Archive for January, 2007

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.

Coastal Water and Coastline

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Coastal WatersCoastal WatersOk, the problem with the gaps between the coastline and the coastal waters has been solved. Here is the shapefile which fits smoothly with the country template or the coastline file.

Intake Fraction, Effect Factor & Damage Factor

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Emission to DamageNice slide out of Shanna’s PPT presentation. Just a reminder for myself. You all know it well, but I need to look at it on a regular basis so I learn to know what you guys are talking about… :-)

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?¨¬?

GEBCO – Bathymetry

Monday, January 1st, 2007

GebcoGebco – General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans – offers a finer resolution of the bathymetry as the Etopo2 at 1-minute. Here is the GRID-download.

Source: GEBCO/NASA
Date: 2003
Resolution: 1 minute