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Uganda's Geospatial transformation

Focusing on technological developments, Uganda, in Particular, is adopting/increasing her potential to grow though use of geo-information technology to address climate change, biodiversity conservation, social and cultural( )developments including industrial developments.

This has been realised by the diversity of geospatial data providers , national mapping and space agencies, policy makers and research institutes taking up this leading technlogy

Increase use of this will enable adequate contribution to the country to contribute to achieving the(Vision 2040 ) thence focusing on the role and relevance of geospatial information in national development will support the country's growing economy and attracting the interest of governments and businesses from around the world.
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Geography for Developement and Biodiversity conservation(Sustainable approach)

Despite the challenges caused by developeemt, there is still a strong link between biodiversity conservation and economic development anywhere in the world. 

A major point in time is  the setup of an indutrial farm in an area not being  established in major buiodiversity zone  such as bird or other species migration corridor/routes.

This will most likely have a low impact on the biodiversity while keeping the developemt serving its purpose thence generating capital for the state. 
On the other hand,seting the same developemt in the entities aforementioned route will disrup movement or else kill species on the move including (Near threatened,vunerable species) thence resulting in economic losses due to the regular interruptions of the developement caused by the regular species-developemt collisions.

This way, both the economy and environment are affected.
There is therefore a very urgent need for scientists to form strong partnerships that allow for well-informed decisions on sustainable de…

Importance of Open data

Incorporating Geography as a useful tool for preparing the input of models and tool is critical. Moreover, a lot of data is available in this era of Open Data and It can be easily retrieved from the internet and integrated into open source GIS desktop software, such as QGIS, open layers used for web-mapping and data querying(review my github projects here.

Often,some data is stored in files on harddisks,  or DVDs,making  it hard to be found including lack of metadata thence makes it hard to evaluate the quality of the data and to reuse the data

 It should be noted that, data shared/visualized in maps leads to more insights and better policy making. Sharing data in the cloud lets data users spend more time on data analysis rather than data acquisition

With this versatile open source program you can compile a map by organizing, combining and linking data. Analyze the data, add your own layout and prepare the map for publication

what impact open data will have on poverty

Open data for science is a type of data focused on publishing observations and results of scientific activities available for anyone to analyze and reuse.

knowing when best to and not to plant in a region and how best to store food using available research data including weather data can effectively reduce or else wipe away losses incurred in agriculture which adequately leads to food security stability in a region . This in turn assures income for farmers and other interested parties. 

Open data has its disadvantages
it is only accessible to the marginalized communities who may need to relay on it more
thence,may not usually be obtained in time expected,an indicator that information dissemination to such marginalized community would be needed

open data are bound to enable more Africans to have access to land they need for housing and various businesses