Leveraging Geospatial Data for SDGs in Asia and the Pacific

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Everything happens somewhere. Geospatial information helps us to understand what is happening where and why. Geospatial data provides the digital connection between location, people, activities, and is an important evidence base for decision-making.  

The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) helps countries to access and use geospatial data and applications through capacity development, investing in people, facilitating connections between data and tool suppliers and users, and sharing of practices.

There are many examples in Asia and the Pacific of the diverse use for geospatial information and applications and the vital role they will continue to play in the future. 


StoryMap authored by the Space Applications Section of UNESCAP. For more on their work and space applications, see the Space Applications Thematic Area here.