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geographical information systems

An information system for capturing, storing, integrating, analyzing and displaying geospatial data.

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Reports & Research
December 2018
Africa
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia

To address food insecurity in the country, the Government of Ethiopia envisages a rapid transformation in the agriculture sector to increase production, productivity, markets and employment. It has, therefore, strategically promoted land investments for agricultural development as part of the two successive five-year Growth and Transformation Plans (GTP).

Journal Articles & Books
December 2018
Asia
South-Eastern Asia

This guide (volume 2) aims to equip land rights advocates, development practitioners and stallholder farmers and indigenous people’s communities with the necessary knowledge, attitude, and skills on Community Mapping and Participatory Geographic Information System (PGIS).

Reports & Research
December 2018
Africa
Eastern Africa
Ethiopia

Between 2005 and 2016, the Ethiopian Government leased about 2.4 million hectares of land for commercial agricultural investments to private domestic and foreign investors as a means of economic growth, food security and job creation.

Reports & Research
October 2018
Costa Rica

Determina el cambio en el uso de la tierra y la fragmentación de las zonas boscosas en el Corredor Biológico Lago Arenal Tenorio (CBLAT), en el periodo 2000 – 2017. Se utilizó imágenes del programa Landsat, a las cuales se les aplicó corrección radiométrica y atmosférica. Se realizó una clasificación supervisada utilizando el algoritmo de máxima probabilidad.

Institutional & promotional materials
October 2018
Ecuador

OPEN FORIS Y SEPAL (Sistema de acceso de datos de observación de la tierra, procesamiento y análisis para el monitoreo de la superficie terrestre)<p></p>Innovador software de código abierto para ayudar a los países a medir, monitorear y reportar sobre los bosques y el uso de la tierra, que ofrece poder de cómputo y acceso sin parangón a datos satelitales pormenorizados y allana el c

Journal Articles & Books
October 2018
Sudan
Africa

In the Gash Delta of Eastern Sudan, spate irrigation (flood-recession farming) contributes substantially to rural livelihoods by providing better yields than rainfed dryland farming. However, spate irrigation farmers are challenged by the unpredictability of flooding.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2018
Iraq

Arid and semi-arid regions have different spectral characteristics from other climatic regions. Therefore, appropriate remotely sensed indicators of land use and land cover types need to be defined for arid and semi-arid lands, as indices developed for other climatic regions may not give plausible results in arid and semi-arid regions.

Peer-reviewed publication
September 2018
Greece

Historic data and old topographic maps include information on historical floods and paleo-floods. This paper aims at identifying the flood hazard by using historic data in the drainage basin of Pinios (Peneus) River, in Thessaly, central Greece. For this purpose, a catalogue of historical flood events that occurred between 1979 and 2010 and old topographic maps of 1881 were used.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2018
Togo

L’homme à travers ses actions dénature fortement l’occupation des sols engendrant une modification du milieu naturel. Cet impact rend la nécessité de fournir aux décideurs des cartes d’occupations des sols et des informations relatives à leur état et dynamique. C’est dans cette optique qu’une étude de l’occupation des sols a été conduite dans les carrières de phosphates au sud-est du Togo.

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