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Database Query Online Mapping Services and Tools

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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.
Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway
The Ramsar Wetlands Data Gateway provides access to spatial and tabular data relevant to Wetlands of International Importance listed under the auspices of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (established in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971).
Online Mapping Tools and Services

Africa Soils Information Service (AfSIS) Map Tool
Displays geo-referenced digital elevation, topographic wetness, specific catchment area data, and other parameters, and supports downloads in GeoTIFF format.

Climate and Health Analysis for Global Education Viewer (CHANGE Viewer)
A mapping tool which uses 3-D NASA World Wind technology to visualize climate change impacts on human health. The tool and related training, for educators, is part of the NASA Climate Change Impacts and Human Health program, and was developed in partnership with the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technology (IAGT).
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.
Hudson River Watershed Mapper
This Web Mapping Service (WMS)-backed application is served via the ESRI ArcServer Java Development Platform. Users may explore a wide array of data holdings specific to the Hudson River Watershed region. A custom hyperlink tool provides a location-specific gateway to environmental observations on water conditions, forecasts, and historical data. Compliance reports for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit holders in the area are also accessible through the application.
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.
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
An interactive, online mapping application visualizes demographic and environmental data for communities near U.S. hazardous waste sites.

Population Estimation Service
A Web-based service for estimating population totals and related statistics within a user-defined region. Accessible through three standard protocols—the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web processing service (WPS) standard, a representational state transfer (REST) interface, and a simple object access protocol (SOAP) interface—to enable a wide variety of map clients and tools. The estimates are based on the gridded population data for 2005 from the GPW v3 data set developed by the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center operated by CIESIN.

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
The SEDAC Map Viewer is a Web mapping tool for visualizing all SEDAC map layers. The viewer organizes the map layers into approximately 15 interdisciplinary topics (themes) that users can select. Users can also zoom into a region of interest using a selection list. In addition, typical pan and zoom functionalities are provided. 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: Oct 06, 2015