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The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Ecological Land Unit Map

US Geological Survey & Esri
Global
In 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Esri announced the publication of the most detailed global ecological land units (ELUs) map in the world. The ELUs are terrestrial ecosystems defined and modeled as unique combinations of bioclimate, landform, geology, and land cover. The first goal is to provide, for the first time, a web-based, GIS-ready, global ecophysiographic data product for land managers, scientists, conservationists, developers, and the public to use for global, regional, and landscape analysis and accounting. The ELUs and other potential ecological facet aggregations provide an accounting framework to assess ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and soil formation, as well as risks such as environmental degradation. The ELUs and other potential ecological facet aggregations provide an accounting framework to assess ecosystem services, such as carbon storage and soil formation, as well as risks such as environmental degradation.

My Mappers Sessions

Monday, May 16
 

10:15

 
Tuesday, May 17
 

07:00

 
Wednesday, May 18
 

07:00

 
Thursday, May 19
 

07:00