Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI

Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI

Published on: Sep 20 2023 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mapping Billions of Trees in West Africa Using Satellites and AI
The possibility that vegetation cover in semi-arid and arid areas was retreating has long been an issue of international concern. In the 1930s it was first theorized that the Sahara was expanding and woody vegetation was...
Inaccurate Ground Data Hinders Satellite Imagery Use in Development Programs

Inaccurate Ground Data Hinders Satellite Imagery Use in Development Programs

Published on: Sep 07 2023 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Accurate and comprehensive measurements of a range of sustainable development outcomes are fundamental inputs into both research and policy. One way to measure progress is to use satellite imagery to understand these outcomes,...
Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy

Published on: Oct 19 2022 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Give Your Feedback: USAID Draft Geospatial Strategy
Geospatial technology is essential for providing evidence to shape development progress and deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance. We can use satellite data and technologies to enrich data landscapes, improve digital...
Mothers Using Smartphones Have Healthier Babies in Indonesia

Mothers Using Smartphones Have Healthier Babies in Indonesia

Published on: Apr 06 2022 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Mothers Using Smartphones Have Healthier Babies in Indonesia
Climate change threatens the next generation as young activists around the world tell world leaders insistently. The unborn are not exempt. Secular temperature rises, covering pregnancy period, have led to babies born with...
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 - Comments Off on Please Use Accurate Poverty Maps in Humanitarian Relief Programs
Many critical decisions require accurate, quantitative data on the local distribution of wealth and poverty. Governments and non-profit organizations rely on such data to target humanitarian aid and design social protection...
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 to this current yield gap include climate, cultural practices,...
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 built around an idea that technology and innovation might help...
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 and effectiveness of public health interventions such as childhood...
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 amounts to aggregated national statistics, or generalized...