Geographic Information Systems

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Regional Information


  • Sarapiqu Watershed Boundaries OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Rivers (arcs) OTS (La Selva GIS)-IGN (1:50000 Hojas)
  • Rivers (poly) OTS (La Selva GIS)-IGN (1:50000 Hojas)

Regional Information


  • DEM (IGN) CATIE-IGN (1:200000 Hojas)

Regional Information

Social and Economic

  • Schools OTS (La Selva GIS)-IGN (1:50000 Hojas)
  • Towns (1:200000) ITCR (AtlasCR 2000)-IGN (1:200000 Hojas)
  • Roads (1:200000) ITCR (AtlasCR 2000)-IGN (1:200000 Hojas)
  • Roads (1:50000) IGN (1:50000 Hojas)

Regional Information


  • Forest Reserves (fragments) OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Braulio Carillo NP: Boundaries ACCVC - OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Braulio Carillo NP: History ACCVC - OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Altitudinal transect OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Shelters in altitudinal transect OTS (La Selva GIS)
  • Protected Areas SINAC

Regional Information

Aerial photographs

  • Aerial photos La Selva, 1966 B/W IGN
  • Aerial photos La Selva, 1971 B/W IGN
  • Aerial photos La Selva, 1976 B/W IGN
  • Aerial photos La Selva, 1983 B/W IGN
  • Aerial photos La Selva, 1988 Color IGN
  • Full regional set; 1998 - TERRA Project (normal color)
  • Full regional set; 2003 - CARTA Project (color IR)
  • Full regional set; 2005 - CARTA Project (color IR)

Regional Information

Other remote sensing data

  • FLI-MAP (Fast Laser Imaging-Mapping) data 1997
  • LVIS (Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor) data 1998
  • LVIS (Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor) data 2005
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 5 (March 1986)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 5 (March 1996)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 5 (November 1996)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 5 (September 1998)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 5 (March 1999)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 7 (January 2000)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 7 (June 2001)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 7 (September 2002)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 7 (December 2002)
  • Satellite image LANDSAT 7 (December 2003)
  • HYDICE DATA 1998
  • IKONOS (August 2000)
  • Quickbird (June 2002)
  • Quickbird (February 2003, 2007, 2008)
  • LIDAR (2006, 2009)

Organizations Acronym

ACG Area de Conservacin Guanacaste
ACT Area de Conservacin Tempisque
AyA Acueductos y Alcantarillados
CARTA Costa Rica Airborne Research and Technology Applications
CATIE Centro Agronmico Tropical de Investigacin y Enseanza
CCSS Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social
CCT /TSC Centro Cientfico Tropical / Tropical Science Center
CENIGA Centro Nacional de Investigacin GeoAmbiental
CIEDES Centro de Investigaciones en Desarrollo Sostenible
CNE Comisin Nacional de Emergencias
CNIG Centro Nacional de Geo Informtica
EOSL Earth Observation Systems Laboratory
FONAFIFO Fondo Nacional de Financiamiento Forestal
ICE Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
IGN Instituto Geogrfico Nacional
IMN Instituto Meteorolgico Nacional
INBio Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad
INEC Instituto Nacional de Estadstica y Censos
ITCR Instituto Tecnolgico de Costa Rica
MAG Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadera
MIDEPLAN Ministerio de Planificacin
MINAE Ministerio de Ambiente y Energa
MOPT Ministerio de Obras Pblicas y Transportes
MTSS Ministerio de Trabajo y Seguridad Social
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
OET / OTS Organizacin para Estudios Tropicales / Organization for Tropical Studies
OVISCORI Observatorio Vulcanolgico y Sismolgico de Costa Rica
PNUD Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo
RSN Red Sismolgica Nacional
SENARA Servicio Nacional de Aguas Subterraneas, Riego y Avenamiento
SINAC Sistema Nacional de Areas de Conservacin
UCR Universidad de Costa Rica
UICN Unin Internacional para la Conservacin de la Naturaleza
UNA Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
USGS United States Geological Survey
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