Improved satellite technology can enable more detailed and precise analysis of urban development patterns over time.
By basing efforts to improve soil fertility directly on soil nutrient composition, the Ministry of Ethiopia will be able to identify key problems that are often overlooked, and to customize responses.
Mapping flood exposure in Haiti is part of ongoing research at CIESIN on environmental risks and integrated development there.
Roads data are critical to planning and development of rural transportation in developing countries, where better transportation systems can help improve livelihoods.
Researchers using nighttime lights data to ask questions about economic development in sub-Saharan Africa have findings counter to expectation.
The Social Process Diagram published in 1992 was an attempt to map out the key systems and interactions among systems that were seen as underpinning the human drivers of global environmental change.
A new interactive mapping tool lets users visualize a broad range of soil data for the continent of Africa.
Based on a model used by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the map shows coastal areas likely to have been inundated by the storm surge resulting from Hurricane Sandy, in relationship to residential population.
This map shows the estimated number of people in 2010 living at different elevation levels across several Southern Asian countries. The database it’s taken from lets users without specialized geospatial training or software compare populations in various environmental contexts in different countries.
The NPL Superfund Footprint Mapper is an interactive, online mapping application—a clickable map—that lets users visualize a rich variety of population and environment characteristics of areas in the vicinity of Superfund sites.