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IBGE launches Intermediate Sectoral Mesh 2019

Section: Geosciences

July 30, 2020 10h00 AM | Last Updated: July 30, 2020 12h53 PM

The IBGE releases today (30) the Intermediate Sectoral Mesh 2019 in digital format, including the classification of enumeration areas into either urban or rural, in order to meet demands of territorial planning. Altogether, they are 444,261 enumeration areas that represent the smallest territorial portion used by the IBGE to plan and carry out surveys.

The new product is compatible with the scales of 1:5,000 and 1:250,000. All the geospatial information is available in the Shp format to be applied in different geographic information systems, and in the Kml format to be viewed on the Google Earth platform.

This is the first time that the Sectoral Mesh is released independently from a Population or Agriculture Census. That why it is considered intermediate and does not show any statistical data on population and households. It brings the classification of enumeration areas into either urban or rural in accord with the political-administrative division of the Municipal Mesh. It is able to subsidize the planning at municipal, state and regional levels, as well as surveys and businesses that demand spatial components.

The product, which will be released on an annual basis, results from the enhanced vision of the several forms of human occupation in the national territorial, having the analysis of changes in the territory as the major input of continuous updating, with high-resolution images.