Thursday, November 6, 2008

UNEP Geo Data Portal

Looking for environmental data? The UNEP Data Portal is a great place to start. In all, there are over 1400 datasets available on the webpage. You can retrieve this data in various formats such as shp, graphs, lists and maps.

Just click on the link above and go to the "search" in the middle of the page. If you leave the search field blank and click "search" you will get the entire dataset. Try typing in things like "fish catch" or "reef" for more specific data overviews. Click the "Preview" button for a map quicklook.
After you select your data, you will be prompted to define time period and format. It´s as easy as that.

If you use the data remember to check the metadata for acknowledgment purposes.

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