Developed WebGIS solutions and atlases


WLRC and CDE, with the support of SDC developped a web-based open-source platform for the dissemination of geospatial data maps and information on Ethiopia. The application contains three main web based services that enable: 1) Access to pre-processed maps, 2) Mapping of selected information layers using simple web mapping applications based on user preference, 3) Download of open geospatial data. To the platform

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Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR: Patterns and Trends from 2005 to 2015

This new Socio-Economic Atlas of the Lao PDR provides readers with a highly detailed, multidimensional set of insights into geographic and temporal patterns of the demographic, social, and economic characteristics of the country’s population. It combines statistical data from the last two Population and Housing Censuses of 2005 and 2015 with geographic information to present a wealth of new information on a large set of highly detailed thematic maps. E-Book and Download (Issuu)

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

Atlas of Agriculture in the Lao PDR

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.
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OneMap Myanmar

OneMap Myanmar

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

GIS Kenya Atlas

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.
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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.
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GIS Ogiek

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.
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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.
Download Maps from Sudan Map Shop