CIESIN Columbia University ; Food and Agriculture Organization (Rome, Italia) ; United Nations Environment Programme ; World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland) ; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (United States) ; Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)Published by: SEDAC ; 2005
Many different global- and regional-scale datasets on the environment and human development are being developed and disseminated by a range of institutions around the world. With the increasing use of more open, interactive mapping servers and greater capabilities by users to access and utilize large global datasets comes the potential for increased problems related to inconsistent data integration and visualization, variable data quality and documentation, uncoordinated proliferation of different versions of data sets, unnecessary duplication of effort, excessively complex restrictions on data re-dissemination and use, and incomplete or incorrect citation and attribution of data.
This workshop brought a core set of institutions actively involved in global spatial data and information development and dissemination together with representatives of key user communities to address both short- and long-term needs for coordination and collaboration. The overall purpose of the workshop was to coordinate spatial data and information dissemination among key actors in the global data community in order to better meet user needs at global as well as regional and national levels.
Format: Digital (Free), Hard copy (ill., maps)