Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

Website launched: Global Environmental Goals (GEGs) Live

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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There is a multitude of internationally-agreed environmental goals and objectives, which are part of outcome documents of relevant United Nations summits and conferences, resolutions of the General Assembly, decisions of other global intergovernmental conferences, multilateral environmental agreements and decisions of their governing bodies. The compendium of those goals and objectives is called the Global Environmental Goals (GEGs).
The purpose of the GEGs-Live website is to provide up-to-date information on the progress towards achieving these GEGs. In addition, it puts the information into the context of the currently elaborated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The variables and data are mainly drawn from UNEP’s Environmental Data Explorer.
Users can access the information they are searching for either through the GEGs or the SDGs, as parallel points of entry. Based on the user’s choice, the website shows the direct interlinkages between politically-agreed goals and targets on the one hand, and relevant underlying data for monitoring these on the other.
This website is a value judgment-free effort by UNEP to provide up-to-date information to show progress achieved on issues identified in the GEGs and the currently elaborated SDGs. It is intended to better inform both decision-makers and the general public.

Testing EDE’s graph inclusion

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Environmental Change Media Watch

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Interesting, very interactive site of automatic information collection/harvesting on specific environmental topics or keywords. The engine behind runs through all major social platforms and collects information and puts it into the right perspective, respectively inserts it into its larger database for connecting the dots (that is, the environmental themes, keywords, products).

Simulation of Flight Routes

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Mapping the Global Footprint (on Biodiversity Loss)

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

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Interesting website which “tracks” the impact on biodiversity loss through consumption.

JSON/XML Viewer Plugin for Safari

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Really nice tool to turn JSON into a readable format. Great!

Indicator Display

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Nice example of an attractive and both visual and textual display of indicators.

A Web Site Designed

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Nice way of showing how much time and effort goes when into a website design.


HexFiend – Editing In Really Large Files

Friday, July 5th, 2013

It’s not really an editing tool. But it can be used a bit as such. And you can read really big files (several GB large) with it. Really helpful. HexFind.

Convert Almost Anything

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Cool tool which enables one to convert almost anything, SVG to image, Image to SVG, Music formats, …. Great! Or here for audio/video files if the file is larger.

Replace Special Characters With HTML Code; Plugin For Coda

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Nice little plugin, which avoids searching on the Net for the right HTML code for characters like “ö”, “Ü”, “è”… for Coda developers.

A Clickable Guide to the World’s Energy Use

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

A clickable guide to the world’s energy use. Nice animation from Nature.


Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Nice tool to find a wide range of icons.

Al Gore’s Our Choice

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Since a couple of years I have the idea to produce an interactive book with great photos, videos and really interactive charts. Here is one which seems to be very good…

Energy Flows

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Very nice interactive graph, which shows the energy flows. Transport, heating, etc.

Land Grab

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Interesting source, and nice presentation as well as infographic on land grabbing.

Software Alternatives

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Very interesting website, where one can search for alternatives for specific software products. Type in ArcGIS, and one gets a full load of alternative software packages.

Linux: Count the Number of Lines

Monday, June 4th, 2012

( find ./ -name '*.php' -print0 | xargs -0 cat ) | wc -l

Count’s the number of lines in any PHP files of a directory and it’s subdirectories. Via.

Dynamic Coding

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Bret Victor demos some great looking software that connects code to the visual, making the creation process more visceral, and he finishes up with worhtwhile thoughts on the invention process.

SVG and Environmental Statistics

Monday, January 16th, 2012

I’ve build a neat SVG application. It uses data (via a direct database connection) from the UNEP Environmental Data Explorer (ex-GEO Data Portal). Lots of possibilities to play around with the data, for each variable some 40.000 data points.