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June 27, 2017

UNITAR-UNOSAT and Radiant.Earth Partner for Greater Impact from Earth Observations

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), through its Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT), and Radiant.Earth agreed to explore new Earth observation data innovations supporting humanitarian disaster management, global health, climate change, sustainable water management and cultural heritage.

September 11, 2015

UN-GGIM: Europe Proposes Basis for Global Fundamental Data Themes to Support Sustainability

Sept. 11, 2015—UN Member States will work together to agree a set of global fundamental geospatial data themes following a proposal by UN-GGIM: Europe. The paper, presented at the fifth session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management, identified the need for dependable geospatial data that can be harmonised and

March 31, 2015

Automated Satellite Imagery Analysis Aids Rural Development

Researchers at MIT recently teamed with a group of data scientists to automate the evaluation of satellite imagery to identify houses and types of houses, saving considerable time and funds on the field work that precedes rural development programs. The tool can be used to fill in the gaps of poorly mapped rural areas to determine the best place for pilot programs or villages suitable for solar power projects.

March 11, 2015

United Nations General Assembly Adopts the Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development

On 26 February 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted its first geospatial resolution recognizing the global importance of location and positioning to the UN Member States. The resolution on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development was brought forward by Fiji with the co-sponsorship of a further 52 Member States. The resolution was

November 11, 2014

Increased Cooperation in the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Sustainable Development

VIENNA/PRAGUE, Nov. 10, 2014—The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) opened its ninth meeting today at the Prague Headquarters of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) to work on improving coordination among providers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). "Significant progress continues to be made through the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems

October 1, 2014

UN Recognizes Disaster Resilience Apps

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014—Software developers from around the world were recognized today at the UN Climate Summit for their ingenuity in devising life-saving apps for use in reducing the impact of extreme weather events on cities and coastal communities. Entries to the Esri Global Disaster Resilience App Challenge included apps which allow communities to