Northern Samar



Dataset Description Data Format Projection Information Data Source Version

Administrative Boundaries

Includes provincial, municipal, and barangay boundaries

ESRI Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, Lat/Long


2 (2011)

Landsat 7 ETM+  (Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus)

15-m spatial resolution panchromatic band, 3 spectral bands

ERDAS Imagine (.img)

WGS 1984, UTM Zone 51N



ASTER GDEM (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer – Global Digital Elevation Model)

30-m spatial resolution of province’s bounding box


WGS 1984, Lat/Long


2 (2011)

Northern Samar covers a total area of 3,692.93 square kilometres (1,425.85 sq mi)  occupying the northern section of Samar Island in the Eastern Visayas region. The province is bounded by north by the San Bernardino Strait, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the Samar Sea, on the southwest by Samar and on the southeast by Eastern Samar. Its major industries are agriculture, fishery and handicraft production. The agriculture includes rice and vegetable farming, cattle raising, banana and peanut plantation and oil manufacturing. The fishery consists of deep sea fishing, prawn and agar culture and fresh water fish culture. The handicraft production comprises furniture manufacturing, hat and mat weaving, brick making and soap processing.