Non-governmental Organizations are often on the front lines of service and innovation for international development. Operating as not-for-profit entities dependent on the largess of donors, they are natural economizers and that often means they forego investments in tech tools like GIS, mobile and web solutions. The ESRI non-profit program is going to shepherd in a significant expansion in the use of GIS in international development. The cost barrier has been removed but it will be some time before the human capital gets to the point where it can fully exploit the new tools available. SpatialDev recently had the opportunity to collaborate with a project designed to raise awareness of land tenure issues as they relate to people living in extreme poverty. The project wanted a series of maps that helped to tell the story of how natural endowments of the land, climate and land use provide context to the discussion if land rights. Embedded below is a prezi used for a panel discussion, “Facing Reality in Developing Countries: Working with Research Partners with Limited Resources”, at the 2011 ESRI International User Conference in San Diego.
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July 12th, 2011 No comments