First of all, we would like to thank everyone that read, share and make use of database.earth, without you, there would be no need for us to exists.
While we are at it, we would also like to give credit to various technologies and data providers. So without further ado..
Credits, where credit's due
The database.earth website make use of a varity of techonlogies and data sources to make everything work.
Redbean is an open source webserver provided in a zip executable that runs on six operating systems. The webserver is designed and developed by Justine Tunney and friends.
Fullmoon is a minimal, yet powerful web framework based on Redbean - a portable, single-file distributable web server. Fullmoon provides a wide set of features useful for web development, all in a single file with no external dependencies. Fullmoon is designed and develop by Paul Kulchenko, the creator of the Lua IDE ZeroBrane Studio.
The programming language Lua is native to the Redbean web server and is used throughout this project.
HTMX is an open source project created by Carson Gross and friends.
HyperScript is an open source project created by Carson Gross and friends.
For storage we make use of SQLite, a small, fast, self-contained, high-reliability, SQL database engine. SQLite is a free and open-source databased developed by D. Richard Hipp since the start of the millennia. Today, there are over 1 trillion instances of SQLite in use, embedded in software for cellphones, set-top boxes, televisions, game consoles, cameras, watches, kitchen appliances, thermostats, automobiles, machine tools, airplanes, remote sensors, drones, medical devices, and robots.
We make use of OpenStreetMap map server to diplay map tiles. OpenStreetMap is as a free and open-source project developed and maintained by the OpenStreetMap Foundation and its contributors.
We make use of a variety of open datasets to make database.earth come to life.
The United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs (Population Division)
For population data we make use of the latest UN Revision of World Population Prospects dataset.
NOAA / Global Monitoring Laboratory (Earth System Research Laboratories)
Most atmospheric data found on the site is provided by NOAA, which mesure global atmosphectic contents of CO2, CH4, N2O and SF6.
For our electricity data we rely partly on Ember-climate, a global energy think tank that uses data-driven insights to shift the world to clean electricity. Ember-climate compiles data from annual and monthly data from Eurostat, ENTSO-E, EIA, UN, GEM, IRENA, WRI