Redistribution of the GGI is prohibited. Someone who wants to use the GGI has to get in touch with Dr. Akiko Sakai (shakai_at_nagoya-u.jp), PI of the GAMDAM project.
If someone wants to use the GGI for publication, he or she needs to consult Akiko Sakai about authorship even if a part of the GGI is used.
The downloadable zip-file consists of "polygon shapefile" of glacier outlines merged on 18 Nov. 2014, which is able to be opened by ArcGIS (WGS84). Please use the date as version of the GGI.
We are still revising glacier polygons at present. We plan to release the final version of the GGI on June 2016.
Nuimura T, Sakai A, Taniguchi K, Nagai H, Lamsal D, Tsutaki S, Kozawa A, Hoshina Y, Takenaka S, Omiya S, Tsunematsu K, Tshering P, Fujita K (2015) The GAMDAM glacier inventory: a quality controlled inventory of Asian glaciers. The Cryosphere, 9(3), 849-864, doi:10.5194/tc-9-849-2015.
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