Developed WebGIS solutions and atlases
Tool for satellite image preprocessing and composition
This online tool corrects topographic illumination effects and enables improved composition of satellite images (Landsat and Sentinel) with a minimum of user input. All users must do is select the extent of the study area and the desired image composition period. Afterwards, the tool automatically produces a topographically corrected, cloud-free composite image. It is ideal for easy visualization, analysis, and classification of land use and land cover changes, as well as for creation of maps for field visits or publications. More information
The Atlas of Agriculture in the Lao PDR
The first ever agricultural atlas for Laos – the Atlas of Agriculture in the Lao PDR – contains detailed data on changes in the country’s agricultural production during the first decade of our century. It is intended to serve in the planning, decision-making, policymaking, and implementation of sustainable agriculture and sustainable rural development. The atlas was created jointly by CDE and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Laos, with financial support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is available in Lao and English. Download
The Lao DECIDE Info Project
The Lao DECIDE info Project seeks to stimulate data and information sharing between relevant sectors and administrative levels to improve evidence-based socio-economic planning and decision-making in Lao PDR. Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the project supports the Lao Department of Statistics in providing user-friendly statistical and spatial data to a wide range of users. Through a set of practical tools and procedures, the project provides web-based open access to detailed socio-economic data and information in various formats.
The OneMap Myanmar initiative aims at democratizing access to high-quality spatial data on land, thus contributing to more transparent and accountable development planning and governance of land and other natural resources. To achieve this goal, CDE is partnering with over 20 government agencies, civil society organizations, and ethnic groups and communities, to jointly produce, enhance, verify, and share data, information, and knowledge on key land issues. The online, open-access spatial data platform developed under the project compiles and makes available land data from various sources, both governmental and non-governmental. More information
Socio-Economic and Poverty Atlas of Kenya
Together with its partners in Kenya, CDE released the first-ever Socio-Economic Atlas of Kenya. The atlas features high-resolution spatial depictions and analyses of data collected in the 2009 Kenya Population and Housing Census. The combination of geographic and socio-economic data enables policymakers at all levels, development experts, and other interested readers to gain a spatial understanding of different dynamics affecting Kenya. By supplying precise information at the sub-location level and summarizing it at the county level, the atlas facilitates better planning that accounts for local contexts and needs.
Poverty Mapping and Socio-economic Atlas of the Lao PDR
Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR: The bilingual atlas analyses the socio-economic situation in the country and is a follow-up to the successful Socio-Economic Atlas of Vietnam. Understanding patterns such as the incidence and den-sity of poverty can help define policy making. The atlas is intended to reach as wide an audience as possible. It provides interested general readers, students and researchers, and policy- and decision-makers with information on the socio-economic characteristics of the Lao population.
The Ogiek Peoples Ancestral Territories (OPAT) Atlas
The OPAT Atlas demonstrates how spatial technologies can be used to safeguard the territorial rights and interests of indigenous communities against contemporary forces of tenure dispossession, cultural erosion, and resource degradation in Africa. Spatial tools can help to alter existing community power relations by generating and documenting information that could be used to develop appropriate responses to local socio-economic and political issues. The OPAT atlas is, therefore a suitable tool for local planning and governance of territorial assets and conflict management.
Socioeconomic Atlas of Vietnam
This atlas presents a comprehensive set of maps depicting a wide range of socioeconomic aspects of the population of Vietnam. All the maps based on census statistics included in this atlas are represented at the commune level, which provide a very detailed picture of spatial patterns in demography, education, employment, culture and living conditions.
Socioeconomic Atlas of Vietnam (pdf, 15.6 MB)
Sudan Capacity Development in Geoinformation Management
In early 2002, CDE began providing updated demarcation and geo-hydrological maps of the Nuba Mountains. In 2004, they followed this with provision of comprehensive geospatial databases and thematic maps to support peace missions undertaken by the international community in Darfur, Abyei, and Southern Sudan. As part of the project, a map shop and a web-based GIS tool were developed. More than 150,000 people have obtained information from the “Sudan Map Download Site” so far. Reports, hardcopy maps, digital map files, and individually compiled desktop maps are available.
Sudan Map Shop