Production of human-settlement maps
Over 3200 human-settlement maps were produced for cities with populations over 1 million (274 cities) and over 100 thousands (about 3000 cities). Maps are based on high-resolution satellite images; For more details see the GEO Work Plan Progress Report;
Integration of monthly precipitaion data
Monthly precipitation data from 190 countries (based on in-situ measurements at about 85,000 stations) were integrated into a global precipitation climatology. The data were extensively quality-controlled to produce next generation precipitation products; For more details see the GEO Work Plan Progress Report.
The GEO action to establish a "GEOSS Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone" (GEOSS Data-CORE) was accepted by Ministers in Beijing. Initiatives on data-sharing were announced by a number of countries and organizations, including Brazil, China, Japan, South Africa, Spain, UK, USA, ESA, EUMETSAT, and ICSU; For more details see the GEO Work Plan Progress Report.