Data Library Overview

GoodLands has curates and develops maps illuminating the Catholic Church’s people, presence, and impact around the world. The categories listed to the right pertain to select geo data sets and maps GoodLands has developed or is in the process of preparing for web launch.

Select sets can be explored in our GeoHub, which will be launched on September 22, 2019 during the Social Good Summit.

Data Categories:

(1) Boundaries (5) Climate and Environment (9) Property
(2) People and Presence (6) Aid and Emergency Resonse (10) Communications Infrastructure
(3) Leadership (7) Healthcare and Wellbeing
(4) Economic Development (8) Child Care and Care for Vulnerable People

Boundaries


Geodata Sets:

Diocesean Boundaries Province Boundaries Episcopal Conference Boundaries
Dioceses, Name in English Provinces, Name in English Diocese by Type
Dioceses, Name in Latin Episcopal Conference, Name in English Metadata Map: Data by Year

 

Most Recent Date of Update: September 2019

GoodLands’ polygon data layers, version 2.0 for global ecclesiastical boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church:

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, due to this being the first developed dataset of global ecclesiastical boundaries curated from many sources it may have a higher margin of error than established geopolitical administrative boundary maps. Boundaries need to be verified with appropriate Ecclesiastical Leadership. The current information is subject to change without notice. No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information.

Chief Cartographer: Molly Burhans

Contributors: Jennifer Bell, Debra Burhans, Richie Carmichael, David Cheney (Catholic Hierarchy), Mark Deaton, Thomas Emge, Bob Gerlt, John Grayson, Jim Herries, Hugh Keegan, Andy Skinner, Mark Smith, Carol Sousa, and Alexander (Sasha) Trubetskoy.

Additional support with topology integration and information validation was generously provided by teams of software engineers and GIS professionals at Esri.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

We referenced 1960 sources to build our global datasets of ecclesiastical jursidication. Often, they were isolated images of dioceses, historical documents and information about parishes.  These sources can be viewed here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ANlH1S_aYJOyz4TtG0HHgz0OLxnOvXLHMt4FVOS85Q/edit#gid=0

The development of this data would not have been possible without the generous financial support of Esri, the WGR Foundation, and private donors.

Maintenance and hosting of this data was partially covered by The Porticus Foundation and Loyola Foundation between 2018 – mid-2019.

The Yale Saint Thomas More Center generously provided the support to acquire the hardware necessary for this project.

Additional support has been provided by private partners and pro bono contributions of data management hours.

If you are interested in sponsoring the continued availability and maintenance, server hosting, and public access of this data for $2000 / month at GoodLands please contact burhansm@good-lands.org – We also strongly encourage donations to support the hosting and maintenance of our partner at Catholic Hierarchy: http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

The Catholic Church’s People and Presence

Geodata Sets:

Ecclesiastical Jurisdictional Geodata Sets:

Parishes per Diocese Secular Priests per Diocese Brothers per Diocese
Change in Parishes per diocese 2000 – 2016 Religious Priests per Diocese Catholics per Brother
Catholics per Diocese Catholics per Priest Population per Brother
Catholics per Parish Parishes per Priest Change in Number of Brothers 2000 – 2016
Catholics per Total Population Change in number of Priests 2000 – 2016 Deacons per Diocese
Change in number of Catholics 2000 – 2016 Sisters per Diocese Deacons per Priest
Change in Catholics 2000 – 2016 as percent of population Catholics per Sister Total Population per Diocese
Amount of non-Catholics per Diocese Population per Sister Change in Population per Diocese
Total Priests per Diocese Change in number of Sisters from 2000 – 2016

Most Recent Date of Update: September 2019

The Catholic Leadership global maps information is derived from the Annuario Pontificio, which is curated and published by the Vatican Statistics Office annually, and GoodLands global diocesan boundaries. Our partners at Catholic Hierarchy facilitate the digitization of the statistical information from the Annuario Pontificio. GoodLands then facilitates the cleaning, geographically joining, and mapping of the data.

Sources:

Principle Contributors: Richie Carmichael, David Cheney, Mark Deaton, Thomas Emge, Bob Gerlt, Mark Smith

Cheney, D. M. (n.d.). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved from http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” GoodLands, 2019

Burhans, M., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, B., Smith, M.. “People and Presence of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: August 2019. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Statistical Information:

Cheney, D.M. “Catholic Hierarchy of the World” [Database]. Date Updated: August 2019. Catholic Hierarchy. Using: Paradox. Retreived from Original Source.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: August 2019. GoodLands.

Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno .. Città del Vaticano :Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Multiple Years.

The data for these maps was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuario Pontificio, published yearly by the Vatican. The collection and data development of the Vatican Statistics Office are unknown. GoodLands is not responsible for errors within this data. We encourage people to document and report errant information to us or directly to the Vatican.

Read Press Release 2018 Annuario Pontificio :

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/06/13/0440/00957.html

The update and maintenance of this data was supported by GoodLands volunteer network, the Loyola Foundation, and Environmental Systems Research Insitute, Inc.

If you are interested in sponsoring the continued availability and maintenance, server hosting, and public access of this data please contact philanthropy@good-lands.org – We also strongly encourage donations to support the hosting and maintenance of our partner at Catholic Hierarchy: http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

 

Country-Scale Geodata Sets:

Women with Temporary Vows to Religious Life Years of Global Data: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Women with Permanent Vows to Religious Life Years of Global Data: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Novices Years of Global Data: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Postulants Years of Global Data: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Temporary members Years of Global Data: 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  

GoodLands worked with the GHR Foundation and UISG (International Union of Superior Generals) to map women religious around the world using data mined from the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea.

The workflows and data models developed for this project can be used to map any global, historical country-scale data in a time-series map while accounting for country boundary changes. GoodLands created proprietary software that enables mining the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea (see Software and Program Library at the bottom of this page for details).

Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine.

GoodLands Inc.

Integrated Geodatabase: The Catholic Foortprint of Women Religious Around the World
Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine. The Catholic Foortprint of Care Around the World (1). GoodLands and GHR Foundation, 2019.

Catholic Statistics Numbers:
Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae – Statistical Yearbook of the Church: 1980 – 2018. LIBRERIA EDITRICE VATICAN.

Historical Country Boundary Geodatabase:
Weidmann, Nils B., Doreen Kuse, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. The Geography of the International System: The CShapes Dataset. International Interactions 36 (1). 2010.

GoodLands created a significant new data set for GHR and the UISG of important Church information regarding orphanages and sisters around the world as well as healthcare, welfare, and other child care institutions. The data were extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae, published yearly by the Vatican. It is inevitable that raw data sources will contain errors. GoodLands and its partners are not responsible for misinformation within Vatican documents. We encourage error reporting to us at data@good-lands.org or directly to the Vatican.

The GHR Foundation supported data extraction and cleaning, and the development of maps, infographics, and applications of Women with Temporary Vows to Religious Life and Permenant Vows to Religious Life.

GoodLands’ investment supported the development of maps, infographics, and applications that display Novices, Postulants, and Temporary Members.

Leadership

Geodata Sets:

Bishops in Each Diocese (regular updates, last update September 2019) Ordinary Bishop’s Birthdays by Month in Diocese Ordinary Bishop’s Age in Dioceses Ordinary Bishop’s Religious Order (when applicable)
Curial Voting Rights per Bishop Bishops Year of Ordination Bishops Ordained Before the Dallas Convocation in the USCCB Bishops Ordained Before the Extraordinary Synod on Child Protection
Time Between Priestly Ordination and Bishops Ordination Retirement Heatmap
Historical Bishop Data  1950 – Present

 

Most Recent Date of Update: September 2019

The Catholic Leadership global maps information is derived from the Annuario Pontificio, which is curated and published by the Vatican Statistics Office annually, and GoodLands global diocesan boundaries. Our partners at Catholic Hierarchy facilitate the digitization of this information. GoodLands then facilitates the cleaning, geographically joining, and mapping of the data.

 

Sources:

Principle Contributors: Burhans, Molly A., Cheney, David M., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, R..

Cheney, D. M. (n.d.). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved from http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” GoodLands, 2019

Burhans, M., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, B.. “Leadership of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: September 2019. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Leadership Information:

Cheney, D.M. “Catholic Hierarchy of the World” [Database]. Date Updated: August 2019. Catholic Hierarchy. Using: Paradox. Retreived from Original Source.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: August 2019. GoodLands.

Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno .. Città del Vaticano :Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Multiple Years.

The data for these maps was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuario Pontificio, published yearly by the Vatican. The collection and data development of the Vatican Statistics Office are unknown. GoodLands is not responsible for errors within this data. We encourage people to document and report errant information to us or directly to the Vatican.

Additional information about regular changes in bishops and sees comes from a variety of public diocesan and news anouncements.

Read Press Release 2018 Annuario Pontificio :

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/06/13/0440/00957.html

The update and maintenance of this data was supported by GoodLands volunteer network, the Loyola Foundation, and Environmental Systems Research Insitute, Inc.

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

Economic Development

 

Data Sets:

Landuse % By Diocese GDP Per Diocese Estimated 2068 GDP without effects of climate change Estimated 2068 GDP with effects of climate change
Happiness Index per Episcopal Conference Electricity Availability per Diocese Living Standard per Episcopal Conference Diocese and multihazard risk
High risk Diocese  Agriculatural Land per Diocese Education Index Per Episcopal Conference

Undernourished percentage of the total population over the years 1990 – 2013, and Catholic dioceses

The Catholic Landscape: Economic Development global maps are derived from GoodLands datasets and additional data sets listed in the tabs. The information shows the relation of Catholic populations and leadership to economic development. 

Sources:

Contributors:

Burhans, Molly A., Cheney, David M., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, R..

Students from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and UPenn Design have contributed to some of our work, including but not limited to: Kashdan, Alix; Tokarz,Elizabeth; Johnson, Nicholaus; Szeto, Sabrina

Cheney, D. M. (n.d.). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved from http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” GoodLands, 2019

See Category Tabs

Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno .. Città del Vaticano :Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Multiple Years.

The data for these maps was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuario Pontificio, published yearly by the Vatican. The collection and data development of the Vatican Statistics Office are unknown. GoodLands is not responsible for errors within this data. We encourage people to document and report errant information to us or directly to the Vatican.

Additional information about regular changes in bishops and sees comes from a variety of public diocesan and news anouncements.

Read Press Release 2018 Annuario Pontificio :

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/06/13/0440/00957.html

The update and maintenance of this data was supported by GoodLands volunteer network, the Loyola Foundation, and Environmental Systems Research Insitute, Inc.

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

Global Diocesan Land Use:

Burhans, M., “Global Land Use in Dioceses.” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: March 2019. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Land Use Data Set:

Channan, S., K. Collins, and W. R. Emanuel. 2014. Global mosaics of the standard MODIS land cover type data. University of Maryland and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, College Park, Maryland, USA. 

MODIS standard data product attribution: Friedl, M.A., D. Sulla-Menashe, B. Tan, A. Schneider, N. Ramankutty, A. Sibley and X. Huang (2010), MODIS Collection 5 global land cover: Algorithm refinements and characterization of new datasets, 2001-2012, Collection 5.1 IGBP Land Cover, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Average GDP per Diocese:

Tokarz, Elizabeth. Derived from “Global Migration Risk in Diocese.” [Geodatabase]. Fall 2019. Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and GoodLands.

Using: ArcGISVersion 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

GDP Per Dicoese (review)

This global dataset represents the gross domestic production (GDP) of each grid cell. GDP is given in 2011 international US dollars. The data is derived from GDP per capita (PPP) which is multiplied by gridded population data HYDE 3.2 (the years of population data not available (1991-1999) were linearly interpolated at grid scale based on data from years 1990 and 2000). Dataset has global extent at 5 arc-min resolution for the 26-year period of 1990-2015. Detail description is given in a linked article and metadata is provided as an attribute in the NetCDF file itself.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Global Episcopal Conference:

Burhans, M., “The Happiness of Episcopal Conferences.” [Map and Geodatabase] Date Updated: Summer 2019. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Happiness Data

Helliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. (2019). World Happiness Report 2019, New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Global Episcopal Conference Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Global Diocesan Electricity, Beta Estimate:

“Dicoeses Electricity Access.” [Raster Tiles, Geodatabase] Date Updated: 2018. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS.  Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.,.

Earth at Night

This layer presents a nighttime view of the Earth that provides an informational and educational view of our planet at night. The image was produced by mosaicking Defense Meteorlogical Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS) satellite images. This map presents the locations of permanent lights on the Earth’s surface. These data are derived from 9 months of observations superimposed on a darkened land surface. ESRI georeferenced these data to a real-world coordinate system. The layer is suitable for display to a largest scale of 1:18,500,000.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Average GDP per Diocese:

“Global Risk in Diocese.” [Layer Overlay]. Fall 2019. GoodLands.

 

Multihazard Mortality Risks and Distribution

Center for Hazards and Risk Research – CHRR – Columbia University, Center for International Earth Science Information Network – CIESIN – Columbia University, and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development – The World Bank. 2005. Global Multihazard Mortality Risks and Distribution. Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H41J97NM. Accessed DAY MONTH YEAR.

 ENW (EndNote & RefWorks)†
 RIS (Others)

Dilley, M., R.S. Chen, U. Deichmann, A.L. Lerner-Lam, M. Arnold, J. Agwe, P. Buys, O. Kjekstad, B. Lyon, and G. Yetman. 2005. Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/0-8213-5930-4.

 

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Due to the sensitivity of this data set it will not be shared.

Global Diocesan Agriculture, Beta Estimate:

“Global Diocesan Agricultre.” [Raster Tiles, Geodatabase] Date Updated: 2018. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS.  Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Farming the Planet: 1. Geographic Distribution of Global Agricultural Lands in the Year 2000

University of Minnesota – Institute on the Environment – Global Landscapes Initiative – visit http://www.earthstat.org for more information

The Global Croplands data set represents the proportion of land areas used as cropland (land used for the cultivation of food) in the year 2000. Satellite data from Modetate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT) Image Vegetation sensor were combined with agricultural inventory data to create a global data set. The visual presentation of this data demonstrates the extent to which human land use for agriculture has changed the Earth and in which areas this change is most intense. The data was compiled by Navin Ramankutty , et. al. (2008) and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Source: SEDAC

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Currently obtaining source information from collaborator.

Global Malnourishment and Dioceses

“Global Diocesan Nourishment.” [Raster Tiles, Geodatabase] Date Updated: 2016. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS.  Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

World Countries 50M Food_Security TimeSeries

Prevalence of Undernourishment (% of Population) by country, repeated for each of the following years: 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2013 to enable time-series display using the YEAR attribute. This data shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. For example, 7.5 means less than 7.5% of the population is undernourished. Data source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (http://www.fao.org/publications/en/) via World Bank (World DataBank) and FAOSTAT, Country shapes from Natural Earth 50M scale data.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Climate and Environment

 

Ecclesiastical Jurisdicition Data Sets:

Amphibian Biodiversity per Diocese Overall Biodiversity per Diocese Diocese with greatest Sea Level Rise Impacts (Sea Level Rise, Population Impacted)
Mammalian Biodiversity per Diocese Avian Biodiversity Threatened Development Pressure Changes in Growing Days per Diocese
Avian Biodiversity per Diocese Mammalian Biodiversity Threatened Carbon Corridors in Dioceses Diocese Ranking: where the Catholic Church is the most important nonstate actor for biodiversity preservation
Amphibian Biodiversity Threatened Tree Cover per Diocese Carbon Footprint per Episcopal Conference and % Catholic
Global Forest Watch: Deforestation per Diocese 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Deadly Heat Impacts on Roman Catholic Dioceses RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6, and RCP8.5; years 2010, 2020, 2025, 2050, 2100 for each scenario

The Catholic Landscape: Climate Change and The Environment global maps are derived from GoodLands datasets and additional data sets listed in the tabs. The information shows the relation of Catholic populations and leadership to economic development.

Contributors:

Burhans, Molly A., Cheney, David M., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, R.. and additional donated professional staff from Esri.

Students from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and UPenn Design have contributed to some of this work.

Cheney, D. M. (n.d.). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved from http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” GoodLands, 2019

See Category Tabs

Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno .. Città del Vaticano :Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Multiple Years.

The data for these maps was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuario Pontificio, published yearly by the Vatican. The collection and data development of the Vatican Statistics Office are unknown. GoodLands is not responsible for errors within this data. We encourage people to document and report errant information to us or directly to the Vatican.

Additional information about regular changes in bishops and sees comes from a variety of public diocesan and news anouncements.

Read Press Release 2018 Annuario Pontificio :

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/06/13/0440/00957.html

The update and maintenance of this data was supported by GoodLands volunteer network, the Loyola Foundation, and Environmental Systems Research Insitute, Inc.

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

Global Diocesan Land Use:

Burhans, M., “Global Land Use in Dioceses.” [Geodatabase] Date Updated: March 2019. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

The Global Human Influence Index:

Wildlife Conservation Society – WCS, and Center for International Earth Science Information Network – CIESIN – Columbia University. 2005. Last of the Wild Project, Version 2, 2005 (LWP-2): Global Human Influence Index (HII) Dataset (IGHP). Palisades, NY: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC). https://doi.org/10.7927/H46W980H. March 2018.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2010.

All Biodiversity Mapping:

Burhans, M., Gerlt, B.. “Global Biodiversity in Relation to Catholic Diocese.” [Geodatabase]. March 2019. Updated: Summer 2019. GoodLands, Inc. and Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.

Using: ArcGIS. Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2019.

Biodiversity Data:

Jenkins, CN, SL Pimm, LN Joppa (2013) Global Patterns of Terrestrial Vertebrate Diversity and Conservation. PNAS 110(28): E2602-E2610. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1302251110 (PDF)

Pimm, SL, CN Jenkins, R Abell, TM Brooks, JL Gittleman, LN Joppa, PH Raven, CM Roberts, JO Sexton (2014) The biodiversity of species and their rates of extinction, distribution, and protection. Science 344(6187): 1246752

IUCN 2018. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-1. http://www.iucnredlist.org.

BirdLife International and Handbook of the Birds of the World (2018) Bird species distribution maps of the world. Version 7.0. Available at http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/requestdis.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Tree Cover Data

This data set, a collaboration between the [GLAD](http://glad.geog.umd.edu/) (Global Land Analysis & Discovery) lab at the University of Maryland, Google, USGS, and NASA, displays tree cover over all global land (except for Antarctica and a number of Arctic islands) for the year 2000 at 30 × 30 meter resolution. The data were generated using multispectral satellite imagery from the [Landsat 7] (http://landsat.usgs.gov/) thematic mapper plus (ETM+) sensor. The clear surface observations from over 600,000 images were analyzed using Google Earth Engine, a cloud platform for earth observation and data analysis, to determine per pixel tree cover using a supervised learning algorithm.

For the purpose of this study, “tree cover” was defined as all vegetation taller than 5 meters in height. “Tree cover” is the biophysical presence of trees and may take the form of natural forests or plantations existing over a range of canopy densities.

Limitations

Due to variation in research methodology and date of content, tree cover, loss, and gain data sets cannot be compared accurately against each other. Accordingly, current (post-2000) tree cover cannot be determined by subtracting figures for annual tree cover loss from year 2000 tree cover.

Global Episcopal Conference Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4.1. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2010.

Carbon Corridors

A high resolution dataset of vegetation carbon stock was used to map corridors traversing areas of highest biomass between protected areas in the tropics. Corridors contain close to 50 gigatons of carbon in aboveground biomass, which represents 14% of the total unprotected amount in the tropical region. A large number of corridors have carbon densities that approach or exceed those of the protected areas they connect, suggesting these are suitable areas for achieving connectivity and climate mitigation benefits. For more information and to download the physical dataset files, please visit the following Woods Hole Research Center URL: http://whrc.org/publications-data/datasets/vegetation-carbon-stock-corridors/

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGISVersion 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.,

Due to the sensitivity of this data set it will not be shared.

Global Diocesan Agriculture, Beta Estimate:

“Global Diocesan Agricultre.” [Raster Tiles, Geodatabase] Date Updated: 2018. GoodLands.

Using: ArcGIS.  Version 10.6.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.,.

Farming the Planet: 1. Geographic Distribution of Global Agricultural Lands in the Year 2000

University of Minnesota – Institute on the Environment – Global Landscapes Initiative – visit http://www.earthstat.org for more information

The Global Croplands data set represents the proportion of land areas used as cropland (land used for the cultivation of food) in the year 2000. Satellite data from Modetate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) and Satellite Pour l’Observation de la Terre (SPOT) Image Vegetation sensor were combined with agricultural inventory data to create a global data set. The visual presentation of this data demonstrates the extent to which human land use for agriculture has changed the Earth and in which areas this change is most intense. The data was compiled by Navin Ramankutty , et. al. (2008) and distributed by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).

Source: SEDAC

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGISVersion 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.,

“Global Diocesan Desforestation.” [Web Application, Geodatabase] Date Updated: 2016. GoodLands.

Tree Cover Loss, Tree Cover Gain: Global Forest Watch

Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. “High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change.” Science 342 (15 November): 850–53. Data available on-line from: http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest.

Accessed October 2016.

 

 

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGISVersion 10.4.1. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.,

Deadly Heat:

Mora, Camilo; Dousset, Bénédicte; Caldwell, Iain R.; Powell, Farrah E.; Geronimo, Rollan C.; Bielecki, Coral R.; Counsell, Chelsie W. W.; Dietrich, Bonnie S.; Johnston, Emily T.; Louis, Leo V.; Lucas, Matthew P.; McKenzie, Marie M.; Shea, Alessandra G.; Tseng, Han; Giambelluca, Thomas W.; Leon, Lisa R.; Hawkins, Ed; Trauernicht, Clay. Global risk of deadly heat.  Nature Climate Change. 7. (2017). 501–506 . June 17, 2017.

Accessed pre-publication.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Aid and Emergency Response

 

Data Sets:

Live Hurricane Data in Relation to Dioceses Live USGS Data for Earthquakes in Relation to Dioceses State Stability / Fragility and Dioceses

The Catholic Landscape: Aid and Emergency global web-based applications are derived from GoodLands data sets and additional data sets listed in the tabs. The information shows the relation of the Catholic footprint to disasters and in relation to state stability/fragility.

Sources:

Contributors:

Burhans, Molly A., Cheney, David M., Deaton, M., Emge, T., Gerlt, R..

Students from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Science and UPenn Design have contributed to some of our work, including but not limited to: Kashdan, Alix; Tokarz,Elizabeth; Johnson, Nicholaus; Szeto, Sabrina

Cheney, D. M. (n.d.). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church. Retrieved from http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/

Burhans, Molly, et al. “Global Boundaries of the Roman Catholic Church (2.0).” GoodLands, 2019

See Category Tabs

Annuario Pontificio per l’Anno .. Città del Vaticano :Tipografia Poliglotta Vaticana, Multiple Years.

The data for these maps was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuario Pontificio, published yearly by the Vatican. The collection and data development of the Vatican Statistics Office are unknown. GoodLands is not responsible for errors within this data. We encourage people to document and report errant information to us or directly to the Vatican.

Additional information about regular changes in bishops and sees comes from a variety of public diocesan and news anouncements.

Read Press Release 2018 Annuario Pontificio :

https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/it/bollettino/pubblico/2018/06/13/0440/00957.html

The update and maintenance of this data was supported by GoodLands volunteer network, the Loyola Foundation, and Environmental Systems Research Insitute, Inc.

These data will be launched for public use on September 22, 2019, it protected under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International.

Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International:

This license is one of the more restrictive Creative Commons licenses. Users can share your dataset if they give credit to you, but they cannot make any additions, transformations or changes to your dataset under this license.

Liability Notice:

No parties involved with the creation of this data are liable for indirect, special or incidental damage resulting from, arising out of or in connection with the use of the information. 

Active Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons in Relation to Dioceses

“Hurricanes in Relation to Dioceses and Population.” [Web Mapping Application] Date Updated: September 2016. GoodLands.

Land Use Data Set:

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Live Earthquakes in Relation to Dioceses

“Live Earthquakes in Relation to Dioceses.” [Web Mapping Application] Date Updated: September 2016. GoodLands.

Live Earthquakes Service:

This service presents recent earthquake information from the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) program. In addition to displaying earthquakes by magnitude, this service also presents earthquakes by impact. Impact is measured by population as well as models for economic and fatality loss. For more details, see: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/pager.

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

“State Stability/Fragility of Diocese.” [Dataset and Print Product] Date Updated: March 2019. GoodLands.

State Fragility:

Global Diocesan Boundaries:

Burhans, M., Bell, J., Burhans, D., Carmichael, R., Cheney, D., Deaton, M., Emge, T. Gerlt, B., Grayson, J., Herries, J., Keegan, H., Skinner, A., Smith, M., Sousa, C., Trubetskoy, S. “Diocesean Boundaries of the Catholic Church” [Feature Layer]. Scale not given. Version 1.2. Redlands, CA, USA: GoodLands Inc., Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Using: ArcGIS. 10.4. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., 2016.

Healthcare and Well Being

 

Data Sets:

Country-Scale

Catholic-Affiliated Hospitals Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Catholic-Affiliated Dispensaries Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Catholic-Affiliated Communities

and Institutions for Individuals with

Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy)

Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Catholic-Affiliated

Matrimonial Advice Centers

Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Catholic-Affiliated

Unspecified Welfare Institutions

Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Catholic-Affiliated

Reeducation Centers

Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

GoodLands worked with the GHR Foundation to map Catholic Healthcare around the world using data mined from the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea.

The workflows and data models developed for this project can be used to map any global, historical country-scale data in a time-series map while accounting for country boundary changes. GoodLands created proprietary software that enables mining the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea (see Software and Program Library at the bottom of this page for details).

Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine.

GoodLands Inc.

Integrated Geodatabase: The Global Catholic Foortprint of Healthcare
Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine. The Catholic Foortprint of Care Around the World (1). GoodLands and GHR Foundation, 2019.

Catholic Statistics Numbers:
Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae – Statistical Yearbook of the Church: 1980 – 2018. LIBRERIA EDITRICE VATICAN.

Historical Country Boundary Geodatabase:
Weidmann, Nils B., Doreen Kuse, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. The Geography of the International System: The CShapes Dataset. International Interactions 36 (1). 2010.

GoodLands created a significant new data set for GHR and the UISG of important Church information regarding orphanages and sisters around the world as well as healthcare, welfare, and other child care institutions. The data were extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae, published yearly by the Vatican. It is inevitable that raw data sources will contain errors. GoodLands and its partners are not responsible for misinformation within Vatican documents. We encourage error reporting to us at data@good-lands.org or directly to the Vatican.

The GHR Foundation supported data extraction and cleaning of this information.

GoodLands’ supported the development of maps, infographics, and applications for all healthcare data.

Child Care and Care of Vulnerable People

 

Geodata Sets:

Country-Scale

Catholic-Affiliated Orphanages* Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Catholic-Affiliated Homes for

the Chronically Ill, Infirm, and

Handicapped*

Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Catholic-Affiliated Children’s Nurseries* Years of Global Data: 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

GoodLands worked with the GHR Foundation and UISG (International Union of Superior Generals) to map Catholic Care for Children and Vulnerable People the world using data mined from the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea.

The workflows and data models developed for this project can be used to map any global, historical country-scale data in a time-series map while accounting for country boundary changes. GoodLands created proprietary software that enables mining the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea (see Software and Program Library at the bottom of this page for details).

Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine.

GoodLands Inc.

Integrated Geodatabase: The Global Catholic Foortprint of Care for the Vulnerable and Children
Burhans, Molly A., Mrowczynski, Jon M., Schweigel, Tayler C., and Burhans, Debra T., Wacta, Christine. The Catholic Foortprint of Care Around the World (1). GoodLands and GHR Foundation, 2019.

Catholic Statistics Numbers:
Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae – Statistical Yearbook of the Church: 1980 – 2018. LIBRERIA EDITRICE VATICAN.

Historical Country Boundary Geodatabase:
Weidmann, Nils B., Doreen Kuse, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch. The Geography of the International System: The CShapes Dataset. International Interactions 36 (1). 2010.

GoodLands created a significant new data set for GHR and the UISG of important Church information regarding orphanages and sisters around the world as well as healthcare, welfare, and other child care institutions. The data was extracted from the gold standard of Church data, the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae, published yearly by the Vatican. It is inevitable that raw data sources will contain errors. GoodLands and its partners are not responsible for misinformation within Vatican documents. We encourage error reporting to us at data@good-lands.org or directly to the Vatican.

The GHR Foundation supported data extraction and cleaning of this information and maps, infographics, and applications of orphanage data.

GoodLands’ pro bono investment supported the development of maps, infographics, and applications for homes for the chronically ill, infirm and handicapped, and children’s nurseries.

Catholic-Affiliated Property

 

Data Sets:

Property-Scale

Catholic Property in the USCCB* Catholic impacts of habitat connectivity and green infrastructure USCCB* Drivetimes to Catholic Schools USCCB*
Parish demographic summary dashboard USCCB* Average income around Catholic Parishes USCCB* Transit Accessibility, Catholic Parishes USCCB*
Projected Sea-Level Rise and Human Migration:
Impacts on Catholic Diocese in the United States*
Heat waves, Catholic Properties USCCB* Catholic insitution students (catechist and educational) by number*

Due to the sensitivity of property-scale data we are limiting what we share with the public.

We partnered with the Official Catholic Directory and were donated a nation-wide assessors dataset from a real estate company to generate accurate property records of Catholic holding in the United States. We use these data to support property planning, pastoral planning, and parish boundary development. All projects completed with joint data development must be willing to pay for our data providers subscription services.

Catholic Communications Infrastructure in Africa

 

Data Sets:

Catholic Radio Stations in Africa* Internet Delivery Suitability* Potential reach of radio stations*
Short-wave vs. Long-wave
comparison*
Population # within 5, 20, and 90km of each Catholic radio station* % Catholic of area surrounding radio station*
Catholic radio stations density per diocese. Catholic radio stations with the most reach per diocese* Cellphone ownership in Episcopal Conferences.

Due to the sensitivity of this data we are limiting what we share with the public.

To complete this we partnered with the Vatican Radio and combined their data with our diocesan data and additional sets of information.

Software and Program Library

Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea Miner 1.2

To map The Catholic Foortprint of Care Around the World GoodLands developed proprietary software programs to mine and map data from the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea that can be tweaked to extract data from additional sections, such as education institutions, in a highly efficent manner. This software integrates machine learning, ensuring that each additional time that we use it the quality of data mined improves and costs for future data development are reduced.

This sofware is a viable tool for scraping select sections of the Annuarium Statisticum Eccleasiea. 

Religious Order Miner 1.0

For one of our client projects we developed software capable of mining a non-databased set of webpages hosting a global religious order’s house and member information and organizing it into a geodatabase. The program is specific to the Religious Community and datasource. However, its development has given us a profound knowledge about data structure and religious communities.

 

Generative Parish Boundaries (under development)

We are currently working with a diocese to develop a program to determine parish boundaries based on data about parishioners, local demographic information, and Catholic programs within a diocese. Once complete, this can be used by dioceses with similar condiations wishing to re-draw their parish boundaries by using data, to help them make more informed decisions for pastoral and programmatic planning. 

Financial and Staff Projections (beta)

 GoodLands developed a piece of software that projects staffing and financial needs for complex data development and geodesign projects. It projects staffing, revenue, hours and schedules and can calculate the amount of money saved by transitions to full-time staff verses part-time contractors and breakpoints for transitioning to FT. Over time we hope to improve this or partner with a business intelligence company to further develop its usability and applciation.

If you are interested in working with us to use any of these tools or to develop new custom tools, please contact us at: 

info@good-lands.org