An Understanding of Geospatial and Earth Observation

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An Understanding of Geospatial and Earth Observation

Open Data Observation Has Proven to be economic Value

The greatest challenges have been achieving balance between developing natural resource and maintaining optimal natural environment meeting this challenge there is need to have detailed and reliable geo-information management tools.

The goal in training activities is the exchange of knowledge b focusing on capacity building, organizational development in developing countries and the emerging economies. this is done by the means of education, research and training and has contributed to capacity building in development countries and the emerging economies. This brings about considerable attention that gives development and application of geospatial and earth observation in solving problems.

Problems can range from mapping forest fires, planning of the urban infrastructure, monitoring of food and water security, to designing a good wildlife management system or detecting environmental pollution. Training companies concentrate on generation of spatial information, earth observation, and development of data integration methods. Furthermore, tools are provided to support the process of planning and decision making for creating a sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in developing countries and emerging economies

Open Data Observation

While open data for society at large is a relatively new phenomenon, the space sector has been accustomed to open data for all its existence, especially in astronomy and navigation but also in earth observation. The potential of Open Data is immense, and it has been generating a lot of excitement around the world. Governments globally are publishing and making more and more of their data sets ‘open’ to the public to bring accountability, empower the citizens, propel innovations, establish new industry segments, and create a sound social impact. Open data lies at the core of unlocking significant economic value to a country which is an instrument for breaking down data gaps across various economic segments

Observation data is at the center of the policy making formulation and established importance that has in turn created significant social, scientific, economic and environmental impact. To take advantage of the many benefits that observation can offer and the value it creates, it has now become a reality. The use of observation data in the recent times has risen exponentially and has brought in new era to understanding the earth with respect to climate change, hydrology, biodiversity, etc.

Observation data is at the core of policy-making and establishes importance in creating significant social, scientific, economic, and environmental impact. To take advantage of the many benefits that earth observation can offer, and the economic value it creates, open earth observation data is now a reality. The use of earth observation data in the recent times has risen exponentially and is bringing in a new era to understand the earth with respect to the carbon cycle, climate change, hydrology, biodiversity, etc.

Economic Value of Open Observation Data

Earth observation data has created economic value that is significant since the researchers and training institutions are able to create an exponential number of data/ Geo applications that are good for society and to create considerable economic value. Open earth observation data has been the foundational data set for many economic user segments, thus enabling the government, the partners and the private sectors to carry out their activities. Open data observation may not be a new thing anymore, but it is still a starting point towards the exponential economic value it can create. The GEO community (Global Earth Observation System of Systems) has more than 400 million open data resources from more than 150 national and regional providers including NASA and ESA, international organizations and commercial sector. The data available helps countries create high social, economic and environmental impact.

In Conclusion

It is a good and coordinated approach to forward the free and open data policy by each Earth Observation program can only facilitate and be a source of economic development for the global society and much more. This is just the beginning!

 

By:                        Kennedy. K. Irungu

Digital Marketer:   Indepth Research Services

 

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