New CIESIN Data Layers on Hazardous Waste, Emissions, Population, Wild Areas, and More
One of the longest lasting and richest geospatial data depositories has been Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), which we describe and praise in our book, The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data. CIESIN recently published six new data layers in on the Landscape for Contributors group in ArcGIS Online. These layers contain information on hazardous waste sites, the “global human footprint”, emissions, roads, population, and the world’s remaining wild areas. These data sets are free to use. To find these six layers easily in the three pages of listings in this Group, to the group’s link above, and search (control-F in most browsers) on the term “Columbia”, because Columbia University is the owner’s name for these layers. The six layers might also be housed on page two or another page in the group, so be sure to check those pages too. Because the layers reside in the ArcGIS Online library, this data can be used as layers in ArcGIS Online web maps, or downloaded, where they can be used in ArcGIS Desktop or in other packages.
According to CIESIN, they will be publishing additional data in the Landscape for Contributors group in the upcoming months!