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Nov
18

Global GIS Day: How MEDA is utilizing mapping data

Woman in Myanmar in her field

 

When you use Google Maps, you can see streets, buildings, vegetation, and elevation. But how is this data captured? This data is captured by a computer system called a geographic information system (GIS).

This program is a tool used to comprehend the world geography. GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data. This allows people to easily visualize, analyze, and understand patterns and create relationships between different data sets.

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Apr
22

Earth Day 2020 - global climate action is possible

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Every year on April 22, the world comes together to mark Earth Day – birthed from the early environmental movements of the 1970s. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and brings together over 1 billion individuals from across the world to advocate, mobilize and defend our Earth.

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