Know What’s Happening on the Ground
Objective, timely information is the crux of every effective international development effort. However, the nature of most international development work, including lack of access to communications technology, language barriers, and massive geographic scale make “objective and timely” information hard to generate. Azavea helps organizations around the world collect, organize, and analyze geospatial data at scale so that decision makers have better information to manage ongoing operations in-country.
Spatial Data is the Lifeblood of International Development
Whether you are working on disaster response in a high-pressure, time-sensitive environment or helping farmers in rural Africa shift management practices over a decades-long campaign, aerial and satellite imagery can be an invaluable source of timely, objective field intelligence. As a certified B-Corporation, Azavea has written into its charter a mandate for creating civic, social, and environmental value in addition to economic value with the projects it takes on. Helping international development organizations execute on their mission directly aligns with our goals as a company.
Open AI Caribbean Challenge: Mapping Disaster Risk from Aerial Imagery
Open Data for Humanitarian Response
We partnered with the World Bank and Driven Data to produce a machine learning competition for identifying roof material in drone imagery of Carribean homes, which can inform disaster risk models and help aid groups be more prepared for the next major hurricane event in the region.