Map of Grantees
Conservation Geography Sites Worldwide
This Map depicts our first ever synoptic view of ECP granting activity worldwide.
It was created from 769 grant records and status reports for 1998 using location
coverages from the Quick Start Database of the ESRI Arcdata Program.
Although a crude classification, the types of conservation activity that organizations
were using GIS for is shown for the 150 or so International grants. For
the USA grants, the types of activity are summarized instead in the charts
at the bottom of the map. The left chart shows total grants, the right
hand chart shows grantees who had sent in status reports, a very rough
indicator of early or rapid GIS progress. As a percentage of grantees,
the highest success rates, aproaching 50% of all grantees, were seen in
research, environmental education, marine/coastal & environmental law
groups. This is not suprising given the overall orientation towards publication
among these groups. The average "early success" ratio was 25%, which is
good compared to many computer & science-based technology grant programs.
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