Archived Webinar

Satellites Support Slum Upgrade and Access to Basic Services

"Learn how access to basic services can be modelled. Listen to expert discussions on best practice use cases."

For most urban areas in developing countries there are very few current or accurate data on the location, extent and the dynamics of informal settlements. Moreover, related information on the level of service deprivation (e.g. water and sanitation access) is often completely missing, limited to small-scale local surveys. Satellite data can provide spatially disaggregated information with high spatial and temporal consistency to address these information gaps.

Webinar delivered by EO4SD-URBAN project consortium for European Space Agency (ESA) and World Bank Group (WBG). The material is extracted from training material provided by the EO4SD-URBAN project which is funded by the European Space Agency and implemented by GAF AG and Consortium.

About the Presenters

Manuela Hirschmugl

Remote sensing expert at JOANNEUM RESEARCH, Austria

Christian Borja-Vega

Senior Economist, World Bank Group

Amit Patel

Professor for Urban & Spatial Planning, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Tomas Soukup

Head of GIS department at GISAT, Czech Republic

Jan Kolomaznik

Remote sensing expert at GISAT, Czech Republic

Questions Submitted


- Aug 16, 2021


- Jul 30, 2021
Interesting series.


- Jan 20, 2021
Great course! informative and knowledgeable documents.


- Jun 18, 2020

Mohammad Nadir

- May 1, 2020

Engr. Babar

- Nov 3, 2019


- Oct 10, 2019


- Sep 4, 2019
Great how remote sensing, satellite, and GIS provided useful information and analysis highlighted challenges and the main indicators for SDG.

Waqar Aamir

- Sep 2, 2019
Great. Very informative. Thanks for sharing it.

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Jul 24, 2019
Slum Upgrade is very critical in improving livelihoods of citizens living below the poverty line.
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