Practical Insights on Geospatial Data

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...
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...
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...
Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction

Published on: Sep 15 2022 by Troy Etulain - Comments Off on Starting Now on Digital Transformation for Ukraine Reconstruction
When the war in Ukraine comes to an end (hopefully with Ukraine having recovered all of its territory, including Crimea), Western countries are likely to provide...
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...
Apply Now: $17,000 Agriculture Satellite Data Machine Learning Challenge

Apply Now: $17,000 Agriculture Satellite Data Machine Learning Challenge

Published on: Aug 09 2021 by Wayan Vota - 5 Comments
The agricultural sector makes a substantial contribution to GDP and livelihoods across the developing world. However, regular and reliable agricultural data remains...
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...
The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests

Published on: Nov 22 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on The Critical Role of Verification Technology in Incentive-Based Prize Contests
AgResults is a $122 million experiment designed to answer the following question: can incentive-based prize contests, notable for successes in spurring the aviation...
3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development

Published on: Sep 07 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 3 Uncommon Ways ICT Can Aid Delivery of High Impact Agricultural Research and Development
Delivery of scalable agricultural intervention and development can be enhanced using contemporary ICT tools. Such ICT-driven revolution is imperative to meet the...