creating smarter maps

Facebook expands its population density maps to the Asia-Pacific region

The above map shows the distribution of women of reproductive age (ages 18-49) spread across Tanzania, drawn from a combination of census data and satellite imagery. Image: Facebook.

Facebook has published new population density maps covering most of the African continent and countries of the Asia-Pacific region in June 2019. Using artificial intelligence (AI), these maps help organizations to respond to natural disasters, and scientists to assess the impact of climate change and urbanization on people’s lives. As soon as almost the entire world population is covered by the project, population distribution in remote areas will be better determinable by humanitarian agencies.


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Tue, 16/07/2019 - 16:28

Pacific Islands GIS\RS User Conference 2015

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis

Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants. Each year the range of GIS/RS technologies presented cover an array of applications including the management of resources of the small island Pacific nations. Shallow water bathymetry derived from satellite imagery, forest function maps to identify areas for to be protected, areas identified for developments in flood zones are some of the applications where the development of GIS/RS in the region have been applied in various sectors.






16/11/2015 to 19/11/2015


USP Japan ICT Auditorium

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  • Fiji

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Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS (Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing in the Pacific)

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