technical Documentation [PDF]. The ACS 2014 5YR Appendices [XLS] workbook provides information on ACS data geographic restrictions for all levels of geography (block group, census tract, etc).

Joining topic tables to the feature class table:
You can join topic table data to feature class data based on a common field. The common field in a topic table is titled "GEOID", whereas the common field in each feature class table is "GEOID_Data".