Aid and Development

Humanitarian Aid


GIS Helps Support World Food Program’s Food Security Program

GIS is providing assistance in a variety of applications including finding optimum locations for emergency food stockpiles and developing evacuation plans. Learn More

The Years of Living Dangerously

GIS Helps Nadika Senadheera Fight World Hunger in Some Perilous Places. Learn More

GIS App Improves USAID Services

Michael Lippmann talks about a mobile GIS app that helps USAID deliver services to drought- and disease-stricken areas. Learn More

GIS is becoming more of an important technology in a sector that complex due to increased threats (such as national security and climate change), more people moving into areas that are vulnerable to natural disasters, and even greater demands on already stretched resources. Providing the best tools to develop effective, efficient plans and capabilities to assist those in need on a global scale requires that risks and hazards be accurately assessed in order to understand what vulnerabilities exist and to develop effective preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery systems.


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