Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Z_GIS wins 2nd Place at 2014 Copernicus Masters „Best Service Challenge“

Z_GIS has won second place at this year’s Copernicus Masters „Best service challenge“ with its service „DS|Placed - Downstream Service: Displaced Population“, see some examples in this >>> map booklet <<<

The service offers up-to-date and custom-tailored information products on population estimates, dwelling density and internal structure of refugee and IDP (internally displace people) camps and temporary settlements. Monitoring is achieved by automated analysis of Earth Observation (EO) data using object-based dwelling extraction, density calculation, camp growth analysis and environmental impact analysis. This provides essential information for relief interventions during humanitarian crisis. Z_GIS is providing the service to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on demand since 2011.

For more information, please contact Stefan Lang and Petra Füreder.

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