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Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators (ENTRI)
ENTRI is a fast, convenient, comprehensive online service for accessing multilateral environmental treaty data. Find status data for environmental treaties, treaty text and other related information easily. Construct custom tables by selecting countries and treaties of interest to you. ENTRI data are accessed through a Web-based application, not data downloads.

ENTRI COP-Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicator Conference of Party Decision Search Tool
Powered by a Google appliance, the tool includes controlled “metadata” (coding of each decision document) to enable powerful advanced searches by date, COP number, or title of document. All decision documents are harvested and converted to PDF for consistency, but for reference purposes the original URL is listed. The tool currently includes decision documents from the first to the most recent COPs for ten agreements: Basel (transboundary wastes), CBD, CITES, CMS, FCCC, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, Ramsar, UNCCD, and Vienna (ozone). Users may search across all ten agreements or limit the search to subsets.

PERN eLibrary
The PERN eLibrary is an important and unique reference tool for classic population-environment literature; journal articles; conference and working papers; relevant data sets; and educational resources. The eLibrary database is annotated and includes bibliographic citation information, Internet links to the materials, and keywords.
Online Mapping Tools and Services
AdaptMap—Flood, Sea Level Rise, and Adaptation Mapper for Jamaica Bay, New York
This online mapping tool demonstrates how sea level rise will worsen storm-driven flooding, such as in the 100-year flood zone. It also enables users to select flood adaptation scenarios to see how they may reduce flooding. In addition, AdaptMap displays historic landscapes for the years 1609 and 1877, with associated historic flood zones.

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS)

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS), developed and operated by the LP DAAC, offers a simple and efficient way to access and transform geospatial data from a variety of federal data archives. AppEEARS enables users to subset geospatial datasets using spatial, temporal, and band/layer parameters. Some of the selected SEDAC data sets, including those from the “Gridded Population of the World (GPW), Version 4” collection, are accessible through AppEEARS. See this article for more information. 

Data Visualization and Access Tool
Use the Data Visualization and Access Tool to view and download the GMIS and HBASE data sets by country, tile, shapefile, rectangle or polygon. Data are available at 30m, 250m, and 1km resolutions in either geographic or UTM projection.
Haiti Interactive Map Tool
The map can display data showing different development indicators for Haiti’s southwest coast, such as food security, health, and education levels, in the south of Haiti. Part of the Haiti GeoPortal, a Web site providing access to spatial and environmental data and mapping resources from research in Haiti, developed under the Earth Institute Haiti Research and Policy Program.
Hazards and Population Mapper (HazPop)
A free mobile application that enables users to easily display recent natural hazard data in relationship to population, major infrastructure, and satellite imagery. Users can visualize the location of active fires over the past 48 hours, earthquake alerts over the past seven days, and yesterday′s air pollution data measured from space, and can estimate the total population in proximity to the user′s current location or to a recent hazard event or other point of interest. HazPop is designed for use by disaster risk managers, humanitarian response organizations, public health professionals, journalists, and others needing a quick assessment of the population potentially exposed to a major hazard event or developing emergency. Not intended to support in-depth risk assessment or estimation of actual disaster losses. 
Interactive Mapping Tool for HIV/AIDS Care Information Management Systems
An online interactive mapping tool for incorporation into HIV/AIDS care information management systems. Developed by CIESIN with the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
The Jamaica Bay Water Quality Data Visualization and Access Tool
An interactive online tool that lets users explore, visualize, and download water quality data and metadata for Jamaica Bay, New York. Developed in collaboration with Brooklyn College of the City University of New York,and funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, as part of Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding awarded to the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay.
NASA Worldview
This tool developed by NASA EOSDIS allows you to interactively browse global satellite imagery within hours of its acquisition. Users can overlay and visualize a subset of SEDAC map layers in conjunction with satellite images—for example, the NASA MODIS imagery showing active fires, integrated with the SEDAC GRUMP population density layer. 
The National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Footprint Online Mapping Project: Site, Population, and Environmental Characteristics Mapper
An interactive, online mapping application visualizes demographic and environmental data for communities near U.S. hazardous waste sites.

Population Estimation Service (PES)
A Web-based service that lets users of a wide variety of map clients and tools quickly obtain estimates of the number of people residing in a user-defined geographic region, without having to download and analyze large amounts of spatial data. The latest update to the PES and the Population Estimator mapping tool lets users visualize changes in total population over multiple decades (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and a projection to the year 2020) together with basic demographic characteristics (age and sex) for the year 2010. A new feature of the tool is a “population pyramid” for the year 2010, with estimated population counts by five-year age groups for males and females.

Ramsar Wetlands Sites Mapper
The map client for the Sea Level Rise Impacts on Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance data set is a Web-based service for assessing the exposure to sea level rise of coastal wetlands designated as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites).
SEDAC Hazards Mapper
Enables users to visualize data and map layers related to Socioeconomic, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, and Environment and analyze potential impacts and exposure. The Web app mashups layers from various sources including SEDAC, NASA LANCE, NASA GIBS, USGS, NOAA, ESRI, and others.
SEDAC Map Viewer
A Web mapping tool that enables visualization of all SEDAC map layers, organizing map layers into approximately 15 interdisciplinary topics that can be selected. Users may also zoom into a region of interest using a selection list, in addition to typical pan and zoom options.This updated version of the Viewer has implemented an innovative four-window map view that makes it easier to compare data layers from SEDAC’s diverse data holdings. The viewer is developed using the Open Layers JavaScript library and uses the SEDAC Web Map Services (WMS) published in GeoServer.

This page last modified: Nov 03, 2018