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Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)

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posted on 2022-08-15, 06:35 authored by Chun Yin Man, David Alexander PalmerDavid Alexander Palmer


The geometry of 18 countries that have joined the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) as members, observers, or dialogue partners up until August 2022

According to the official website of SCO, it is found in 2001 and focuses on regional security issues, combating regional terrorism, ethnic separatism, and religious extremism. SCO also promotes regional development and has been an observer in the UN General Assembly since 2005.

An interactive view of this dataset: Link


Data were collected from the official website of SCO. The geospatial features, including polygons and boundaries of regions, are sourced from Natural Earth, Admin 0 – Countries version 5.1.1 (Published on 12 May 2022). For metadata, such as data description and available methods for geospatial data processing, please read the readme.pdf.

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This dataset features in a collection of geospatial data "Geo-mapping databases for the Belt and Road Initiative". To cite this work, available citation styles can be found here:  


CRF grant no. C7052-18G, “Infrastructures of Faith: Religious Mobilities on the Belt and Road”