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Report: State and Trends of Spatial Finance 2021

15 Jul - 17:28 SAST
The report examines the underlying technology advancements and market developments that make spatial finance an increasingly important proposition for financial institutions.
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Giga and Mapbox join forces with mapping gaming to locate schools across the globe

29 Jun - 22:55 SAST
To accelerate the mapping of schools globally, Giga and Mapbox created The Mapping Game, a crowdsourced app to identify schools using satellite imagery.
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How statistical analyses help determine where and when students are most vulnerable to education disruption

2 Jun - 17:32 SAST
To identify countries where girls are most at risk of experiencing educational interruptions and predict lowering completion rates of girls’ primary and secondary education due to climate change, the Malala Fund has partnered with...
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Spatial Finance: Challenges and Opportunities

3 Dec - 21:31 SAST
The paper outlines a possible taxonomy and hierarchy for spatial finance, showing how discrete forms of technology, approaches and data can be considered within a single consistent framework.
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GIS mapping project sets out to provide Uganda with data for water infrastructure improvements

2 Dec - 13:03 SAST
For the Uganda water system project, high accuracy GIS solutions will support the inventory of about 120 water installations, and ultimately a master plan to address the limited water capacity in Uganda.
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African Statistics Day 2020 focuses on statistics and data in building a peaceful Africa

25 Nov - 13:29 SAST
Statistics can be used to create the conditions that are conductive to Africa’s development.
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Kenya’s GIS community is using geospatial solutions to reduce the digital gender divide

6 Nov - 17:58 SAST
To bridge the gender divide, Women in GIS Kenya developed a location intelligence platform to provide a complete picture of the impacts of Covid-19 on vulnerable groups.
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Ericsson and UNICEF partner to map school internet connectivity globally

26 Aug - 17:41 SAST
Ericsson and UNICEF have partnered to map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023 as a first step towards providing every child with access to digital learning opportunities.
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Conserving our common heritage: The role of spatial finance in the protection of world heritage

21 Jul - 05:02 SAST
Spatial finance methods enable the systematic screening for industrial activities in World Heritage Sites, and thus allow responsible finance institutions to honour their commitments to protect World Heritage and other sensitive sites.
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Mapping energy solutions in a Ugandan refugee settlement

19 May - 12:59 SAST
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions shops in Bidibidi settlement to understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products...
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Improved task manager and integrated ID editor improves humanitarian mapping

6 May - 14:07 SAST
The new “teams” enhancement enables mappers and validators alike to team up and collaborate on projects. Like before, mapping projects are connected to one organisation or community. But now, organisations can manage their own...
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Web tool will help Egypt facilitate SDGs, Agenda 2063 Implementation

11 Feb - 17:34 SAST
The tool aligns development plans with both the 2030 and 2063 agendas by enabling common reporting on progress in achieving the goals, targets and indicators of these plans and agendas. It also allows performance...
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Data science partnership establishes platform for social benefit

23 Jan - 17:52 SAST
The new data.org seeks to build the capacity of non-profit organisations with training resources, access to datasets and open-sourced tools that help these organisations harness the power of data insights and analytics to enhance...
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Southern African land policy reform discussed in Botswana

23 Jan - 15:40 SAST
The issue of access to land by women, youth and other marginalised groups was on top of the agenda at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA)...
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Mapping schools globally to enable internet connectivity

15 Jan - 15:36 SAST
A recent training programme in Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda, sought ways to identify and map the location of a learning institution and the level of internet connectivity available.
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Industry body launched to grow South Africa’s geospatial sector

3 Dec - 17:50 SAST
To accelerate the continent’s readiness to benefit from space tech, key industry stakeholders with support from the South African National Space Agency (SANSA), have launched ZASpace Inc. The industry forum will facilitate structured investment...
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