Surigao Del Sur

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Dataset Description Data Format Projection Information Data Source Version

Administrative Boundaries

Includes provincial, municipal, and barangay boundaries

ESRI Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

GADM

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

NASA

2000

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

30-m spatial resolution of province’s bounding box

GeoTIFF

WGS 1984, Lat/Long

ASTER GDEM

2 (2011)

Municipality of Cagwait

Assorted files

Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, UTM 52

Courtesy of Xavier Fuentes

2013

Municipality of Tago

Assorted files

Shapefile (.shp)

WGS 1984, UTM 52

Courtesy of Xavier Fuentes

2013

Surigao del Sur is located along the northeastern coast of Mindanao facing the Philippine Sea between 125°40' to 126°20' east longitudes and 7°55' and 9°20' north latitudes. It is bounded on the northwest by the province of Surigao del Norte, on the southeast by Davao Oriental, on the west and southwest by Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Situated west is the Diwata Mountain Range, isolating the province from the rest of Mindanao. To the east lies the Philippine Sea. The Mindanao Deep, one of the deepest trenches in the world, is situated a few kilometers east of the coastline. Surigao del Sur is one of the suppliers of rice, bananas and other tropical fruits. Copper, chromite and silver are also found here. Marine and aquaculture is abundant in the province, being a primary livelihood of the inhabitants as the province is well known for producing seafood and sea by-products.