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1 Introduction
Pages 11-17

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From page 11...
... satellite imagery for high-spatialresolution land-cover change information promote flexibility for agencies that base new programs on the availability of data. This approach would benefit from close coordination and cooperation among international data providers and between data providers and donor agencies.
From page 12...
... The strengths of human population censuses arise from their completeness of coverage; continuity of statistics from census to census; and the detail that each census provides about population sub-groups in local areas. In the current worldwide development arena, such key issues as good governance, poverty eradication strategies, and the need to promote economic growth with social equity all require population and other demographic data at the detailed!
From page 13...
... The GTOPO30 (1ataset is a global digital elevation dataset whereas the SRTM dataset covers 80 percent of the globe. In the current plan, which is not finalized, SRTM data will be released at 30 x 30 m spatial resolution for the U.S.
From page 14...
... . In many instances legacy data can be digitized, placed in a GIS, and analyzed in conjunction with more recent geographic data, such as satellite remote-sensing data.
From page 15...
... Geospatial Capacity Building for Sustainable Development Coordination and Partnering for Meeting African Data Needs Conclusion: Moving beyond the current state of the art in the application of geographic data in Africa will require greater coordination among data providers, donor agencies, and the science community and end-users in Affica. Already the requirements for the next generation of remote-sensing systems are being defined or developed, yet there appears to be little dialog between the space agencies and the donor agencies, and even less input from potential end-users of the data in Africa.
From page 16...
... Recommendation: In promoting organizational cooperation, emphasis should be placed on fostering innovation ant} the transfer of geographic data and technology through: (~) partnerships ant!
From page 17...
... Recommendation: African universities should become a focus for capacity-building including training and research in geographic information science and development organizations should coordinate their efforts to achieve this goal. Conclusion: A cadre of well-trained individuals will need to be formed in each country to apply geographic data and information in support of sustainable development in Africa.


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