It's hard to figure out what the different colors represent. You should create a key for easier understanding.6 votes
i see the page you are referring to — are you referring to the scrolling map widget? if so, are you aware that clicking on it brings up the map full screen with the legend?
perhaps we need to make it clearer that the widget is a clickable preview.
Documentation should report the resolution of the MODIS data
Maps should say "summer" more prominently, and not distinguish between -1 to 0 and 0 to 1 without a middle category reflecting the precision of the estimates.
I was also somewhat confused by the term "average daytime maximum (1:30 p.m. overpass)" and its nighttime analog - over what samples are the maxima and averages calculated? It is clearly not the case that 1:30 temperatures are always the daytime maximum.
we removed the tabs on these pages and layed out the pages differently..
the URL for the Earthdata Wiki is incorrect on your "Communities" page... the URL should be
(remove everything past the .gov)
Thanks for the update! I’ve changed the URL in our alpha environment and it will appear in our production environment on Friday. -Joe
Is the population estimator no longer supported? It's showing only zeros now ...1 vote
Thanks for letting us know. We are in the process of updating the PES client to a new version which we should have available within the next day or two. The new PES client will be much improved and exponentially faster. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
1) SEDAC is about socioeconomic data services: could actually say that under the title; also when I move the cursor over the DATA there is no drop down that shows the major data categories/groupings or just the complete list (I don’t think there are that many) – e.g., like there is for MAPS and THEMES. Users may not initially realize the map client shows an example of data – would be useful to explain in a few words where it fits within the context of all of SEDAC datasets – this linkage is what appears to be missing. Just a little more explanation would be helpful to distinguish the feature stuff verses the main site tabs –DATA, MAPS, THEMES. May just add ‘FEATURED’ to the entire section of the page under these tabs.
2) The browse and faceted search performs great. My only thought is that it would be better to have the data listed in one column instead of two. Browse could be smaller on this page – then larger once you select your method of access (i.e., Website, download, maps, more…. Also, what is ‘more’ – seems to be abstracts and metadata – maybe just say that. THEMES are great – nothing to add from my experience at the moment.
3) Resource – would be useful to separate the more general EOSDIS resources outside SEDAC from those SEDAC is providing locally. Guides are great – especially the distinction between technical and thematic. Tools seems to be redirecting to other web sites – is there a way to organized tools by dataset? (E.g., code/tools for reading GPWv3 files). Community and About looks good.
4) Map client – needs to point back to the source of the data – e.g. through link that show where the basic data is coming from, or through citation information in legend or label. This would enable readers to get reference documentation as well as getting the source datasets. Also would be useful to be able to print out the map and map metadata.
5) No other general comments except that the BETA site is much easier to find data than the current website
1) SEDAC is about socioeconomic data services: could actually say that under the title; also when I move the cursor over the DATA there is no drop down that shows the major data categories/groupings or just the complete list (I don’t think there are that many) – e.g., like there is for MAPS and THEMES. Users may not initially realize the map client shows an example of data – would be useful to explain in a few words where it fits within the context of all of SEDAC datasets – this linkage is what appears to be missing. Just a…1 vote
Thanks for the feedback John!
I am looking for this document, but the link is not working:
Robles, M. in collaboration with BID/SDS/POV/MECOVI - INE Honduras (2003)."Estimacion de Indicadores de pobreza y desigualdad a nivel municipal en Honduras", pp. 44. [Document]
I accessed it yesterday and worked fine, tried to download it but it didn't complete the download.
There are other links in the same are of the website that do not function. Any idea about what happened?1 vote
these files were restored, sorry for the delay.
This one is missing: Effects of Climate Change on Global Food Production from SRES Emissions and Socioeconomic Scenarios, v 1 (1970 – 2000)1 vote
The metadata record was not tagged for agriculture, kicking it to the metadata team.
The "more" button is too small and obscure. Most people will want to click on the title for a full profile of the data set.1 vote
Titles are linked and the quick links have changed. Will be in alpha soon and production to follow.
Dear Sirs, recently I published an essay over Architecture evolution in which, in its central part, a chapter is devoted to build mass evo
Dear Sirs, recently I published an essay over Architecture evolution in which, in its central part, a chapter is devoted to build mass evolution. Inside It I intend to explain how will be and how should be the transformation of human space on earth. The essay is available for free download at http://www.matiassambarino.com/publications/archessay.htm
Your work is cited on page 9 and 65. Also in page 65 is edited one of your maps.
Related with the topic, in Appendix 3, lay the foundation ¨Global Urbanism¨
Thank you very much,
Matias Sambarino1 vote
At http://beta.sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu:8080/resources, what is the difference between Reports and Guides? Their titles seem quite similar. Please note, none of the Report links seem to work.
Also, do the links represent SEDAC partners? Perhaps a more specific title or caption would help further elaborate that.1 vote
resources page has been restructured
Why are the China administrative boundaries (county level) vector files not upgraded? The files mostly date from around 1990, which is archaic not only in the case of China.
Please let me know if more recent versions of this data exist.
SEDAC China admin boundary data in 1990 and 1995 are historically unique.
We don’t have resource to acquire or to create the data set for more recent years and to make them freely available.
He/she could purchase data sets for more recent years from UM China data center.
The data title text varies between bold and not bold. It would be better to have just one style (preferably bold).1 vote
Issue is due to minor font size changes in titles, which are done on purpose. It only appears like this on Windows XP without cleartype, Windows Vista and above, as well as OS X & Linux handle font rendering properly, so we will keep it as is since XP users will be phased out.
currently says: Here's example on how
Must correct to" Here's an example of how
done. Will move this into production on our next release
Thanks for the nice home page! I like the whole thing!1 vote
SEDAC Map Client needs to be listed under left menu "Map Resources"
done and will update production website for next release
Fertilizers and Manures should be singular (Fertilizer and Manure)1 vote
Shows map services available but the documentation omits the workspace needed to get the WMS layers to work.
It took a while and many guesses to figure out that the workspace name for the layers is "wildareas-v2"
so each of these layers needs to be prefaced with this workspace name, e.g.:
Good catch. We have made the changes in development and will promoting it to production later in the week. Thank You for the feedback.
On the tools page, there is no indication there is anything below the map, so people may not realize they are there. Add links from the top?1 vote
For this resource: SEDAC Bibliographic Catalog Search Tool Web site - the link is broken1 vote
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