The SEDAC Global Agricultural Cropland and Pasture data sets are presented in Food: An Atlas, which uses maps to explore global food distribution and production. The cropland and pasture data, originally developed by Ramankutty et al (2008), are transformed into cartograms, in which the land area of countries is replaced by extent of crops and pastures, by Benjamin Hennig to better visualize the magnitude of agricultural areas around the world.
SEDAC's Global Rural-Urban Mapping Project (GRUMP) v1 population and urban extent data are used in the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) interactive mapping application for Sub-Saharan Africa. The application, known as Mappr, is built on IFPRI’s HarvestChoice geospatial database of biophysical and socioeconomic indicators covering four broad research domains: agriculture, agroecology, demographics and markets. Mappr serves as the core to a decision-support system enabling people to visualize relationships between major agroecological challenges, like soil and land degradation, and socioeconomic trends such as poverty, health and nutrition.