Category Archives: Downloadable Data

USGS Launches California Drought Visualization Site

Read the full post in CivSource. The record drought in California has prompted the US Geological Survey to launch a new data visualization website that gives the public more detailed information about the scope of drought in the state. The … Continue reading

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New website is rich in Great Lakes data

Via Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant. Environmental data from across the Great Lakes region is now just a click away with a new web application created by Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG) and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). Great Lakes Monitoring … Continue reading

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Avian Knowledge Network (AKN)

The Avian Knowledge Network (AKN) is a partnership of people, institutions and government agencies supporting the conservation of birds and their habitats based on data, the adaptive management paradigm, and the best available science. AKN partners act to improve awareness, … Continue reading

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Neotoma Paleoecology Database

Just released: Neotoma Explorer 2.0, a new interface for searching, exploring, and obtaining paleoecological data stored in the Neotoma Paleoecology Database. Neotoma is an international database collaborative which covers the Pliocene-Quaternary time period. All data stored in Neotoma are publicly … Continue reading

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Nation’s Authoritative Land Cover Map New and Improved

The latest edition of the nation’s most comprehensive look at land-surface conditions from coast to coast has just been released. National Land Cover Database 2011 is the most recent national land cover product. Read the press release for more details about … Continue reading

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The President’s Climate Data Initiative: Empowering America’s Communities to Prepare for the Effects of Climate Change

Read the fact sheet from the White House. Last June, President Obama launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address this global challenge. The plan … Continue reading

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New USGS Data Portal Provides Access to More Than a Century of Sediment Data

A new online, interactive sediment data portal represents the best available compendium of suspended sediment data for streams and rivers across the Nation. Watershed managers, policy-makers, researchers, and the public can use the portal to access suspended sediment information at … Continue reading

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NOAA internet tool provides unique access to environmental data

NOAA has unveiled the beta version of “NOAA View,” an online educational tool that gives educators and the public interactive access to NOAA environmental data, enabling unique views of the world’s oceans, land, atmosphere, cryosphere and climate. The NOAA View … Continue reading

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DOE Data Explorer Retooled

Read the full story from OSTI. Earlier this year, the DOE Data Explorer (DDE), a tool for locating DOE data and non-text information, received an upgrade with a new design and expanded search functionalities. The “new” DDE has the “look … Continue reading

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An Interactive Map Of Every Stream In The U.S.

A new interactive map called Streamer, from the Department of the Interior, lets you trace the origin and destination of every stream in the U.S. Fast Company has a nice overview of the tool here. Streamer is part of NationalAtlas.gov, … Continue reading

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