Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
IFPRI Magazine Features MAPPR: Mapping African Agriculture
The June 2012 issue of Insights, IFPRI’s quarterly magazine, talks up HarvestChoice’s increasingly popular online tool: MAPPR. So friendly to use that a writer and a graphics designer combined wits to create the MAPPR-generated visuals for the article.
Esri features HarvestChoice (Again!) in FARMD Article
Fueled by a commitment to help society, agriculture is on Esri's mind. In fact, the World Bank asked them to write about it for FARMD: The Forum for Agricultural Risk Management in Development. And what did Esri –The global leader in Geographic Information System (GIS) software and geodatabase management applications – write about? HarvestChoice!
Esri Website Features HarvestChoice MAPPR Interface
Whether you work directly with spatial data or simply reap the benefits by tapping into mapped data products, you’ve probably heard of Esri.
University of Bonn, Center for Development Research
ZEF Working Paper Series 88
This mapping approach aims to make the marginalized and poor visible by identifying areas with difficult biophysical and socio-economic conditions.
HCID: Grid Databases at Multiple Spatial Resolutions
To facilitate the exchange of HarvestChoice-developed datasets and analysis results with broader geospatial community, a standard/systematic global grid database was developed for multiple spatial resolutions (from 1 degree to 30 arc-second). The new grid database, called HCID, can be used as a key identifier that links and harmonizes various themes of raster datasets as well as aggregates them even at multiple resolutions. This can be helpful not only for GIS analysts but also for researchers who would need to handle the datasets in relational database management systems.
Travel Time to Major Market Cities
The travel time maps indicate the degree of accessibility from a pixel to a populated place. The patterns shown here describe the geographic accessibility between places in Sub-Saharan Africa. We define accessibility as the time in hours required to travel from a given single point (1x1km pixel) to the nearest market center. Travel time to market centers is used as a proxy for market accessibility and shows the likely extent to which farming households are physically integrated with or isolated from markets.
HCADMIN v1.0: The HarvestChoice Reporting Unit
Many of HarvestChoice’s spatial analyses are done using raster datasets at various spatial resolutions (e.g., 1 km, 10 km, or 50 km grids).
Raitzer, David A.; Norton, George W.
Prioritizing Agricultural Research for Development: Experiences and Lessons
Agricultural similarities suggest that neighbouring countries in Eastern and Central Africa might gain from cooperating in key areas of agricultural research and development (R&D).
ArcGIS Server App Example: Port Sheds
HarvestChoice Labs uses ESRI ArcGIS Server as a web-based spatial data sharing/exploration platform. This post presents a quick example application using Port Sheds dataset.
HarvestChoice AgMarketFinder is a web-based geoprocessing GIS application that provides a quick-and-easy access to the spatially-explicit agricultural statistics databases, including crop, livestock, and rural/urban human population. No GIS skill necessary!