The June/July 2011 edition of USAID’s Frontlines advocates the use of Geospatial Technology in humanitarian causes. These four articles describe how GIS and Remote Sensing are being applied in the US’ international development efforts:
- Mapping Out Disaster, Relief and Recovery describes how Geospatial resources are applied for disaster relief (citing recent examples in Haiti and Japan).
- Thinking Spatially With an Eye in the Sky highlights the use Remote Sensing technology in Mesoamerica, Eastern Africa and Hindu-Kush Himalaya regions.
- The Great Data Warehouse discusses the USAID funded Geographic Information Support Team Data Repository, which works to aggregate spatial data for use by the greater humanitarian community.
- What It Means to Think Spatially explains the role of geovisualization in development.