Practical Insights on Geographic Information System

Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs

Published on: Aug 26 2021 by Guest Writer - Leave a Comment
Many critical decisions require accurate, quantitative data on the local distribution of wealth and poverty. Governments and non-profit organizations rely on such...
How Smallholder Farmers Can Use Soil Map Data for Higher Productivity

How Smallholder Farmers Can Use Soil Map Data for Higher Productivity

Published on: Apr 14 2021 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
Average cocoa yields in Ghana by smallholder farmers are currently 400 kg/ha, far below their production potential of over 1,500 kg/ha. Dominant factors contributing...
Aid Evolved Podcast: Building a Technology Team in Kenya

Aid Evolved Podcast: Building a Technology Team in Kenya

Published on: Apr 03 2021 by Rowena Luk - 3 Comments
Aid, Evolved is a podcast about technology, poverty, and health. Every two weeks we’ll bring you a new episode about doing good, better. Our conversations are...
How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes

Published on: Feb 17 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Spatial Intelligence Solutions Can Improve Public Health Outcomes
Accurate quantification of a population, and the ability to locate this population with precision, are fundamental requirements for reporting the true coverage...
Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences

Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences

Published on: Dec 23 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Exploring Food Insecurity via Geospatial Data Reveals Critical Local Differences
When making strategic and tactical decisions, donors, development implementers, and governments want to rely on the best available data. Until now, this data often...
How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems

Published on: Apr 18 2018 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How to Protect Refugee Camps from Floods and Cyclones Using Geographic Information Systems
Late last year, following the escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for camps over the Bangladesh...
We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

We Need to Improve GIS Boundary Data Accuracy for Better Development Decisions

Published on: Oct 12 2017 by Guest Writer - 3 Comments
Administrative areas are key to how development data, and development itself, is organized, yet in many countries, simply getting lists of the current administrative...
How Do You Know When You Are Done?

How Do You Know When You Are Done?

Published on: Jul 31 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - Comments Off on How Do You Know When You Are Done?
Here is one of the basic questions for a mass Long Lasting Insecticidal Net distribution campaign, “How do you know when you are done?” Population data...
Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Printing Satellite Images for Pastoralists: Low Tech ICTforAg Innovation

Published on: Jun 01 2016 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Geographic information systems are changing the way we think about food security and famine early warning. At the Transforming Global Food Security event, we talked...
7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development

7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development

Published on: Dec 21 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 7 Tips for Better Digital M&E in Sustainable Development
With the landmark UN Sustainable Development Summit over, the discussion is now shifting to the question of how to operationalize the 17 ambitious goals in the...