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 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...
Apply Now: Computer Science Research Internships with Google

Apply Now: Computer Science Research Internships with Google

Published on: Dec 14 2020 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
Computer science research happens at Google everyday on both services and products such as Search, Maps, Google Assistant, Google Translate, Google Cloud and their computing, storage, and networking infrastructure. Research-focused...
How You Can Support the COVID-19 Response Right Now

How You Can Support the COVID-19 Response Right Now

Published on: Mar 27 2020 by Matt Haikin - 9 Comments
As I’ve gone from from worried to crazy worried about the novel coronavirus impact on all of us, I keep asking myself the question: “What can I do to help with COVID Response?” I have the time,energy, and most importantly,...
Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Which Is Better for Farm Size Mapping: UAV Drones or Satellites?

Published on: Aug 28 2019 by Catholic Relief Services - 2 Comments
Development programming is full of information gathering, such as farm size. In a program I once worked on, smallholder farmers had to have less than three hectares to participate. Other than community involvement and random...
ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

ICT4D Hype Cycle for 2019: AI, Blockchain, Chatbots, Data, And…

Published on: Aug 15 2019 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Back in 2014, we posted our first Development Hype Cycle to showcase how technologies move from initial invention to widespread application. We followed it up with a 2017 Hype Cycle. The basic idea is simple: new technology...
Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge

Published on: Feb 18 2019 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $200,000 Remote Sensing Agriculture Technology Challenge
Smallholder farmers produce the vast majority of the world’s cocoa, the basic ingredient for chocolate. Cocoa farmers face daunting challenges: declining yields, mounting threats from pests and disease, and persistent...
Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Finally! Accurate Mobile Network Coverage Maps Show Connectivity Reality

Published on: Jan 07 2019 by Troy Etulain - 5 Comments
  Closing the global digital divide is such a daunting challenge, some companies have resorted to expensive, eyebrow-raising, flying moonshot solutions. Despite the boldness of these attempts, the most exciting advancements...
Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t Be Strava: Six Ways to Break Your Data Stockholm Syndrome

Published on: Feb 02 2018 by Guest Writer - 2 Comments
In the last few days, there has been a lot of hand-wringing after Strava, a run tracking app, published a global heat map of its users’ exercise paths. As it turns out, in many of the world’s most dangerous locations,...