Biodiversity and Climate Geoportal
Connecting You to Papua New Guinea’s Environmental Maps and Data
The Biodiversity and Climate Geoportal is a gateway into a world of user-friendly, open-access data to help policymakers and stakeholders in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to make informed environmental policies and investments
Papua New Guinea, home to 5% of the world’s biodiversity in just 1% of its land mass, guards a breathtaking trove of natural resources including virgin rainforests, coral reefs, flora and fauna. PNG’s Biodiversity and Climate Geoportal (BCG) is an online tool for better natural resource management (NRM). Developed by UNDP under the aegis of PNG’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) Hub to support policymakers and other stakeholders with NRM data for making better policies and investments.
The BCG is built using Geonode, an open-source, web-based platform for developing geospatial information systems, and will provide policymakers and other stakeholders with NRM data for making better policies and investments.
You can browse through spatial and non-spatial data which can be viewed in browser, or streamed into desktop GIS software.
Registering for the platform will allow you to be added to user groups, and also unlock functionalities such as uploading, editing and sharing private data.
You can download public datasets, and also stream and integrate them into existing platforms.
As a registered user, you will be able to create customized maps from layers from within the Geoportal and download and integrate them directly into reports.
You can work with tools like GeoStories to integrate text, multimedia and data to reach a wide audience, with dashboards to monitor progress.
A curriculum for using this tool will be made available for technical focal points to learn how to upload, use, and develop data on this website.