Data Use - Visualizing the Extent of Cropland and Pastures
Food: An Atlas – June 11, 2014 The cropland and pasture data distributed by SEDAC are presented as cartograms, in which land area is replaced by extent of crops and pastures, to better visualize the global distribution and production of food around the world.
Data Use - Population and Burned Areas Around the Globe
PLoS ONE – February 7, 2014 Research based on data from SEDAC’s Gridded Population of the World collection and burned area maps based on NASA’s MODIS satellite observations is helping to untangle the complex relationship between population density, land use and fire.
Data Use - Carbon Dioxide Emission Patterns and Population
Geophysical Research Letters – January 31, 2014 Using measurements from NASA’s Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument and SEDAC’s Gridded Population of the World data researchers are able to better understand global carbon dioxide emissions.
Map Gallery - Coastal Water Quality Indicators
Indicators of Coastal Water Quality A data and map collection based on chlorophyll-a concentrations derived from NASA's SeaWiFS instrument to analyze trends in near-coastal water quality from 1998-2007 that may affect coastal and marine ecosystems.
Map Gallery - Global Distribution of Human Population
Gridded Population of the World, Version 3 (GPWv3) GPWv3 data collection provides globally consistent and spatially explicit human population information and data that are compatible with data sets from social, economic, and Earth science fields to support interdisciplinary research.
MISR Instrument on the NASA Terra Satellite Global Annual PM2.5 estimates of annual average grids of fine particulate matter (solid particles and liquid droplets) that were derived from MODIS and MISR satellite data.
Tools and Apps - Population Estimation Service (PES)
The Population Estimation Service is a Web-based service for estimating population totals and related statistics within a user-defined region. The service is accessible through three standard protocols: OGC-WPS, ArcGIS-REST and ArcGIS-SOAP.
Tools and Apps - SEDAC Map Viewer
The SEDAC Map Viewer is a Web mapping tool for visualizing all SEDAC map layers. The viewer organizes the layers into approximately 15 interdisciplinary topics (themes) that can be selected by users.
Tools and Apps - Ramsar Wetland Sites Mapper
The Ramsar Wetland Sites Mapper is a Web-based service for assessing the exposure to sea level rise of coastal wetlands designated as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites). The service supports WMS and WFS protocols.
Theme - Environmental Governance
Find data sets, maps, map services, featured uses of data and other resources related to Environmental Governance and International Treaties
Theme - Population Distribution and Change
Find data sets, maps, map services, featured uses of data and other resources related to Population Distribution and Change
Theme - Water Resources and Consumption
Find data sets, maps, map services, featured uses of data and other resources related to Water Resources and Consumption
Resource - Thematic Guide to Night-Time Light Remote Sensing
PDF Document This extensive guide introduces users to the types of night-time light data available, its characteristics and limitations. It details the distinguishing features of the stable lights, radiance calibrated and time series Average data sets.
Resource - Urban Remote Sensing Resources
A compilation of SEDAC-sponsored and other publications and reports focusing on remote sensing applications in urban areas, as well as providing links to useful resources.
Resource - IPCC Data Distribution Center (IPCC-DDC)
The Data Distribution Centre of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provides access to baseline and scenario data related to population, economic development, technology and natural resources for use in climate impact assessments.