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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Data sets based on IPCC Assessment Reports and Special Reports include the SRES emissions scenarios, baseline socioeconomic data, observed climate change impacts data, and vulnerability data based on climate change scenarios and national capacities to adapt to climate change.

Land Use and Land Cover (LULC)

This collection includes a global mangrove land cover data set derived from Landsat imagery, a global grid describing the probability of each non-urban grid cell becoming urban by 2030, and a map of Central American vegetation and land cover types based on Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) imagery.

Last of the Wild, v2

The second version of Last of the Wild incorporates updated data on global population density, navigable rivers, roads, and more. GRUMP urban extent data is used in place of USGS Urban built-up polygon data and the DCW populated settlements point data used in the previous version.

Last of the Wild, v1

Global data measuring the intensity and extend of human land use and the remaining "wild" places, to aid in conservation policy making.

Low Elevation Coastal Zone (LECZ)

The land area and the total and percentage population, by country, that is located in various low elevation coastal zone bands ranging from 1m to 20m elevation above mean sea level.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA)

A collection of several groups of data sets that were used in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) to assess conditions and trends in ecosystems. They are grouped into the following categories: Biodiversity, Climate and Land Cover, Ecosystems, Population, Rapid Land Cover Change, and Scenarios.

National Aggregates of Geospatial Data Collection (NAGDC)

Comprised of the Population, Landscape and Climate Estimates (PLACE) data sets that feature country-level measures of population and land area by climate zone, biome, elevation, and coastal proximity. For researchers who find national aggregates more useful than GIS data.

Natural Disaster Hotspots

A collection of global geospatial data of six major natural hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, drought, and cyclones) and the associated risks of mortality and economic loss from those hazards.

Natural Resource Management Index (NRMI)

A composite of four indicators, updated annually to help assess country eligibility for funding by the US Millennium Challenge Corp.

Population Dynamics

A collection of data sets describing population dynamics, including migration, fertility, and mortality.

Population Exposure to Natural Disasters

Data and maps showing the pre-disaster characteristics of populations that appear to have been most directly affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Poverty Mapping

Global spatial data sets of infant mortality and malnutrition and country data sets with subnational measures of poverty (consumption and basic needs) for 28 countries.

Satellite-Derived Environmental Indicators

Estimates of annual PM2.5 concentrations, daytime maximum and nighttime minimum summer land surface temperatures, and urban heat island effects derived from satellite remote sensing data.

Socioeconomic Downscaled Projections

Country-level population and GDP data, and corresponding geospatial data products (downscaled grids) for selected years, developed with the modeling groups of the IPCC SRES.

Spatial Economic Data

A collection of data sets tracking the relationship between geography and economic activity.

Superfund Site Footprints

Population totals and demographic characteristics of locations within one- and four-mile buffers of Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) sites in the United States for the year 2000.

U.S. Census Grids

These data sets include not only population and housing counts for 1990 and 2000, but a wide variety of socioeconomic characteristics. Irregularly-shaped census block and block group boundaries are transformed into a raster grid for faster and easier analysis.

Urban Landsat

Landsat imagery for 66 major urban areas worldwide and the raw, underlying data for 28 of these places.

Urban Spatial Data

A collection of data sets tracking formal and informal urban development areas.

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