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On-line databases

  • USGS EROS Data Center Africa Data Dissemination Service (ADDS) - This site provides NDVI images produced at the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and estimated rainfall (RFE) images produced by the Climate Prediction Center at NOAA. All images are for Africa and are in 8-bit raw binary format and can easily be imported for use in WinDisp. The ADDS site also provides and extensive collection of digital maps for Africa in ArcInfo Export (E00) format that need to be converted first to ArcInfo format, and then exported to BNA format for use in WinDisp.

  • NASA's Global Land Biosphere Data and Information Web Site - This site is part of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). The Land Biosphere Data website provides on-line access to the Pathfinder Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Land (PAL) Data. These data include 10-day NDVI images for the period 1981-1994 at 8 x 8 km and 1 x 1 degree resolutions in 8-bit binary format. The data can be downloaded for the globe or by continental tiles and are in the Goodes Interrupted Homolosine Projection which is supported by WinDisp 3.5.

  • The FAO Sustainable Development Department has made available a series of 53 global climate maps in WinDisp format. (



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No liability can be accepted by the FAO GIEWS or supporting institutions for any impacts resulting from the application of methods described at, or in manuals made available at this site. The WinDisp software is in the public domain and FAO, nor any other of the participating organisations above, takes any responsibility for impacts resulting from the use of the software, or for any problems encountered while using the software.

Data made available at this site were obtained from official and unofficial sources and are used for instructional purposes only as part of the documentation being supplied with the software. The designations employed and the presentation of the material and maps in this document do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.