OpenCarto houses the SWERA web based GIS application and provides the tools and data to support a variety of user communities in both small and large project planning, feasibility assessment, policy making, and decision support.
The underlying renewable energy information SWERA database is available to a user as GIS data. These data are distributed as shape file and image formats. Most open source and commercial GIS, internet mapping and image processing software can read these formats.
The Solar and Wind Energy Resource Assessment (SWERA) initiative brings together solar and wind energy resource data sets and analysis tools from a number of international organizations in a dynamic user-oriented environment. The information and data provided on the site are freely available to the public and intended to support the work of policy makers, project planners, research analysts and investors.
OpenCarto: Tools and Data to Support a Variety of User Communities in Project Planning and Decision Support
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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901 D. Street, S.W. Suite 930 Province or State:
Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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