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October 20, 2020
The Government of Nigeria takes over operation of GRID3 Nigeria data and portal

To ensure long term integration and sustainability of geospatial analytics in the country, the Government of Nigeria, under its National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), is taking over the management, hosting, and maintenance of GRID3 Nigeria data and portal. 

September 22, 2020
Data is high priority for fighting COVID-19 in Namibia

Under the leadership of the Government of Namibia, GRID3 has launched another COVID-19 data hub in sub-Saharan Africa, expanding the access to much needed reliable and timely geospatial data to fight and prevent the global pandemic on the continent.

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: Nathaniel O. Solomon’s approach to supporting …

Nathaniel O. Solomon is a Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast and one of the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. This article features his journey and work to support Nigerian start-ups through a target location analyser.

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: ‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun’s concept for reducing …

‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun is a Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiast and one of the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. Read about ‘Yosola’s journey and GIS concept note to reduce the impact of solid waste management for communities in Nigeria.

September 18, 2020
[GRID3 Nigeria Data Challenge] From AI to GIS: ‘Yosola and Nathaniel’s journeys to geospatial …

‘Yosola Adekanmbi Oluwaseun and Nathaniel O. Solomon are two Nigerian artificial intelligence (AI) enthusiasts and the two winners of the 2019 GRID3 Data Challenge from the Data Science Nigeria AI Bootcamp. Discover their journey from AI to Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

September 15, 2020
Naming all settlements in Nigeria: GRID3 and Premise test data collection approaches in Bauchi …

GRID3 Nigeria is collaborating with Premise Data to collect and validate names for newly identified settlements.

July 31, 2020
Outside the box: how Nigeria won the fight against polio

Nigeria celebrates being wild polio free following an official declaration by the African Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), an independent advisory body of the World Health Organisation, for the eradication of poliomyelitis (WPV). This step marks a landmark victory for a country that had been battling the virus for decades.

July 30, 2020
Zambian government works with GRID3 and partners to control malaria

GRID3 Zambia partnered with Akros, National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), PATH and President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to create maps as a low-cost solution that can contribute significantly to controlling malaria in the country. The maps display GRID3 population estimates, settlement extents with estimated residential structure counts, schools, health facilities and village names. These datasets were developed with multiple Zambian government agencies.

July 22, 2020
Sierra Leone is fighting smart against COVID-19

Sierra Leone’s government is reacting fast and in innovative ways to ensure the safety of its citizens. Together with Esri, Fraym, GPSDD, Maxar and UNECA, the government produced crucial geospatial datasets, analyses, and tools to support the COVID-19 response in Sierra Leone.

July 1, 2020
GRID3 interactive data visualisation: mapping a path for COVID-19 response

The new GRID3 interactive data visualisation hubs provide a vital, centralised source of high quality geospatial data. They enhance coordination on data production, and encourage closer coordination among the various government bodies that are working on COVID-19 prevention and response.