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One of the oldest and most difficult problems that human beings have always had since their presence on earth is figuring out their exact position.
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“When I created OSM (OpenStreetMap), more than 10 years ago, my idea was to create a simple map“. So thought Steve Coast, creator and founder of the OpenStreetMap (OSM), probably wouldn’t have imagined that in 2016, the registered users around the world, would have been over 2, 4 million, a number that makes OSM the […]
I have always believed that education plays a key role in development cooperation projects if you want the beneficiaries to acquire the needed skills to make sustainable the achieved objectives. Written by Giuliano Ramat In the GIS sector you often face a poor habit to read a map or a satellite image (such as Google […]
Hello everybody! My name is Paola Fava, I am a business developer and cofounder of Gnucoop, an IT cooperative that provides software solutions to support not for profit organisations (i.e.: NGOs, UN Agencies, etc…) in managing their information systems, from data collection to data visualization and analysis. I would like to thank ONG2.0 for giving […]
Imagine you’re a refugee leaving home for good. You’ll need help. But what you ask for today is much different than it would have been just 10 years ago. “What people are demanding, more and more, is not classic food, shelter, water, healthcare, but they demand wifi,” said Melita Šunjić, a spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for […]
In the next 50 years we will exceed 9 billion population on Earth and we should produce more food than was consumed in the whole history of mankind, while soil, water and air are more and more polluted. So what we can do? The discussion is not about the problem -unfortunately- very clear: from the […]
posted by guest writer Patricia Mtungila I first heard of the term ICT4D in May 2014 during the TERENA Networking Conference that I was privileged to attend in Dublin, Ireland in 2014. One of the participants there mentioned that he was studying ICT4D and it seemed like total Greek to me. I was a […]