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Over the past decade, GEO has been working to build the GEO System of Systems (GEOSS). GEO has already made over 400 million open Earth observation data and information resources available via the GEOSS Portal and through the GEODAB API, both part of the GEOSS Platform, in order to contribute to global development efforts.

Efforts to reach new communities have resulted in GEO Community Portals developed using the GEOSS Platform technology. 

NextGEOSS data hub and platform was unveiled to promote scalable transformation of Earth observation data into actionable information and knowledge across all 17 SDGs.

GEO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the Earth Observation Cloud Credits Programme, a joint collaboration to offer GEO members and research organizations access to AWS Cloud services to help countries realize the potential of Earth observations for sustainable development.

Digital Earth Africa will provide a routine, reliable and operational service that will enable African nations to track changes across their countries and the continent in unprecedented detail.


 “Earth observation data and information are key to understanding the changing trends in human settlements, especially in urban areas, where majority of the world population lives today. ” 


Dennis Mwaniki, Spatial Data Expert, Global Urban Observatory, Data and Statistics Unit, UN-Habitat.

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