Groundwater mapping resources from WHYMAP
|April 3, 2012||Posted by karmadsen under blog, Groundwater and Surface Water, Groundwater Education, Open Source, Visualization|
WHYMAP (World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping and Assessment Programme) is a global network of United Nations and non-governmental organizations that are working on collaboratively mapping water resources. The network includes the following organizations:
- UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
- UNESCO – International Hydrological Programme (IHP)
- UNESCO – International Geoscience Programme (IGCP)
- IAH – International Association of Hydrogeologists
- IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency
- BGR – Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources
The objectives of WHYMAP are to: 1) summarize groundwater information on global scale, 2) show groundwater data on maps and map applications, 3) provide map information for international discussion on water, and 4) exchange information on groundwater with other research and development projects.
Mapping resources show river and groundwater basins of the world and groundwater resources of the world. Maps can be projected over an internet web application, through WMS, and in Google Earth. (The limit of projection is 1:7,500,000.) Global and continental groundwater maps can also be downloaded as image files.