Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ Category

Cultivation Intensity

Friday, January 12th, 2007

MatthewsDifficult to find any raster data set about “Land Use Intensity” or “Agricultural Intensity”. It seems the only existing one is Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set from 1984.

The Matthews Vegetation data set comes from a global map of vegetation types, which was compiled from up to 100 existing map sources at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), Columbia University, in New York. It shows the predominant vegetation type (one out of 32 classes) within each one degree-square latitude/longitude grid cell. Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set is based on existing maps of vegetation and satellite imagery, and it shows the percentage of each one-degree square latitude/longitude grid cell that is under cultivation, versus the percentage of natural vegetation, including five classes.

Let me know if you are interested in it.

Total Animal Density

Monday, January 8th, 2007

All AnimalsThis is the aggregated layer of total animals, summing all others like buffalos, cattle, pigs etc. up into one layer. Download here.

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?

Irrigation-Equipped Area

Friday, December 8th, 2006

IrrigationDownload the data set here.

Source: WWDR
Date: 2000
Resolution: 30′

Global Change Master Directory Search

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Data SearchThis site is a pretty good search engine for all kinds of data sets (Runoff, Precipitation, Agriculture, etc.). So in case you look for something, try this search too.

Atlas of the Biosphere

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Atlas of the BiosphereThere are some interesting data sets on this site, not too actual in most cases, but nevertheless eventually useful, as for example: another data set on “Built-up land”, “Irrigated Lands”,?Ã?¬â?  some more soil data, “Suitability for Agriculture” and others.

Please let me know which data we should include.

Global Land Use Database

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Global Land Use DatabaseSAGE has been developing global databases of land use and land cover by combining satellite data and census data. This website provides access to our datasets of the distribution of the world’s natural vegetation, croplands, grazing lands, major crops, etc.

Of use for you (especially the croplands and grazing lands data)?

Animals – Buffalos Density

Friday, November 24th, 2006

BuffalosDownload the ?¢â??Ã?¨?ìBufallo Density?¢â??Ã?¨¬ù here (as grid).

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?

Animals – Bovine Density

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Bovines Download the ?¢â??Ã?¨?ìBovine Density?¢â??Ã?¨¬ù here (as grid).

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?

Animals – Goats Density

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Goats Download the ?¢â??Ã?¨?ìGoats Density?¢â??Ã?¨¬ù here (as grid).

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?

Animals – Poultry Density

Friday, November 24th, 2006

Poultry Download the ?¢â??Ã?¨?ìPoultry Density?¢â??Ã?¨¬ù here (as grid).

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?