Practical Insights on GIS

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...
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...
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...
Beyond Earthquakes: Leveraging GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information to Build Haitian Schools

Beyond Earthquakes: Leveraging GIS and Volunteered Geographic Information to Build Haitian Schools

Published on: Jan 25 2012 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
In the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake, Haitian citizens and the use of technology, particularly mobile and GIS technologies and social media, proved...
ICT: Changing the Face of Agriculture

ICT: Changing the Face of Agriculture

Published on: Oct 12 2011 by Tyrone Hall - 3 Comments
The mere mention of agriculture conjures, for many, outmoded images of a backbreaking industry. It’s an image that holds true in some places where few farmers...