Updated for 2008: TerraViva! SEDAC Viewer
|Four views suggest the wide scope of data visualizations possible using the newly updated Terraviva! SEDAC Viewer.
The 2008 TerraViva! SEDAC Viewer has been updated with a wide range of new SEDAC data. This map viewer and standalone software application (Microsoft Windows-based) uses a powerful data-viewing engine and tools to enable the visualization and integration of hundreds of socioeconomic and environmental variables and layers, including a range of satellite-based data.
The update encompasses 51 ready-made maps, ten GeoData indicator collections with hundreds of variables, and other features—scatter plots, tabular data display, map image production,
and Web-based download of additional data layers—that make the 2008 TerraViva! SEDAC Viewer such a valuable data exploration tool.
Produced in collaboration between ISciences and the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC) operated by CIESIN, these data sets build on a collection that includes the flagship SEDAC data set, Gridded Population of the World (GPW), and others. The 2008 version adds the following SEDAC data collections:
• The Human Appropriation of Net Primary Productivity (HANPP)
• Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis
• Global Poverty Mapping
• The Human Footprint and Last of the Wild, version two
• The Population, Landscape, and Climate Estimates (PLACE II)
• The Compendium of Environmental Sustainability Indicators
The software is free of charge.