Schools across Bangladesh are highly vulnerable to floods, cyclones, and earthquakes. How can the country mitigate and respond to the risks of these natural hazards? By using the GeoDASH platform – a geospatial data sharing platform – the Directorate of Primary Education of Bangladesh has assessed 35,000 schools with respect to the type of infrastructure, water… Read more »
Views from the 2018 GeoNode Summit
The 2018 GeoNode Summit welcomed many new and regular contributors to Torino, Italy from March 26-28. The Summit, hosted by ITHACA, was a chance for the community to share knowledge, ideas, and use cases for GeoNode – a free and open source software for creating websites that manage and share geospatial data. Find out how you can get involved in the future of GeoNode.
RiskInfo – The new platform for Sri Lanka’s open geospatial data
RiskInfo was born out of efforts by the Disaster Management Centre and GFDRR to consolidate data for disaster risk management from various partners. It has served as a foundation for building a community of practice around open geospatial data in Sri Lanka.
How Afghanistan uses GeoNode to build resilience
Very little information on hazards and risk was available in Afghanistan a few years ago. A team set out to produce information essential to disaster risk management. They developed innovations on top of a standard GeoNode for visualization & cost-benefit analysis, enabling Afghanistan’s planning to incorporate disaster considerations.
Leveraging Open Source as a Public Institution — New analysis reveals significant returns on investment in open source technologies
Vivien Deparday and Robert Soden discuss the merits of open source for public institutions like the World Bank.
Open source software: addressing some misconceptions and stereotypes
Alanna Simpson, Innovation Lab Team Leader at GFDRR, tackles misconceptions regarding open source technology and its use in major institutions like the World Bank.
OpenDRI & GeoNode: A Case Study for Institutional Investments in Open Source
This report examines the history of the GeoNode software project from its inception, tracing how GFDRR contributed to the project’s success.
GeoNode Summit 2016
The 2016 GeoNode Summit was the largest gathering to date of developers and users of the popular geospatial data sharing software GeoNode.
A Glance at the GeoNode
If you’re looking to know more about GeoNode, take a glance at the OpenDRI team created. It gives a basic overview of the tool and briefly explains how and why the platform can be used.
The Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar (RGoZ) seeks to address high vulnerability to disaster losses from cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis with the support of the World Bank Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) and Southwest Indian Ocean Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (SWIO RAFI).
The Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka (DMC) has been working with OpenDRI to support evidence-based methods to better plan for, mitigate, and respond to natural disasters.
Upcoming Sri Lankan Disaster Management Centre Fellowship and RiskInfo Launch
In partnership with the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, Code for Resilience awards qualified local applicants three month fellowships to work together on code-based projects that can benefit disaster management in Sri Lanka.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is already a heavy user of open-source software tools; hence, their understanding of the benefits of open data in the geospatial context is significant.
GeoNode will also be used for a new Land Use Management digital information system in Saint Lucia.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative supports the Cariska GeoNode for data sharing in Jamaica.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative supports the DisasterInfo GeoNode for disaster risk management data sharing and use in Pakistan.
The World Bank and GFDRR started working in partnership with the Government of Nepal in 2012. The aim was to better understand seismic risk in order to build resilience in the education and health infrastructure of Kathmandu Valley.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative supports the HaitiData GeoNode for disaster risk management.
Guyana’s data sharing GeoNode is supported by the Open Data for Resilience Initiative.
OpenDRI supports the development of open data practices in Grenada.
A GeoNode deployment for sharing existing data launched in November 2012 and a full OpenDRI platform implementation took place in 2013.
The OpenDRI team engaged directly with civil society and other international organizations to better understand Colombia’s challenges and their potential to improve resilience to disasters.
Antigua and Barbuda
OpenDRI supports the GeoNode for Antigua and Barbuda.
The World Bank has provided technical support to Belize’s GeoNode installation, spatial data management related activities, and data/metadata quality assurance and control.
In Bolivia, OpenDRI applies the concepts of the global open data movement to the challenges of reducing vulnerability to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.
Key stakeholders like the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MoES), have identified the critical need to improve the mechanism for collection, management, and dissemination of disaster risk data in Kyrgyzstan.
The Open Data for Resilience Initiative assisted in Typhoon Yolanda relief by supporting a GeoNode specific to the event.
Mozambique’s national disaster management agency, The Instituto Nacional de Gestão das Calamidades (INGC), in collaboration with the World Bank and the GFDRR, has developed a sustainable OpenDRI work plan currently under implementation.
The Government of Malawi (GoM) with the support of the World Bank has been developing the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) with the aim of supporting evidence-based and innovative solutions to better plan, mitigate, and prepare for natural disasters and particularly for the damaging floods that occur yearly.