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Data Description:

This dataset provides the distribution of canals across the central Indian landscape as a line vector shapefile. The original source of this data is the Water Resources Information System of India and it was retrieved from India Under Construction website. The data was updated in June, 2017 and uses WGS 84 projection. The data was created by digitizing the WRIS layer as per the IUC metadata file.

Recommended Citation(s):

  1. Jayadevan, A., Nayak, R., Karanth, K.K., Krishnaswamy, J., DeFries, R., Karanth, K.U. & Vaidyanathan, S. 2020. Navigating Paved Paradise: Evaluating landscape permeability to movement for large mammals in two conservation priority landscapes in India. Biological Conservation, 108613

  2. Nayak, R., Karanth, K.K., Dutta, T., Defries, R., Karanth, K.U., & Vaidyanathan, S. 2020. Bits and pieces: Forest fragmentation by linear intrusions in India. Land Use Policy, 104619.

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