GIS Applications in Development Co-operation

Especially in development co-operation, GIS-applications offer advantages in organising and handling project work. In many fields of project activity GIS helps to capture, analyse and understand the actual situation as well as forecasting impacts of project planning.


For those who are new to GIS, we have put together some helpful links and publications to provide an overview of how GIS can be used in Welthungerhilfe's practical project environment.


GIZ Publications

For further information on using GIS in development co-operation and in emergency relief work, we recommend the GIZ publication Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - The Spatial Dimension to Development Co-operation which provides an introduction to GIS and GIS- applications in technical co-operation.

The GIZ GIS-Newsletter has been published by the former GTZ-Project "Land Management" since 1997. It contains articles and information from various authors about Geographic Information Systems and development co-operation.

Open gtz-GIS-Newsletter

Geospatial World

The Geospatial World Portal, one of the world's largest geospatial technical resource portals, offers over 55,000 pages of papers, articles, news, analysis and classified information on various aspects of geospatial sciences.
Application papers are presented in 14 categories, e.g. Agriculture, Environment, Land Information System, Urban Planning and Natural Hazard Management.

Additionally, the "Geospatial Resource Portal" offers a Knowledge Database on the most relevant research and development activities in the field of application, use and impact of GIS, particularly in local government administrations in developing countries. The database provides information about organisation type, case studies and contact persons of several projects.