10 September 2013
Aim of this post is to collect some useful links to free accessible geographic database at the international level.
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union. The EEA provides geographic information system (GIS) application programming interfaces to obtain a wide range of environmental data for Europe, and helps users create their own map services. The EEA covers thematic areas such as air, water, climate change, biodiversity, land and noise.
The INSPIRE Geoportal, the central portal for environmental information in the European Union. The INSPIRE Geoportal will be the unique access point to global European environment geoinformation resources shared and made available by all member states within the framework of the “Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community” (INSPIRE) Directive.
The Fao GeoNetwork: FAO produces a large number of Geographic Information System (GIS) datasets for monitoring, assessment and analysis of environmental and socio-economic factors causing poverty and food insecurity. Particular relevance is given to malnutrition, farming systems and crops, livestock production systems, fishery and forestry sectors, agro-ecological zoning, land and water resources management and climate related issues.
Main database in the Fao GeoNetwork regard:
- ADMINISTRATIVE AND POLITICAL BOUNDARIES
- AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK
- APPLIED ECOLOGY
- BIOLOGICAL AND ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES
- CLIMATE AND AGROCLIMATOLOGY
- HYDROLOGY AND WATER RESOURCES
- LAND COVER AND LAND USE
- POPULATION AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS
- SOILS AND SOIL RESOURCES
The Geoportal of the Group on Earth Observations. The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) was launched in response to calls for action by the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development and by the G8 (Group of Eight) leading industrialized countries.
The GEO portal provides an entry point to access Earth Observation information and services. It connects to a system of existing portals, addressing the GEO Societal Benefit Areas globally while also providing national and regional information to enhance understanding.
The GEO portal is a gateway to global Earth Observation data, information and services developed by the European Space Agency (ESA) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as contribution to Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).