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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 - Leave a Comment
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...
The Future is Here with Sensors and Geospatial Analytics in International Development

The Future is Here with Sensors and Geospatial Analytics in International Development

Published on: Jun 15 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Future is Here with Sensors and Geospatial Analytics in International Development
Electronic sensors, tiny circuits that detect and monitor the characteristics of their environment, have seen a geometric improvement in the past five years. Sensors...
Can a Map be an Ultimate Organisational Signpost?

Can a Map be an Ultimate Organisational Signpost?

Published on: Feb 13 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Can a Map be an Ultimate Organisational Signpost?
Maps are easy to understand and sometimes fun to explore. A lot of work is going on around digital mapping at the project level and we wanted to explore its potential...
Why Good Geo-Mapping is Worth a Thousand Words

Why Good Geo-Mapping is Worth a Thousand Words

Published on: Jan 19 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Why Good Geo-Mapping is Worth a Thousand Words
There’s no denying the importance of having the right information and data when it comes to planning, informing, analyzing, and monitoring and evaluating. How...
Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations

Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations

Published on: Jan 02 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Using GIS Technology to Reach Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Populations
Colombian GIS Expert Carlos Julio Neisa is always looking for innovative ways to use maps and geographic data. To him, GPS coordinates can open up a world of possibilities...
A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

A GIS First Step Towards Open Data in USAID Grant Requirements

Published on: Sep 08 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Have you read the recent USAID/Malawi RFA for The Girls’ Empowerment through Education and Health Activity (ASPIRE)? There on page 13, wedged between the...