"Mapping global urban and rural population distributions. Estimates of future global population distribution to 2015"
July 2006 - Researchers have been developing a number of techniques for mapping variations of parameters within countries. As these techniques have become more
sophisticated, and the capacity of computers to handle very large datasets with great speed
has increased, the interest in developing methods for distributing population data to the
grid cells of GIS maps has also increased.
"An inventory and comparison of globally consistent geospatial databases and libraries. Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper Series Number 19
This report presents an inventory of global data sources which can be used to provide consistent geospatial baselines for core framework data layers in the support of generalized base mapping, emergency preparedness and response, food security and poverty mapping.
"Coastal GTOS Strategic design and phase 1 implementation plan. Environment and Natural Resources Series 9
This document presents the strategy developed by the GTOS coastal panel of scientific experts to establish C-GTOS. The first sections of the document describe the design for a mature observing system and contributions to global observation needs.
"Frost protection: fundamentals,
practice and economics"
This two-volume publication describes the physics and biology of frost occurrence and damage, passive and active protection methods and how to assess the cost-effectiveness of active protection techniques.
"Mapping coastal aquaculture and fisheries structures by satellite imaging radar
: Case study of the Lingayen Gulf, the Philippines"
Inventory and monitoring of coastal aquaculture and fisheries structures provide the necessary baseline data for decision-making on aquaculture and mariculture development, including regulatory laws, environmental protection and revenue collection.
"GTOS Biennial Report 2002-2003"
GTOS is a global system for observations, modelling and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development.
"Guidelines for establishing audits of agricultural – environmental hotspots"
This Environment and Natural Resources Working Paper No. 15 identifies key issues related to the purpose and potential
value of developing a sustained activity focused on the identification and
monitoring of potentially adverse impacts.
"Groundwater search by remote sensing: A methodological approach"
This FAO-implemented project, IRAQ/SCR/986 "Three-year Agricultural Programme" for the three Iraqi Northern Governorates, developed a comprehensive remote sensing/GIS methodology to identify potential sites for groundwater exploitation.
"Choosing a method for poverty mapping"
This publication discusses poverty and food-security mapping in terms of relevance and available options for analysis, policy design and implementation in the rural sectors of developing countries.
"Towards a GIS-based analysis of mountain environments and populations: Environment and Natural Resources Working paper no. 10"
This working paper applies Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques and newly available geo-referenced data to understand conditions underlying poverty and hunger in the world, particularly in mountain environments.
"Global Land Cover Network"
This publication contains the proceedings of the FAO/UNEP Expert Consultation on Strategies for Global Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring.
"Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria"
This issue of the Remote sensing for decision-makers series (No. 21) illustrates recent satellite data and land cover maps specially devised for agricultural applications.
(Also available in French)
"Assessment of priority areas for trypanosomiasis control actions by satellite data and fuzzy logic: Pilot study in Togo"
This paper is part of the Remote sensing for decision-makers series. This issue addresses vector-borne diseases and the management of rangeland resources.
(Also available in French)
"FAOCLIM" contains world-wide agroclimatic data. The CD-ROM, now in version 2.0, covers monthly data for 28100 stations, for up to 14 observed and computed agroclimatic parameters. It includes both long-term averages (1961-90) and time series for rainfall and temperatures.
"Land Cover Classification System (LCCS)"
LCCS is a comprehensive, standardized a priori classification system, designed to meet specific user requirements, and created for mapping exercises, independent of the scale or means used to map. Any land cover identified anywhere in the world can be readily accommodated. The classification uses a set of independent diagnostic criteria that allow correlation with existing classifications and legends.
"Preparation of land cover databases of Bulgaria through remote sensing and GIS"
The FAO project TCP/BUL/8922 "Strengthening Capacity in Agricultural Development through Remote Sensing and GIS" has produced 14 land cover maps at 1:50 000 scale for selected test areas of the country, covering 5 600 sq km. These maps were prepared using Landsat satellite data, acquired in 1998 and 1999 as the main data source and thus represent the land cover existing at that time. The land cover classification was performed using the FAO Land Cover Classification System (LCCS).