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Land degradation in Sri Lanka, disaggregated by administrative units

Land degradation, resulting from unsustainable land use, is one of the most pressing environmental issues impacting an estimated one-fifth of the Earth’s surface and affecting more than 3.2 billion people globally.

SALB sponsors participation to the UN-GGIM Africa and Africa GIS conference 2021

SALB programme sponsored the participation of 25 representatives from African countries to UN-GGIM Africa and Africa GIS 2021 conference

Sharing your common geographies through the SALB programme

The SALB programme is an operational programme which aims to provide accessible and usable worldwide standardized geospatial data on administrative units, a type of common geography, produced by National offices. Using common geographies, one of the guiding principles of the Global Statistical and Geospatial Framework (GSGF), is a powerful mean to integrate data.

Engagement and collaboration in Africa

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Sixth Session of the Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM Africa) was held online from 1 to 4 December 2020. The meeting started with opening remarks from the Chair of UN-GGIM Africa, the Director of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the UN-GGIM Secretariat.

African countries’ will to contribute data to the SALB programme

The Fifth Session of the Regional Committee of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management in Africa (UN-GGIM: Africa)  took place from 18 to 22 November 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda, in conjunction with the AfricaGIS 2019 Conference.

49th Meeting of the Directing Council of PAIGH sends a video presentation on the SALB to its Members

The Pan American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH) held its 49th Meeting of the Directing Council on 20 November 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

The Directing Council approved eleven resolutions amongst other: the 2020 Budget program, academic grants and study visits, priorities for Technical assistance, the Geoportal and on the authorization for making agreements about the use of The Integrated Maps of America.

CIESIN hosts the 2nd Human Planet Forum

From 30 September to 02 October, CIESIN hosted the “Second Human Planet Forum” bringing over 130 experts on population, settlement, infrastructure data, poverty mapping, and subnational administrative boundaries to the Columbia University Lamont-Doherty campus, New York.

Increasing readiness for humanitarian assistance: data in action for cyclones in Mozambique

In March and April 2019, Mozambique was hit by two consecutive tropical cyclones that left a trail of death, damage and destruction in their path. As the first cyclone approached the coast of Mozambique, the authoritative geospatial dataset on administrative boundaries, provided by the Cenacarta (Centro Nacional de Cartografia e Teledeteção), was published on the SALB website.

The Instituto Pan-Americano de Geografia e Historia on-boards the SALB Programme as the regional node for the Américas

The SALB programme of the United Nations and the Instituto Pan-American Insitute of Geography and History discussed a partnership toward the achievement of the objectives of SALB in making available a world-wide geospatial data on administrative boundaries. The collaboration was agreed at the beginning of March 2019 and the Instituto Pan-Americano de Geografia e Historia has already started to reach out to its constituents to request their support in contributing their data to the SALB programme.

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Land degradation, resulting from unsustainable land use, is one of the most pressing environmental issues impacting an estimated...

SALB programme sponsored the participation of 25 representatives from African countries to UN-GGIM Africa and Africa GIS 2021 conference

The SALB programme is an operational programme which aims to provide accessible and usable worldwide standardized geospatial data on...

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