GeoSUR Geospatial Data Sharing Site Provides Case Model

by Matt Ball on December 19, 2011

GeoSur, the open access geospatial data sharing site for Latin America and the Caribbean, was discussed as a case model at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi last week. The site has proved a useful tool for GIS users in the region that want to perform spatial analysis, and it has also assisted scientific collaboration.

Presenting its five-year report to the Abu Dhabi meeting, the initiative said that 80 per cent of institutions using GeoSUR searched and accessed data, and between 30 and 40 per cent consulted it to support government and institutional decision-making and to download data.

Read more in this story from SciDev Net.

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