Category Archives: New Data

PRIO-GRID 2.0 Launches at grid.prio.org

The latest version of the PRIO-GRID is now available at grid.prio.org , featuring several new dimensions and types of data, making it one of the best standardized platforms for visualization and analysis of conflict data.          

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New grid dataset for conflict research (and others?)

I have recently published a new spatial dataset, the PRIO-GRID. Primarily the dataset is targeting researchers working with armed conflict. However, the data are also useful for other types of research involving spatial data. The PRIO-Grid data set is a … Continue reading

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Natural Earth – Free Raster and Vector Data

Somewhat unfamiliar to me is the Natural Earth project, providing free raster and vector data of administrative borders, disputed areas, populated places, urban polygons and water boundaries in addition to much more. Great for updated maps. For historical shapefiles. Check … Continue reading

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Global Assessment of light pollution impact on protected areas

A new report from CIESIN and the Austrian Insitute of Technology has released an global assessment on light pollution on protected areas. The analysis is done to reveal how light pollution affects protected areas. Hence, two new variables was created … Continue reading

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Environmental Performance Index 2010

CIESIN and Yale University has released the 2010 data of their data set on environmental performance index. GisIntersect has created a map from the dataset, available here Click the map for full size:

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Last of the Wild Interactive Mapper

SEDAC at CIESIN has released a interactive mapper that visualizes the Human Influence and the Human Footprint dataset (version 2). The data has a global coverage and is available in 30 arc seconds grid cells and 1 km grid cells. … Continue reading

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Global Roads Data

Globally consistent spatial road data sets are indeed scarce. Many of the available data sets has data with highly variable consistency. A new project hosted at CIESIN is due to release a new globally consistent road data set named gRoads. … Continue reading

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