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Mapping of Territorial Units - Products

Digital Municipal Mesh 2001

This version of the Digital Municipal Mesh presents the current status of the Political-Administrative Division of Brazil – DPA, through the vector representation of state and municipal division lines used in the Population Census collection, relative to base-year 2000, corresponding to the date of 08/01/2000.

This version comes from the Digital Municipal Mesh 2000 and portrays the 5,561 Brazilian municipalities after the inclusion of 54 new municipalities created since 01/01/2001, in the following Federation Units: Alagoas, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, Bahia, Espírito Santo, Rio de Janeiro, Ro Grande do Sul, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul and Goiás.

Municipal division lines originated the aggregates to form Microregions, Mesoregions, Federation Units and Major Regions, making it possible to conduct spatial analyses for different types of territorial units.

The cartographic bases available are compatible with the 1:2 5000 000 scale, and were generated from the source file in the original 1:250 000 scale, using the process of removal of points, and adopting a minimum distance of 250 - 300 m between the points, with intervals according to the specifications and using the technical criteria preestablished by IBGE.

Note: It is advisable not to expand the provided scales otherwise unacceptable cartographic distortions may appear.

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