GIS for Global Development
Kaspar Kundert, Esri Rwanda
Mike Ruth, Esri Professional Services
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)
Pioneer, Innovator and Leader in
Geographic Information
Systems (GIS)
Making a Difference
through the application
of geographic knowledge
and the…
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Why GIS?
• No development
without planning
• No planning without
spatial / geographical
aspects (where…?)
• GIS enables to visualize,
analyze and manage the
spatial aspects of any
domain
GIS is Vision 2020 spatial
 GIS brings it all together
...because GIS is ICT4D
Networks (water,
electricity, transport)
Agriculture
Geology, Soils and
Minerals
Urban Planning
Land Titles and Parcels
Satellite or aerial
images/ orthophotos
Prioritization
Spatial Data is National Infrastructure
• Elevation
• Vulnerable Populations
• Imagery
• Shelter
• Water
• Migration
• Governmental Units
• Water Quality
• Boundaries
• Human Rights
• Cadastral / Parcels
• Critical Infrastructure
• Transportation
• Habitat Change
• Geodetic Control
• Poverty
• Public Health
NGOs do contribute substantially to several of these “Thematic Layers”
Case Studies
World Vision Ethiopia
Gates Foundation Polio
Program (Nigeria)
Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri)
Producer of ArcGIS, the complete
Geographic Information System
for Desktop, Mobile, Server
and Online
Making a Difference
through the application
of geographic knowledge
to real world problem solving
collaborating closely with NGOs
the UN, Schools and Universities
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Contact Esri
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Organization Program
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Mr. David Gadsden
Olympia WA, 98501, USA
Phone: 360.754.4727 x8911
Email: [email protected]
Skype/Twitter: david_gadsden
Esri Licenses and
Local Support
through your Esri Distributor
Esri Rwanda Ltd
Kaspar Kundert
P.O. Box 6867, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone: + 250 788 840 401
Email: [email protected]
Questions?
Kaspar Kundert, Esri Rwanda
Mike Ruth, Esri Professional Services
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