Source: Alexander Trubetskoy - Catholic provinces, in some cases boundaries were extrapolated based on existing churches where clear boundaries had not been defined (mostly in Africa). Boundaries need to be confirmed by church.
Roman Catholic Provinces and Other Top Level Groupings
Once we complete our current research we will add another level of interaction to these maps - people will be able to click on each Catholic jurisdiction and see connected information about interpolated models (e.g. a dialogue box will show information such as "diocese will receive x cm less precipitation each year") and information about the church in each jurisdiction, such as how many Catholics there are, what their demographics are, and who are the church leaders overseeing each jurisdiction. While we work on compiling the data needed for that interactive map app we have a few sample maps below to provide an illustration of how global maps of church jurisdiction boundaries can be employed.
Please interact with the maps below by placing your cursor over them and clicking on them
Molly Burhans, 2016 -- Source: WorldClim, downscaled global climate model (GCM) data from CMIP5 (IPPC Fifth Assessment); Dark Gray Canvas - Esri, DeLorme, HERE, MapmyIndia, © OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS community; Alexander Trubetskoy - Catholic provinces
Molly Burhans, 2016 -- Source: UNEP/ISRIC 1992; Dark Gray Canvas - Esri, DeLorme, HERE, MapmyIndia, © OpenStreetMap contributors, and the GIS community; Alexander Trubetskoy - Catholic provinces
GoodLands’s Global Mapping and Analysis program will create the first global digital map of various kinds of ecclesial jurisdictions at multiple scales. Using state-of-the-art mapping tools, we will be able to analyze what is happening within and around the boundaries in terms of climate, physical geography, and social trends based on existing information and models. This in turn could aid organizations and the church in planning future directions.
Molly Burhans, 2016 -- Source: listed on right and Alexander Trubetskoy - Catholic provinces