world lakes


GIS Data

Graphs showing the geographic distribution of lakes by abundance, total area, and total area. Source: Verpooter et al, 2014.Graphs showing the geographic distribution of lakes by abundance, total area, and total area. Source: Verpooter et al, 2014.

GLOWABO – Remotely Sensed Inventory of the World’s Lakes

Up until now, there have only been estimates of how many lakes there are in the world.  Four researchers from France, Sweden, Estonia, and the United States have attempted to answer long-standing question of, “how many lakes in the world” using remote sensing techniques. The team applied an automated algorithm […]