Practical Insights on Mapping

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have

Published on: Aug 03 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on We Need to Start Investing in Data We Already Have
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the last few months it’s just how much data there is out there that’s not being used. In fact by aggregating data...
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...