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Esri Technology Will Help Power the United Nations’ New Global Data Hub

By [email protected] - 23rd January 2018 - 16:30

Esri and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) are working with a number of member states to utilize a data hub that will allow countries to measure, monitor, and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a geographic context. This new hub, called the Federated System for the SDGs, is based on Esriâs ArcGIS platform and will use location intelligence to make it easier for countries to collect, analyse, and share the data required to monitor progress toward the SDGs. The SDGs are a set of global goals that include such objectives as poverty eradication, access to safe water, clean oceans, eliminating hunger, gender equality, climate action, peace and justice, education, and other important areas on the UN agenda. The Federated System explores new pathways for facilitating dataflows and action through data hubs. It then supports and informs data-driven decision-making by making the data open, usable, interoperable, and visual.