International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new version of its online renewable energy mapping platform called Global Atlas for Renewable Energy.
The platform now allows users to download resource data for offline analysis from more than 2,000 datasets for free, and to print and export map images, IRENA informed.
With these enhancements, the Global Atlas now offers a complete suite of services to support renewable resource mapping and assessment, including an online GIS interface, datasets for five renewable energy technologies that cover every country in the world, online analysis tools, and the ability to export data and maps in several different formats, according to IRENA.
The new version of the Global Atlas also provides a print and export feature, so users can incorporate data-rich maps into their publications and presentations.
Other new features include easier sharing via social media, an improved search algorithm, and a way for advanced users to tag their maps with a ‘fitness for use indicator’ that can help others determine the appropriate use for the data, according to the Global Atlas Data Quality Strategy.