Environment

Global Forest Watch Empowers Advocates With Invaluable Data

High-quality and timely data is critical to evidence-based advocacy. Unfortunately, it is also often hard to come by. That’s why I am grateful to have discovered the World Resources Institute’s new Global Forest Watch platform, which provides precisely the kind of … Continue Reading

Putting the Gender Gap on the Map

The Gender Gap Index, intended to measure the inequalities between men and women in the areas of health, education, economy and politics, was recently released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Along with a full length report, the WEF published … Continue Reading

Visualization Should Be More Than a Pretty Face

We are in an era in which data visualization, infographics and maps are all the rage. For the most part, if you want something to get noticed, it has to be visual. In fact, it has to not only be … Continue Reading

Stories Without Words GIS Day Highlights the Power of Maps

Today is a day to celebrate folks, because today is GIS Day.  As a GIS (geographic information systems) specialist, this day undoubtedly excites me more than it does most people.  But, it is my hope that through my new monthly … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading