Data is a powerful tool for development. Geospatial technologies such as GIS and remote sensing enable sophisticated data collection and analysis of spatial relationships at varying geographical scales. Learn how geospatial data can help cities understand its formation and transformation with much greater precision, and are indispensable tools for spatial, transport, and economic planning.
More data are available today than ever before. Yet too often policymakers, business leaders, and analysts cannot access the data they need to make informed decisions about the environment and human well-being. That’s why WRI and over 30 partners built Resource Watch, a dynamic platform that leverages technology, data, and human networks to bring unprecedented transparency about the planet right now. Resource Watch features hundreds of data sets all in one place on the state of the planet’s resources and citizens.