The Geo-Wiki Project
The Geo-Wiki Project is a global network of volunteers who wish to help improve the quality of global land cover maps. Since large differences occur between existing global land cover maps, current ecosystem and land-use science lacks crucial accurate data (e.g. to determine the potential of additional agricultural land available to grow crops in Africa). Volunteers are asked to review hotspot maps of global land cover disagreement and determine, based on what they actually see in Google Earth and their local knowledge, if the land cover maps are correct or incorrect. Their input is recorded in a database, along with uploaded photos, to be used in the future for the creation of a new and improved global land cover map.
Two geo-wikis of special interest within this wiki are the Biomass Geo-Wiki (http://biomass.geo-wiki.org/login.php) and the NPP Geo-Wiki (http://npp.geo-wiki.org/) where EnerGEO data (NetPrimaryProductivity from Europe and Southeren Africa) can be found. Both Wikis include the EnerGEO-Logo in the banner.
About the Biomass Geo-Wiki:
The Biomass Geo-Wiki has collected a comprehensive set of recent biomass data from around the globe, and makes it freely available for visualization. Users are provided with an instant global overview of available datasets, overlaid on the Google Earth platform with comparable units. This provides an instant gap analysis of global data. Additional data to be uploaded could include geo-tagged pictures, in-situ measurements and more. Finally it would be possible with a critical mass of data to produce a global mosaic of terrestrial biomass.
The NPP Geo-Wiki provides information on NetPrimaryProductivity and GrossPrimaryProductivity.
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