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Tue Nov 09 2004

Software: World Language Mapping in GIS format

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Message 1: World Language Mapping in GIS format

Date: 24-Sep-2004
From: Bill Dickson <billgmi.org>
Subject: World Language Mapping in GIS format


The World Lanuguage Mapping System (WLMS), a set of worldwide language
 homeland areas (polygons) and point locations for use in Geographic
 Information Systems (GIS)is now generally available for the first time.
 Dataset developed jointly by SIL and GMI maps all languages of the 14th
 Edition Ethnologue, and includes substantially all of the data of the
 published Ethnologue as a GIS attribute table. For information see
 
 http://www.gmi.org/wlms
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; 
 Computational Linguistics; Genetic Classification; Sociolinguistics
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