The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are doing some very interesting work with climate change. The Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) unit are are in the midst of a huge data collection project. After visiting their portal, I realised they were using GeoServer to serve some of their map data.
Figure 1 – UN-FAO Forest Resources Assessment Map
OpenScales – Displaying United Nations Forest Data
Figure 2 – UN-FAO Forest Resources Assessment OpenScales Map
Unfortunately WFS is not available for these layers, so we are not able to use the identify and search tool. It would be interesting to take this work further and add querying and maybe access to satellite imagery.
- OpenScales Template displaying FRA Data
- FAO Forest Resources Assessment Portal
- WebMapSolutions OpenScales Template
- United Nations
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