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.

What you can do at the Biodiversity and Climate Geoportal

View the interactive data catalogue

You can browse through spatial and non-spatial data which can be viewed in browser, or streamed into desktop GIS software.

Create user accounts

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.

Download data

You can download public datasets, and also stream and integrate them into existing platforms.

Create customized maps

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.

Work with interactive data products

You can work with tools like GeoStories to integrate text, multimedia and data to reach a wide audience, with dashboards to monitor progress.

Learn how to use the
Biodiversity and Climate Geoportal

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.

This web portal is based on the GeoNode open-source geospatial infrastructure.