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2005 Environmental Vulnerability Index (EVI) - 12 views

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    Website providing background on 2005 EVI; useful to interpret GIS data. From site: "A vulnerability index for the natural environment, the basis of all human welfare, has been developed by the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partners. The index was developed through consultation and collaboration with countries, institutions and experts across the globe. This index is designed to be used with economic and social vulnerability indices to provide insights into the processes that can negatively influence the sustainable development of countries." | GIS_Data>ENVSData>Other_Sites>Global>Global_EVI>CNTRY_02_EVI_04 (Jim Proctor, Fall 2008).
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    More info on EVI now available at http://www.vulnerabilityindex.net/.
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2006 Environmental Performance Index files - 6 views

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    All files associated with draft 2006 Environmental Performance Index, for which data available via ENVS GIS server. From site: "By identifying specific targets for environmental performance and measuring how close each country comes to these established goals, the Pilot 2006 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) provides benchmarks for current national pollution control and natural resource management results. The issue-by-issue and aggregate rankings facilitate cross-country comparisons both globally and within relevant peer groups.…The EPI centers on two broad environmental protection objectives: (1) reducing environmental stresses on human health and (2) protecting ecosystem vitality." | GIS_Data>ENVSData>Other_Sites>Global>Global_EPI>CNTRY_EPI_joined (Jim Proctor, Fall 2008).
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    More recent 2010 EPI data and reports at http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/es/epi/.
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Geocommunity Ecuador GIS Database - 0 views

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    Geocommunity has free, downloadable data in the areas of administrative, political boundaries, DEMs, geologic, hydrography, land use/land cover, place name gazetteer, transportation, and utilities. This data can be found at the national level. Use the LCENVS account. Download in E00 format.
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