CIAT Land Use Project
Entry ID: CGIAR_CIAT_LANDUSE

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Summary
Abstract: The Land Use Project has been involved in a WWF-led initiative to map global
rivers and watersheds, called HydroSHEDS. This data is now being released for
Latin America, with Asia and Africa to follow shortly, providing unrivaled
information on the hydrology of the earth. HydroSHEDS uses high-resolution
topographic data to model flow directions and flow accumulations, resulting in
detailed data on river networks and catchment boundaries. The CIAT Land Use
Project provided the project with its hole-filled SRTM topographic data.

The release of HydroSHEDS will give researchers and watershed managers detailed
data and maps on catchments for any given region. When coupled with
hydrological models, this will permit an intimate understanding of the
hydrological processes occurring within regions. Ultimately, it is hoped that
the use of HydroSHEDS will contribute to improved management and conservation
of water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: World Wildlife Fund, CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information
Dataset Title: CIAT Land Use Project
Dataset Publisher: CGIAR Consortium for Spatial Information
Online Resource: http://gisweb.ciat.cgiar.org/sig/inicio.htm


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND PRODUCTIVITY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Keywords
Land Use
Watershed Managers
Catchment Boundaries
World Wildlife Fund
HydroSHEDS
GIS
Geographic Information Systems


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


Data Center
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ciat.cgiar.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CIAT
Phone: +57 (2) 4450000
Fax: +57 (2) 4450073
Email: ciat at cgiar.org
Contact Address:
A.A. 6713
City: Cali
Country: Colombia


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


ANDREW JARVIS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: csi-info at cgiar.org



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-06-02

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