GPSC is providing cities with urban extent imagery to facilitate a finer-grained understanding of urban expansion. This GPSC knowledge product for Dakar contains information related to the provision of geo-spatial products from the European Space Agency (ESA) supported project “Earth Observation for Sustainable Development” Urban Applications (EO4SD-Urban), which is co-ordinated by GAF Germany in collaboration with a consortium of Earth observation service providers in Europe.
The overall aim of the EO4SD Urban project is to integrate the application of satellite data for urban development programmes being implemented by the IFIs or Multi-Lateral Development Banks (MDBs) with the developing countries. The overall goal will be achieved via implementation of the following main objectives:
1) To provide a service portfolio of Baseline and Derived urban-related geo-spatial products
2) To provide the geo-spatial products and services on a geographical regional basis
3) To ensure that the products and services are user-driven