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What is GLOBE?
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How to Join GLOBE? 
An online collaborative environment enabling land change researchers to
understand local change at
global scales.
Find, share & explore local & regional studies using the power of global data & analytics.

GLOBE is now open to all members of the land change science community.


Recent News


GLOBE team members have been working long and hard to redesign the existing dashboard, user profile and case detail pages. Look for these updates and more in the upcoming months. Check out a preview of what is coming below. Completely new and redesigned GLOBE Home page. Features: Newly Designed Toolbar: all links that were originally


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GLOBE Team Members Publish New Article

Members of the GLOBE Team, Alyson Young and Wayne Lutters, have published a new paper! The article, which will be presented at the 2015 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Conference in Vancouver, BC in March, investigates the co-evolution of meta-study practice and supporting technologies for the Land Change Science research community. Based on three years of


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GLOBE Power Tools: Connect Case Studies with Global & Custom Data

Use Data Sheets to connect a collection of case studies with global data and custom data of your choice. Compute values of global variables for all case studies in a collection.  The result is a downloadable Excel file that will enable you to conduct statistical analyses of global patterns across your case studies, as part of a meta-study. Add pre-defined or custom


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105 study sites from 2013 Paper on Wetland Conversion Now in GLOBE!

Peter Verburg, Professor of Environmental Spatial Analysis and head of the Department Spatial Analysis and Decision Support at the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, has completed the first bulk upload of 105 cases from a 2013 PLoS One global meta-analysis on drivers of wetland conversion using GLOBE Bulk Upload Template. The cases represent


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