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The Community of Thousands of Volunteers Providing Free, Accurate Digital Maps for Humanitarian Response

We may be used to using digital maps in our everyday life, but they form an essential tool for humanitarian response. Unfortunately, vast regions of the Earth still lack accurate information, especially those in rural, developing regions. A group of mapping volunteers are now working to close those gaps and help aid get to where it is needed. Read on

A Promising Forecast for Predictive Science

A new U.S. Geological Survey report outlines how emerging technologies and cross-disciplinary collaborations are expected to empower new tools for managing hazards and resources. Read on

AI Solutions Made in Africa Work Towards the SDGs

Africa is the youngest continent in the world, a true hub of digital innovation and creation. But when it comes to one of the biggest trends shaping our lives right now, AI, there's little information available about the situation in the region. We talked to Kate Saslow from Stiftung Neue Verantwortung to find out why. Read on

The UN Roadmap for Digital Cooperation - Where Could It Take Us?

The UN recently presented its new roadmap for digital cooperation. The aim of the action plan is to break down the digital divide and create a digital world that is safe, equitable and of benefit to all. The plan is ambitious. But could it be successful too? Read on

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Data4Human: Aid Organisations Get a Helping Hand From the German Aerospace Center

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center are working to make space technologies available for humanitarian aid. The aim of their "Data4Human" project: to provide aid workers with the information they need to make crucial decisions - as quickly and precisely as possible. Read on