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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

Ambiguous Geographies: New paper shows why case study geography is so important

One major discovery of the GLOBE project is that published geographic descriptions of case study research sites are commonly vague and ambiguous, making it difficult to reuse these studies in global and regional synthesis research. Now, we demonstrate this in a new paper using analyses based on GLOBE’s case quality scores in the Annals of the American Association


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GLOBE Newsletter #3

World Bank Projects and Globe Interface Upgrades Issue: September, 2015 Since our last newsletter, GLOBE has been fined tuned with improvements ranging from a redesigned interface to an updated similarity analysis. Now, the GLOBE team would like to share two new exciting updates. We have added thousands of World Bank Projects to our case library


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More than 14,000 World Bank Project sites now available in GLOBE

Are World Bank Projects Globally Biased?  GLOBE has partnered with AidData to make available their geocoded World Bank Project sites in GLOBE (IBRD-IDA, Level 1, Version 1.0 dataset). All project site locations are linked to an individual World Bank project. Complete documentation about AidData’s World Bank cases in GLOBE can be read here. More than 14,000 World Bank project sites are


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New Interface to Select Sources in GLOBE

GLOBE now includes many different sources for cases, from Academic (e.g. journal articles), to Reports and other documents (e.g. World Bank Reports), to Research Sites and Datasets (e.g. IFRI sites).  To make it easier to select which sources are included in your work, we have implemented a new interface (source type filters) within the case


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