Tag: open data

Webinar Alert: GODAN Action webinar: Sharing open data and capacity development experiences from RCMRD

Webinar Alert: GODAN Action webinar: Sharing open data and capacity development experiences from RCMRD

General, Learning GIS, Webinar
Date: Wed, Nov 29, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM AST                                         Register Link With the ever growing need for deeper data democracy especially in Earth Observation sector there are new opportunities to use open such as Landsat and the the Sentinel data. Earth observation data plays a critical role in building resilience to climate change as well as reporting on sustainable development goals (SDG’s). The potential drawn from open data and given its tremendous growth is indispensable hence the excitement it has attracted accross the divide, from techies, corporate space, policy maker and shapers, scientists and governments a like. Earth Observation data lies at the core of the formulation of policy-making and has already established its importance in creating a signif
Mapping is simply a lot of fun…alongside saving lives each time one makes an edit to Openstreetmap – Faridah Nakabugo

Mapping is simply a lot of fun…alongside saving lives each time one makes an edit to Openstreetmap – Faridah Nakabugo

General, Interviews
Faridah Nakabugo is a student of Makerere University Kampala, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying and Geomatics. She has been mapping for almost 2 years now. Faridah is among the many youthmappers and a member of the Geo YouthMappers chapter in Makerere University. As a mapper, She has had a big chance to travel round the country and outside, meet and interacted with people from outside her region. Faridah says mapping has equipped her with skills such as working with different data collection and analysis tools. It has also greatly helped her improve her communication skills and opened her up to the “global world”. "Mapping is simply a lot of fun that comes along with meeting new people each single day and saving lives each time one makes an edit to open street map." Says Fa
Why the AgriGIS workshop and Think Tank was a never-miss event

Why the AgriGIS workshop and Think Tank was a never-miss event

Case Studies, Conferences, Data, Events, GeoIT, Industry, Integrations, Opensource, QGIS
The AgriGIS workshop and Think Tank was a resourceful event that was held at RCMRD (host) in conjuction with The University of Nottingham,Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and  Crops For the Future(CFF) on October 27-28, 2016. Among the delegates were Professionals, Policy Makers, government organizations, NGOs, Private institutions , Journalists (In Agriculture), Life changers and institutions of higher learning from all over the world. The workshop, as the name indicates, focused on the use of Open data, GIS, Remote sensing and Surveying technologies to 'end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture’ (UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2)). Projects from different sectors leveraging these technologies were showcased