Additional Data Sources

Useful Auxiliary Global Data Sets 


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In addition to what is visible via Google Earth and Landsat, additional auxiliary datasets will be provided to you in class and may be very helpful for your projects. The following websites provide some background on additional raster datasets which are available for all locations. Do not forget about these as they are pretty critical for some queries and questions you might ask.


Additional Global Data of Interest

Many groups use only the data sets above – perhaps combined with some digitizing work in Google Earth – and successfully complete a great project. However, it is not uncommon for groups to find additional data sets on their own that are useful. Here’s a few more potential sources of information. These are primarily global and continental scale data sets, so you’ll also want to dig around websites for the regional governments and NGOs associated with your particular case study location.