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PERN eLibrary
The PERN eLibrary is an important and unique reference tool for classic population-environment literature; journal articles; conference and working papers; relevant data sets; and educational resources. The eLibrary database is annotated and includes bibliographic citation information, Internet links to the materials, and keywords.
Online Mapping Tools and Services
AdaptMap—Flood, Sea Level Rise, and Adaptation Mapper for Jamaica Bay, New York
This online mapping tool demonstrates how sea level rise will worsen storm-driven flooding, such as in the 100-year flood zone. It also enables users to select flood adaptation scenarios to see how they may reduce flooding. In addition, AdaptMap displays historic landscapes for the years 1609 and 1877, with associated historic flood zones.

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS)

The Application for Extracting and Exploring Analysis Ready Samples (AρρEEARS), developed and operated by the LP DAAC, offers a simple and efficient way to access and transform geospatial data from a variety of federal data archives. AppEEARS enables users to subset geospatial datasets using spatial, temporal, and band/layer parameters. Some of the selected SEDAC data sets, including those from the “Gridded Population of the World (GPW), Version 4 collection, are accessible through AppEEARS. See this article for more information. 

Data ANalytics and Tools for Ecosecurity (DANTE)
An open source software toolkit for systematic monitoring, forecasting, and analysis of environmental stressors and their impacts on security. Developed with ISciences and Case Consulting International, and funded by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC).

Data Visualization and Access Tool
Use the Data Visualization and Access Tool to view and download the GMIS and HBASE data sets by country, tile, shapefile, rectangle or polygon. Data are available at 30m, 250m, and 1km resolutions in either geographic or UTM projection.

Global SEDAC COVID-19 Viewer: Population Estimates by Age Group and Sex
This mapping tool visualizes daily updated global data of COVID-19 cases and deaths at a glance in relationship to population density, and several risk factors. A map displays the national prevalence (case) and death rates for the previous seven day, and users can easily zoom in to access subnational data for selected countries (e.g., the US, Brazil, and many countries in Europe). Prevalence and mortality rates summarize the pandemic’s impacts since its beginning. Click on a country to access the pop-up Trends Chart which shows daily and 7-day averages of cases and deaths for a range of select time scales, from 1-month to 6-month and beyond.

Hazards and Population Mapper (HazPop)
A free mobile application that enables users to easily display recent natural hazard data in relationship to population, major infrastructure, and satellite imagery. Users can visualize the location of active fires over the past 48 hours, earthquake alerts over the past seven days, and yesterday's air pollution data measured from space, and can estimate the total population in proximity to the user's current location or to a recent hazard event or other point of interest. Available in both IOS and Android versions. Please note, HazPop is not intended to support in-depth risk assessment or estimation of actual disaster losses.
Hudson River Flood Impacts Decision Support System
This mapping tool assesses flood inundation impacts from sea level rise, storm surge, and rain events, on lower Hudson Valley areas.
The Jamaica Bay Water Quality Data Visualization and Access Tool
An interactive online tool that lets users explore, visualize, and download water quality data and metadata for Jamaica Bay, New York. Developed in collaboration with Brooklyn College of the City University of New York,and funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior, as part of Hurricane Sandy Mitigation Funding awarded to the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay.
NASA Worldview
This tool developed by NASA EOSDIS allows you to interactively browse global satellite imagery within hours of its acquisition. Users can overlay and visualize a subset of SEDAC map layers in conjunction with satellite images—for example, the NASA MODIS imagery showing active fires, integrated with the SEDAC GRUMP population density layer. 

New York State Flood Impact Support System Application (NYS FIDSS)
An easy-to-use mapping tool visualizes building footprint data for nearly all New York State’s infrastructure, except New York City. Highly interactive, it requires only Internet access, ensuring that communities with fewer resources can create comprehensive flood scenarios for planning, response, and policymaking.

A four-panel display enables direct comparison of six different population data sets based on different data sources and methodologies: the Gridded Population of the World (GPWv4.10) 2015 count developed by SEDAC; Landscan 2015 developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory; WorldPop Estimates 2014 from the WorldPop project; Global Human Settlement Population Grid 2015 (GHS-POP) developed by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and CIESIN; the Esri World Population Estimate 2016 (WPE); and the High Resolution Settlement Layer (HRSL) developed by the Facebook Connectivity Lab and CIESIN. A single-panel mode provides metadata and enables side-by-side comparison of population estimates.

Population Estimation Service (PES)
A Web-based service that lets users of a wide variety of map clients and tools quickly obtain estimates of the number of people residing in a user-defined geographic region, without having to download and analyze large amounts of spatial data. The latest update to the PES and the Population Estimator mapping tool lets users visualize changes in total population over multiple decades (2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and a projection to the year 2020) together with basic demographic characteristics (age and sex) for the year 2010. A “population pyramid” for the year 2010 provides estimated population counts by five-year age groups for male and female.

SEDAC Hazards Mapper
Enables users to visualize data and map layers related to Socioeconomic, Infrastructure, Natural Disasters, and Environment and analyze potential impacts and exposure. The Web app mashups layers from various sources including SEDAC, NASA LANCE, NASA GIBS, USGS, NOAA, ESRI, and others.
SEDAC Map Viewer
A Web mapping tool that enables visualization of all SEDAC map layers, organizing map layers into approximately 15 interdisciplinary topics that can be selected. Users may also zoom into a region of interest using a selection list, in addition to typical pan and zoom options.This updated version of the Viewer has implemented an innovative four-window map view that makes it easier to compare data layers from SEDAC’s diverse data holdings. The viewer is developed using the Open Layers JavaScript library and uses the SEDAC Web Map Services (WMS) published in GeoServer.

This page last modified: Jul 07, 2023