Saturday, June 05, 2010

Launch of New South American Geographic Data Portal

This new resource provides free access to geographic data published by institutions in South America and Allows for advanced geographic analysis using most detailed relief map available for the region. In order to contribute to a better understanding of South America and to support development planning activities that require the use of geographic information, GeoSUR Program published this month on the Internet several innovative geographic services, first of their kind in the region. The program is led by the Andean Development Bank (CAF) and the Pan-American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH), with technical support from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Center (Earth Resources Observation and Science Center). See