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Databases

The GMMS provides information found nowhere else on locations of ethnolinguistic peoples, and provides global coverage of at least first-level (states, provinces) sub-national political subdivisions, city and town locations, and over 50 additional layers of information that can be used to give geographic context to your maps.

Also available are statistical/demographic databases from many research sources in the Christian ministry community, including Wycliffe/SIL, Operation World/Patrick Johnstone, and the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

GMMS data collections are compatible with several other software packages, such as Map Info and Maptitude.

Geographic Databases Included (standard) within GMMS
  • Table of metroplexes, cities, and towns including populations.
  • Ranked cities, including capitals and population figures
  • Coastlines and Islands
  • Language Areas
  • Major Rivers
  • Additional Major Rivers
  • Large Lakes
  • Medium Lakes
  • Small Lakes
  • Country Polygons
  • International Borders, Lines
  • International Borders, Disputed, Lines
  • 1st Order Administrative Borders (Provinces), Lines
  • 1st Order Administrative Borders (Provinces), Polygons
  • World Countries, generalized for use at 1:25 million scale
  • 1040 Window polygon
  • Spread of Evangelicals
  • Spread of Islam
  • Elevation Colors raster layer DTM (low-resolution)
  • Hillshade raster layer (low-resolution)

A set of 5 DVD's, ESRI Data and Maps, is included with the GMMS These DVDs contain over 20 gigabytes of data. This data includes high resolution hillshade and elevation data and satellite imagery which covers the world. The collection also contains good European and U.S. data.

Attribute Databases included within GMMS
  • Language data from the Ethnologue
  • Cross-listing of province codes to aid in table joining
  • Letters sent from China to radio stations broadcasting in China
  • China Provinces
  • Chinese Language Families
  • Evangelical Data for Countries of the world
  • Country information for the world, including demographic data
  • Status of Evangelization per country
  • India Census Data
  • Joshua Project List data
  • Missionary Data by Country
  • Muslim Peoples Data
  • Persecution Index of Countries
  • Number of People Groups per Country
  • Status of Evangelization by language
  • World, Social, Economic, and Linguistic Data
  • World Demographic Data
  • World Factbook

The ESRI Data and Maps DVDs include attribute data for the U.S. and Europe.

GMMS community databases

As a GMMS Community member you will have access to other members' data as it is made available through members' The File Gallery.


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