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Data Sources


You will find hereafter the links to the core datasets used in DOPA. A more exhaustive list of the data used, including the documentation of the derived indicators, can be found on our Wiki.

Country boundaries

Country boundaries are the Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) provided by FAO/GeoNetwork.

WDPA

The boundaries and management category of the protected areas used in DOPA come from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) managed by the UNEP-WCMC and the IUCN.

Species data

Species data are those of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Terrestrial Ecoregion boundaries

The terrestrial and marine ecoregion boundaries used in DOPA Explorer are provided by the WWF. 

The Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World (TEOW) data set identifies 827 ecoregions.

Marine Ecoregions

The terrestrial and marine ecoregion boundaries used in DOPA Explorer are provided by the WWF. 

The Marine Ecoregions of the World (MEOW) data set includes 232 ecoregions.

Marine data

Marine data have been extracted from the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO) maintained by the British Oceanographic Data Centre on behalf of the International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. 

Relief (slope)

The relief (slope) on land is derived from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM 30) (USGS, 2004).

Climate Variables

Climate variables have been derived from WordlClim.

Population data

Population data used are provided by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT).

Roads data

Data on roads was derived from the Global Roads Open Access Data Set (CIESIN, 2013). The data is generated by the Center for International Earth Science Information Network - CIESIN - Columbia University, and Information Technology Outreach Services - ITOS - University of Georgia.

Agricultural Pressure

The Agricultural Pressure index is derived from the IIASA-IFPRI cropland percentage map for the baseline year 2005.