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EFDAC - European Forest Data Center

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleEFDAC - European Forest Data Center
CreatorLand Management & Natural Hazards Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
DescriptionThe specific goal of European Forest Data Center (EFDAC) is to become a focal point for policy relevant forest data and information by hosting and pointing to relevant forest information as well as providing web-based tools for accessing information located in EFDAC. The following applications are the core elements of the EFDAC: (1) Metadata Catalogue that allows users through the web to search, browse and access the forest resources from the catalogue; (2) EFDAC Map Viewer - the application is the customized web map service (WMS/OGC) that allows users to visualize and navigate the forest maps, forest spatial patterns maps as well as other forest related geo-datasets on forest condition available at the JRC; (3) the European Forest Fire Information Service (EFFIS) supports the services in charge of the protection of forests against fires in the EU and provides the European Commission services and the European Parliament with updated and reliable information on wildland fires in Europe; (4) the European Forest Resources Map Viewer allows the user to visualize, navigate and query the European forest resources thematic maps and datasets derived from National Forest Inventories (NFI) and international forest data providers; (5) Tree species maps and species habitat suitability - the application (the customized web map service) allows the user to visualize, navigate and download dominant tree species distribution as well as actual and future species habitat suitability maps of 30 main tree species according to the different climate model projections, scenarios and years; (6) GUIDOS (Graphical User Interface for the Description of image Objects and their Shapes) software - a spatial pattern analysis software toolbox containing generic image processing utilities, an entire GIS system, exporting raster image overlays to Google Earth.
Keywordsefdac; forest resources; maps; map services; forest information; forest fragmentation; information systems; Europe; European Union; data; EFFIS; forest fires; forest condition; national forest inventories; GIS; GUIDOS
TypeCountry data, Datasets, Statistics, Information services, EC-EU resources
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 Published: March 4 2010 | Last updated: November 5 2012