Wednesday, August 23, 2006
GEO Data Portal
The United Nations Environment Programme's GEO Data Portal is a very handy tool to access geographical and demographic data in map, graph, or numerical form.
The description on its website goes "The GEO Data Portal is the authoritative source for data sets used by UNEP and its partners in the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) report and other integrated environment assessments. Its online database holds more than 450 different variables, as national, subregional, regional and global statistics or as geospatial data sets (maps), covering themes like Freshwater, Population, Forests, Emissions, Climate, Disasters, Health and GDP. Display them on-the-fly as maps, graphs, data tables or download the data in different formats."