June 27, 2017
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
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
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
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
October 1, 2014
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