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Third Annual GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference


United Nations and the International Community Conference


Join professionals from the United Nations (UN), international organizations, nonprofits, and nongovernmental organizations at the GIS for the United Nations and the International Community Conference, to be held April 7-9 at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. See how geography enables organizations to more effectively develop programs, monitor and evaluate activities, and target aid to transform our world. Visit gisfortheun.com to see the full conference agenda.


Map Your Passion -- Transform Our World

Map Your Passion We recently launched a redesigned website for the Esri Nonprofit Organization Program. The new site makes it easier to find information about the program, access software and training, and discover the benefits of partnering with us. Visit the redesigned site today.

Making Informed Aid Decisions with Maps

Humanitarian assistance community uses GIS technology Direct Relief's Jen Lemberger recently spoke at the Esri Federal GIS Conference about how the international humanitarian assistance community uses GIS technology to more effectively conduct aid efforts. Read more.

WFP Puts Girls on the Map on GIS Day

WFP Puts Girls on the Map on GIS Day The World Food Programme (WFP) partnered with the South Sudan Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology to show students at the Mayo Girls Primary School in Juba how GIS affects their daily lives. Read the story.

Working with DigitalGlobe First Look in ArcGIS for the Philippines Response

Philippines Response In response to Typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines, the US Government has provided access to a vast amount of DigitalGlobe Imagery for humanitarian purposes. This imagery can be accessed for free through the DigitalGlobe FirstLook Premium Service that's part of ArcGIS Online. Read the blog post.

The Face of Our Earth

The Face of Our Earth Esri and the Earth and Space Science Informatics (ESSI) Laboratory have partnered to make earth observation data available to a wider audience for understanding, monitoring, and making decisions about the planet. Read the story.

Mapping Tool Provides Africa with a Better View of Global Warming

Mapping Tool Provides Africa with a Better View of Global Warming The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program uses GIS to better understand where and how to lower climate change vulnerability and alleviate suffering for African communities. Read the story.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders Ben Schaub, project coordinator for Esri, explains how the International Joint Commission of the United States and Canada uses GIS to improve information sharing between the US and Canadatwo nations. Listen to the interview.

Analyzing Food Insecurity

GIS helps the World Food Programme plan intervention strategies for vulnerable populations in disaster-prone areas that experience environmental degradation, food insecurity, and malnutrition. Read the story.

A New Map Book: Sub-Saharan Africa

A New Map Book: Sub-Saharan Africa New from Esri Press, The Sub-Saharan Africa Map Book features a collection of maps that analyze the region's major social, economic, and environmental issues. Learn more about the book.