Delta State University Campus in Cleveland, Mississippi
United States of America
Center for Interdisciplinary Geospatial Information Technologies at Delta State University (CIGIT), Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Secure World Foundation (SWF), GITA, United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER)
A joint project between DigitalGlobe and many volunteers has helped in the eradication of polio through mapping of villages in developing countries during vaccination campaigns. The mapping of the often isolated settlements was complicated and apart from analysing big data captured by satellites, DigitalGlobe had to rely on volunteers and crowdsourcing based on the Tomnod programme. The final result is a map covering 285,103 villages in Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will map 500 cities in September this year. Urban planners' work is to be supported by this information and nearly 50 million people are expected to benefit from the outcome.
The first harmonized and high-resolution monitoring service for inland and coastal waters has been launched providing water quality information directly accessible online through the eoApp web application.