Mobile Phone and Satellite Data Flesh to Map Poverty

According to World International Team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymised data from Mobile Phones and Satellite Imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure poverty.As per researchers, led by WorldPop at the University of Southampton and the Flowminder Foundation, have worked with Telenor Research and mobile phone company Grameenphone to examine rates of poverty and its distribution across middle east country Bangladesh analysing a range of information relating to mobile phone usage.

Mobile Phone Satellite Data Flesh Map Poverty

Findings from the study, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface. The team has also found that by combining mobile data and geospatial data from satellites, they were able to produce poverty predictions which are comparable with those made from many traditional sources around the world. Source | Source

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