What type of information can I find in the Geoportal?
The Provita Geoportal offers access to geospatial information for all Venezuela, in some cases with more details in the Venezuelan Amazon (Amazonas, Bolivar and Delta Amacuro states).
What basic functionality does the Geoportal offer?
Through the Provita Geoportal users can download geospatial data sets in a variety of topics of interest to environmental conservation. Users are free to choose and download available information as well as visualize it using various basemaps in a gallery.
How can I visualize the geospatial data sets available in the Geoportal?
In the home page, on the left side of the screen you can find a column where you can search using keywords under "Data Sets," or you can scroll down the column to see all available information. Once you find a topic of interest, open the panel by clicking on the down arrow and then clicking on "Add to map." You can add as many layers as you wish and they overlap in the order in which they are added.
How can I download the Geoportal's geospatial data sets?
On the left side of the screen there is a column with the information topics available. Open the panel of interest by clicking on the down arrow and then click on "Download," you will then be presented with a small survey (optional) after which you can proceed with the download.
Can I change the basemap when I am visualizing the information in the Geoportal?
Yes, on the home page, top, right of the map, click this icon and you will be able to pick from a selection of basemaps.
Can I capture an image of the data being visualized on the map?
Yes, on the home page, top, right of the map, click this icon . An image of the map will be downloaded to your computer.
I do not belong to Provita but I have relevant information, Can I publish it in this site?
Yes, you can contact us to coordinate the type of information you want to share and we will evaluate it. All credits of the information will be respected.
What are the dates of the Geoportal data sets?
The date varies depending on the file, we try to maintain the information as current as possible. When displaying the information panel for each geospatial data set, the date shown is the creation date or the last updated date.
How often is the Geoportal information updated?
The information contained in the geoportal is under constant review, and if any modification or update is required, we proceed to update them. Updates are only performed if there are data sources available that can add information to the data sets. You can verify the date in the information panel for the data set of interest.
What is the quality of the Geoportal's geospatial information?
The quality of the information can vary considerably due to the quantity and variety of the available data. Some data is available at the national level, however, given the focus of many of the projects Provita is working on, there are more details related to the Venezuelan Amazon. The best way of checking on the quality of the data to see if it is appropriate for the intended use, is to read the associated metadata.
Which coordinate reference system (CRS) is used in the Geoportal data?
The Geoportal data sets use the international standard coordinate reference system (CRS) WGS84. In the future, we will include a link to information on how to convert between CRSs as well as various cartographic projections.
What is the format of the Geoportal data sets?
There are three types of format. Vector data are stored in "Shapefile" format. Raster data are stored in compressed (DEFLATE) GeoTIFF format. And finally, there are digital data in PDF format.
All file types are packaged in compressed ZIP files, and may include related metadata.
What is the usage policy of the Geoportal data?
The data is public but it must be cited recognizing the author's copyright. This applies not only to the data generated by Provita but also to those created/modified by the original institution source. Users have free access to all data sets available in the Geoportal, under the "Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)" license.
Author. Data set title. [Format]. «Title of the document or the site». Date. URL. (Date queried or downloaded).