Archive for the ‘GEO’ Category

Data Display: IMF Mapper

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

picture-202.pngAnother great data explorer tool.

Data Display: OECD Data Explorer

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

picture-200.pngNice application, with different exploration tools. Dynamic, pop-up, etc. Great!

Data Display: Gapminder

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

picture-198.pngFamous enough, so I don’t need to write anything….


Friday, January 23rd, 2009

moz-screenshot-1.jpgInteresting comparison between the national boundaries data sets.

Scenario Development

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

picture-93.pngNice online application, which allows the user to do some scenario development. Make a change here, and see how it will effect something else.

Geonames – Import

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Having difficulties to import tables from Geonames. So, here how it worked finally:

Create table structure:

CREATE TABLE geoname (
geonameid int,
name varchar(200),
asciiname varchar(200),
alternatenames varchar(4000),
latitude float,
longitude float,
fclass char(1),
fcode varchar(10),
country varchar(2),
cc2 varchar(60),
admin1 varchar(20),
admin2 varchar(80),
admin3 varchar(20),
admin4 varchar(20),
population int,
elevation int,
gtopo30 int,
timezone varchar(40),
moddate date

Download and run in Terminal:

$ psql -e -U USERNAME geodataportal << EOT > \copy geoname (geonameid, name, asciiname, alternatenames, latitude, longitude, fclass, fcode, country, cc2, admin1, admin2, admin3, admin4, population, elevation, gtopo30, timezone, moddate) from allCountries.txt null as ''

Personal Environmental Impact Report

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

PEIR, the Personal Environmental Impact Report, is a new kind of online tool that allows you to use your mobile phone to explore and share how you impact the environment and how the environment impacts you.
What’s unique about PEIR? Taking a step beyond a “footprint calculator” that relies only on your demographics, PEIR uses location data that is regularly and securely uploaded from your mobile phone to create a dynamic and personalized report about your environmental impact and exposure.


Wednesday, January 7th, 2009


Wilderness? Only 10% of the land area is remote – more than 48 hours from a large city

Concentration & density. 95% of the people live on just 10% of the land


Hits worldwide

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

hole in Africa, concerning Internet connectivity. This map shows the last 10.000
visits on the GEO Data Portal and theirs locations. Lots of red especially in
Europe and the US?

GEO Data Portal: keywords

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006
When searching for “geo data”, the GEO Data Portal appears on fourth
searching for “data download”, then the GEO Data Portal displays only somewhere
between the 180th-190th position.