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Geo4Dev Initiative: Understanding Developing Countries with Innovative Geospatial Data and Tools

The Geo4Dev initiative aims to combine research with geospatial data to support global development in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As part of its goal to end poverty and set the world on a path of peace, prosperity and opportunity for all on a healthy planet, the 2030 Agenda recognizes the importance of space-technology-based data, in situ monitoring and reliable geospatial information for sustainable development, policy-making, programming and project operations.... (read more)
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Processing Sentinel-1 Images of Hurricane Laura's Landfall in Louisiana

Hurricane Laura made landfall on the coast of Louisiana, southwest of Lafayette, USA, on 27 August at roughly 2 a.m. Eastern time. Hurricane-force winds of up to 74 miles per hour (120 km/h) were reported, causing considerable damage to property and sadly also the loss of many lives. While the Sentinel-1 satellites (Sentinel 1A and 1B) are designed to collect standard cove... (read more)

Bigger, Faster, Automated: Geospatial Technology Trends in 2020 and Beyond

Today's three main trends in geospatial technology are bigger datasets, faster digital adoption and autonomous connected ecosystems, according to Josh Weiss, Chief Digital Officer at Hexagon’s Geosystems division. If there is one thing I’ve learned during my last year and a half as Chief Digital Officer at Hexagon’s Geosystems division, technology is in c... (read more)

Fit-for-purpose Land Administration for All

Over the last decade, fit-for-purpose land administration (FFPLA) has developed into a viable philosophy with accompanying methodologies and tools for delivering land tenure security on a large scale. A new publication called 'Fit for Purpose Land Administration for All', which is backed by Kadaster International, suggests that FFPLA should be recognized as a once-in-a-gen... (read more)

The Role of Spatial Data and Technologies towards Building Smart Nations

In the last couple of decades, many cities around the world have adopted new innovative technologies to help them address some of the most fundamental challenges of the 21st century. More and more cities are becoming what is often referred to as 'smarter', by utilizing a wide range of emerging technologies that collect, analyse, monitor and communicate information to enabl... (read more)

Will Artificial Intelligence Die Another Silent Death?

Artificial intelligence (AI) was first presented as a potential solution for object recognition some 50 years ago, but died a silent death along its winding road, writes Mathias Lemmens in his latest column. Now, big geodata is driving the need for automated mapping and reviving the interest in AI. But will the optimistic promises of deep learning come true this time? Neve... (read more)
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