International Online Resources


The LandScan Global Population Databases, developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, represent the finest resolution global population distribution databases available. Offering the most accurate and reliable, geographically based, population distribution model, LandScan is a useful application in research, educational, humanitarian and corporate settings.

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World News Connection

The World News Connection started in 1995 by providing access to unfiltered press dispatches – methodically translated into English by the US Government. WNC provides immediate access to significant socioeconomic, political, scientific, technical, and environmental issues and events in a specific country or region. It grew to over 500 news sources from 130 countries!

Recently the U.S. Government announced it was discontinuing daily updates for WNC after December 31, 2013. Because East View has been authorized to build and host the archive of WNC (Nov 1995-Dec 31, 2013), researchers will still have access to over 1 million foreign newspaper articles, broadcast transcripts and datelines from Beijing, Beirut, Bogota, Cairo, Jakarta, Iraq, Mogadishu, Qatar, Ramallah, Sarajevo, Vienna, and hundreds of other spots around the world.

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Terrain Analysis of Afghanistan E-Book

In English Terrain Analysis of Afghanistan provides detailed local terrain analysis reports covering the entire area of Afghanistan, including border regions. 

Each chapter corresponds to a geographic area described by individual Soviet/Russian topographic maps at 1:200,000 scale, with chapter names based on the largest population center for that area.  The individual 200k map sheets contain thousands of geographic place names translated into English in accordance with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names standards. 

Fingertip access to once-classified intelligence on:

  • Populated places:  from small towns and villages to major cities, local road conditions, building characteristics, water resources, housing density, sanitary conditions, telecommunications infrastructure, population levels.
  • Roads and bridges:  Load capacities, surface type (e.g. dirt, gravel, asphalt) and width, elevation, and seasonal conditions.
  • Topography and Soil Conditions:  Altitude and slope characteristics for mountainous areas, types of soils (e.g. sandy, clay), water tables, and seismic activity.
  • Hydrology:  Major rivers, widths, depths, and flow rates, banks/islands, silting, freezing pollution, and conditions affecting use.
  • Vegetation:  Grassy, forested shrubs, tree heights and types, predominant types of grasses, and crops cultivated.
  • Climate:  Temperature range by season, snow, rainfall, and wind conditions.

These detailed surveys have never been previously published in English and provide a fresh, accurate description of the local terrain environment, representing an invaluable resource for companies, government agencies, NGOs, and other groups who are or will be involved in the reconstruction and humanitarian efforts.

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