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The Africover Eastern Africa module has been operational in the period 1995-2002. It was signed by ten countries: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Kenya,Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
109 data products collected between 1999 and 2001, including: Atmospheric and Airborne Studies, Land Cover, Soils, Climate and Meteorology, Field Based Measurements, Hydrology Studies, Regional Data, Remote Sensing
Data for Beijing and China; microdata and maps (e.g. road networks, parcels, human mobility, historical city maps). Three levels of data access: free download, email request, and shared among research fellows / student members
In addition, the Harvard Map Collection has acquired a single seat license for the 2010 census of China at the township (as points) level from the China Data Center at the University of Michigan. The data can be accessed by Harvard affiliates in the Map Collection reading room, Pusey Library. This complements the existing license for the 2010 Census at the county level.
open-access, interactive mapping platform for historians, architects, city planners and other researchers to examine urban history of Istanbul. The platform blends a wide range of historical data including maps, master plans, photos, and transportation routes, allowing users to explore and interact with spatio-temporal layers of Istanbul.
A new interactive mapping tool showing the dramatic demographic, social, and economic changes that have occurred in Greater Boston since 1990. Creator: Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University.