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Securing property rights through geo-spatial data

Using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), this project helped build maps and 3D landscape models needed to identify property boundaries and help communities with land registration.

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Understanding how infrastructure affects crime

Through Risk Terrain Modeling, the project identified specific urban features and times of day associated with assault and homicide.

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Revamping road condition monitoring with smartphones

This project developed an app called RoadLab, which uses crowd-sourced data from accelerometers in smartphones carried in moving vehicles to evaluate the roughness of road surfaces.

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Mapping poverty by satellite

To generate inexpensive, timely poverty estimates, this project examined how well satellite indicators contribute to poverty prediction, and how this depends on the type of prediction model.

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Mining big data for climate smart agriculture

This project compares long-term data on harvests and climate, to identify climate sequences favorable or unfavorable for cropping in specific areas.

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Observing people’s feelings about state institutions

By conducting sentiment analysis of tweets, this project analyzes the relationship between civil unrest and citizens’ sentiment.

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Open traffic: Easing urban congestion

This project developed an open-source platform, Open Traffic, for collecting, visualizing and analyzing traffic speed data derived from taxi drivers’ smartphones.

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Monitoring rural electrification from space

Through analyzing two decades’ of satellite images for nightly light output from India’s 600,000 villages, this project developed a novel data-intensive strategy to improve the monitoring of rural electricity provision.

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Satellite based yield measurement

Through trials in Uganda, this project is testing a pioneering approach, which relates satellite-based data to plot-level ground measures of yields.

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Big Data for Financial Inclusion

By combining big data analytics and socioeconomic research in Africa, this project established a statistical customer profiles that can be used to reach previously unbanked people.

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Improving Road Investments through Mobile Data

This project developed a platform linking official road data with crowdsourced geo-tagged video and image data from mobile devices, to increase accountability in road network investment projects.

Big Data in Action for Development: Innovation Challenge Winners

This series profiles groundbreaking initiatives led by World Bank Group teams to use big data in development. These interviews and case studies illustrate how non-traditional data sources and techniques can be used to improve people’s lives.

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About the Presenters

Kathrine Kelm

Senior Land Administration Specialist

Social Urban Rural and Resilience GP

Presentation Title: Securing property rights through geo-spatial data

Andres Villaveces

Social Urban Rural and Resilience GP

Presentation Title: Understanding how infrastructure affects crime

Wei Winnie Wang

Transport Specialist

Transport and ICT GP

Presentation Title: Revamping road condition monitoring with smartphones

David Newhouse

Senior Economist

Poverty and Equity GP

Presentation Title: Mapping poverty by satellite

Erick C.M. Fernandes

Advisor

Agriculture GP

Presentation Title: Mining big data for climate smart agriculture

Victoria Lemieux

Governance Global Practice

Presentation Title: Observing people’s feelings about state institutions

Holly Krambeck

Senior Transport Specialist

Transport and ICT Global Practice

Presentation Title: Open traffic: Easing urban congestion

Kwawu Mensan Gaba

Lead Energy Specialist

Energy and Extractives Global Practice

Presentation Title: Monitoring rural electrification from space

Talip Kilic

Senior Economist

Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS), Development Data Group

Presentation Title: Satellite based yield measurement