Things get quiet over the summer in academia, but we’ve been making strong progress on GeoQuery features, data and more. A few things to look forward to this coming Fall:
-> A new release of the GeoBoundaries dataset, including full integration with the GeoQuery tool
-> New datasets for precipitation and temperature extending up to last year (from the CRU model). We’re also working on adding the integrated TRMM/GPMM precipitation satellite data – more on that soon.
-> New boundary types – we’re working on adding urban boundaries for each country, as well as electoral zones (hopefully!). Both are in collaboration with other academic labs – Yale and UMD, respectively.
-> Our first whitelabel is live at umd.geoquery.org – step one on defeating data stovepipes.
-> Behind the scenes, we now have a pair of V100 cards we’re using to create new subnational measurements of Fragility and Poverty, based on recent research from our colleagues at Stanford. More on these soon!
-> We’re working on getting the famous Hansen deforestation dataset on our live front-end. We’ll likely push this data at the same time as the new GeoBoundaries dataset.
We’ll do our best to let everyone know when these changes go live!