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Myanmar Pearl Cultivation Licences 2017-2018

Myanmar pearl cultivation licence data as geodata based on MEITI 5th Report (FY2017/18) annex ( It includes all reported pearl cultivation licence areas MEITI 5th report.

This dataset includes the original and cleaned data columns and geodata for licence block boundary coordinates and licence areas. The coordinates nevertheless are not the true boundary coordinates as in the contract but merely a "bounding box" defined by 4 coordinates. Thus this dataset is only a very rough approximation of the true location of the pearl cultivation licence areas.

This dataset includes the original and cleaned data columns. Additional processing attributes were added during the data generation by OneMap Myanmar. The detailed description of attribute fields can be found in attached metadata attributes excel sheet.

The original metadata was in English language and it was translated to Burmese language by ODM team. Both metadata are attached in the zipped shapefile in excel format.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Dataset topic category
  • Agriculture and fishing
  • Artisanal mining
  • Environment and natural resources
  • Industrial mining
  • English
Use limitations This data is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) Licence ( Disclaimer: Boundaries, names and any other information in this dataset do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by OneMap Myanmar, the Government of Myanmar, or any state or organisation. The data is non-authoritative and cannot be served as a legal base to solve boundary disputes. Every reasonable effort has been made to assure the accuracy of this data. However, the data being provided herein is intended for informational purposes only. No guarantee is made as to the accuracy of the data and it should not be relied upon for any purpose other than general information, and is not intended to delimitate or demarcate frontiers or boundaries. No organization or state involved in the development of this data can be made liable for errors as well as for any direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages whatsoever incurred as a result of the use of this data, and are not responsible for claims by any third party.
Dataset reference date December 8, 2020
Temporal extent's start date March 31, 2017
Temporal extent's end date April 1, 2018
  • Myanmar
West bounding coordinates 97.8999938964844
East bounding coordinates 98.3500061035156
South bounding coordinates 10.0749998092651
North bounding coordinates 13.2333335876465
Spatial Reference System WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) (CRS:84)
Positional Accuracy As the coordinates are most likely not the true licence coordinates but rather simplified bounding box coordinates, the user must be aware that this dataset is a rough approximation only. Suggested maximum use scale is 1:250.000.
Completeness Not complete
Process Step Version 2020-12-08: Data downloaded from MEITI on 2020-05-15. Data columns cleaned and standardized by OneMap Myanmar (obvious typos corrected, removal of whitespaces and line breaks, standardize value domains where possible, etc.). Matching of descriptive location information with island names from topographic maps where possible. Geometry created based on coordinate information columns by conversion of coordinate values to GIS data and connecting the coordinates with straight lines (in ArcMap using SRS EPSG4326) to pearl cultivation licence area polygons. Linking the MEITI 5th report attribute data to the licence block geometries. As OneMap Myanmar (as well as MEITI) has no access to the underlying individual licence contracts nor other verified reference data, the completeness and correctness of the data and cross-checking or reliable corrections cannot be undertaken. Preliminary assessments indicate that many coordinates in the licence information annex are simplified, inaccurate, wrong or completely missing. Thus, the generated licence geodata data inherits those data quality problems. In some cases OneMap Myanmar corrected obviously wrong coordinates using a “best-guess” approach.
Lineage OneMap Myanmar (2020). Myanmar jade and gems mining licences for fiscal year 2017-2018, aggregated by township based on MEITI 5th Report licence information annex data. [online] Available at: [17 Jan 2021].
Responsible party OneMap Myanmar ( OneMap Myanmar Near Car Parking Compound, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Building No.39, Nay Pyi Taw
Metadata creator information OneMap Myanmar ( OneMap Myanmar Near Car Parking Compound, Forest Department, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Building No.39, Nay Pyi Taw
Update Frequency annually
License Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike
Copyright Yes
Version 2020-12-08
Keywords pearl cultivation,EITI,MEITI
Date uploaded January 19, 2021, 00:48 (UTC)
Date modified April 6, 2021, 13:49 (UTC)