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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.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_060501_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_060501_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_060501_es.htm
Arabic: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_060501_ar.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
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. Mapping these structures can be performed with good accuracy and at regular intervals by satellite remote sensing, which allows observation of vast are... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_041101_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_041101_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_041101_es.htm
Arabic: http://www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_041101_ar.htm

GeoNetwork : the portal to spatial data and information
The FAO GeoNetwork provides Internet access to interactive maps, satellite imagery and related spatial databases maintained by FAO and its partners. It's purpose is to improve access to and integrated use of spatial data and information.
English: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/main.home
French: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/fr/main.search
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/es/main.search
Chinese: http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/cn/main.search

Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS)
The central mission of the Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) is to provide policy makers, resource managers and researchers with access to the data they need to detect, quantify, locate, understand and warn of changes (especially reductions) in the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS focuses on five issues of global concern: 1. changes in land qu... more
English: http://www.fao.org/gtos/
French: http://www.fao.org/gtos/gtos_fr/index_fr.html

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
TCP/ROM/2801: Land cover/land use inventory by remote sensing for agricultural reform
This project is expected to revitalize the agriculture sector and to provide the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture with updated and accurate information on the land cover/land use of the country.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1202_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1202_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN1202_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
New publication: Global Land Cover Network
SD-Dimensions announces a new publication from the Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group. Entitled "Global Land Cover Network", this publication contains the proceedings of the FAO/UNEP Expert Consultation on Strategies for Global Land Cover Mapping and Monitoring.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0802_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria
The Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment group publishes a special, Number 21 in the Remote sensing for decision-makers series:"Preparation of a land cover database through remote sensing and GIS: Pilot study in Bulgaria".
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_en.htm
French: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_fr.htm
Spanish: http://www.fao.org/sd/2002/EN0702_es.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
TEMS (Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database)
The New TEMS database is now on line. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Monitoring Sites database (TEMS) is an international directory of sites (T.Sites) and networks that carry out long-term terrestrial monitoring and research activities. Based on a core list of 110 variables, the database provides information on the "who, what and where" of long term terrestrial monitoring for use by both the scientific... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0501_en.htm

Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
Preparation of land cover database 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 cove... more
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/2001/EN0604_en.htm

Environment - Policy and management
Environment - Geoinformation, monitoring and assessment
FAO activities: Agricultural applications
This general overview provides some examples with special reference to soil resources, pest and diseases, and agricultural statistics.
English: http://www.fao.org/sd/EIdirect/EIre0024.htm

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