Practical Insights on satellite imagery

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...
Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Oops! Satellite Imagery Cannot Predict Human Development Indicators

Published on: Dec 05 2018 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
In many developing country environments, it is difficult or impossible to obtain recent, reliable estimates of human development. Nationally representative household...
You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

You Need to Use UAVs in Emergencies

Published on: Sep 14 2017 by Catholic Relief Services - 3 Comments
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, really excel in emergencies as they satisfy the first need in an emergency: provide quick, cheap, and highly local damage estimates....
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...
4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture

Published on: Jul 10 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Best Practices for Responsible Data in Agriculture
The agriculture sector is creating increasing amounts of data, from many different sources. From tractors equipped with GPS tracking, to open data released by government...
Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation

Published on: Jun 14 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Opportunities and Challenges for Data-Driven Agricultural Innovation
Opportunities and challenges relevant to smallholder agriculture in emerging economies are increasing thanks to the continued proliferation of smartphones, sensors,...
5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response

Published on: Aug 26 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 5 Ways to Harness Data and Technology for Disaster Response
When disaster strikes, real time updates about evolving crisis situations and information about those affected, including their needs and locations, are paramount...
Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Crowdsourcing Food Security Status From South Sudan Satellite Imagery

Published on: Aug 01 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
The FEWS NET early warning system educates decision-makers who are responsible for creating and funding humanitarian response plans, and in December 2015, FEWS...
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...
How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time

Published on: Aug 17 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Technology Can Revitalize the Worst Refugee Crisis of Our Time
Last year, the United Nations (UN) Refugee Agency reported that the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced people worldwide exceeded 50 million...