There is more data available today than ever before thanks to rapid advances in technology, satellites, on-the-ground monitoring, and engaged communities recording information about the world around them. Unfortunately, this data is often siloed and difficult to locate which hinders the possibility of transparent and joined-up solutions to global environmental and human development problems.
That’s why WRI and more than 30 partners built Resource Watch, a free, open data visualization platform that serves as a repository for the world's best available data.
Resource Watch provides journalists, analysts, decision makers, and students the opportunity to explore more than 200 available data sets on topics ranging from climate change to human migration, deforestation to air quality, agriculture to energy and much more.
Resource Watch data is...
Trustworthy: The data sets are curated by WRI’s independent, non-partisan experts and draw from peer reviewed and verified sources. Resource Watch is leading the way in creating a standardized system for preparing open data and metadata for public consumption.
Accessible: All the data is open and free - making it available to people around the world.
Easy to use: Resource Watch makes it easy to overlay, visualize, and share data sets from various sources all in one place.
Users have the ability to dive into curated topic pages of data, explore near real-time visualizations and create and share their own unique data visualizations by overlaying individual data sets. They can also create dashboards, set up personalized data alerts, and download data directly from the original source.
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