TSDI 2020 Index – What we will assess ?

In this project, we are aiming at the development of a unique sustainable development indicator for the tourism industry. This indicator has to be resilient regarding data gaps and at the same time flexible to accommodate heterogeneous and new data sources throughout time.  Moreover, the indicator has to be meaningful from a scientific perspective and reflect the correlation between the economic development of the tourism activity and its environmental impact.


Urban density : https://ghsl.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ghs_smod2019.php

Water quality: https://land.copernicus.eu/global/products/lwq 

Water pressure : https://www.wri.org/resources/data-sets/aqueduct-global-maps-30-data

Normalised Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) : https://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/view.php?datasetId=MOD_NDVI_M&date=2020-10-01

Protected areas / Biodiversity : https://www.protectedplanet.net/en 

Protected areas / Biodiversity : https://www.protectedplanet.net/en/resources/november-2020-update-of-the-wdpa 

Air quality : https://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/cams-nrealtime/levtype=sfc/ 

CO2 : http://energyatlas.iea.org/#!/tellmap/1378539487 

United Nations Report. Data from 2016, nearly every country. CSV and EXCEL http://hdr.undp.org/

Human Development Report (by United Nations) – 187 countries, 2018 : dr.undp.org/en/data (see EducationIndex2018 sheet in Drive)

Education and social outcomes : Only known countries (2017 2016 2015). https://stats.oecd.org/viewhtml.aspx?datasetcode=EAG_ESO&lang=en 

Highly specific indicators to crunch: https://databank.worldbank.org/source/world-development-indicators 

Life expectancy : http://hdr.undp.org/ 

Number of hotels :OpenStreetMap data, crunched on QGIS, with QuickOSM plugin : https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/QuickOSM/

From : https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/51.500/-0.100 

Country size : https://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/dyb/dyb2012/Table03.pdf