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User Engagement: Progress & Highlights

Open-source software for worldwide epidemics data collection

An open-source software was developed to collect epidemics data worldwide; the software was validated by the World Health Organization. Innovative risk-maps for Rift Valley fever were produced using satellite imagery, and then validated by local partners. New pollen shedding models were developed to better forecast the release, distribution and health impact of allergenic pollen in Europe; For more details see the GEO Work Plan Progress Report

Improved global land-cover maps

New tools were developed to improve the quality of global land-cover maps. A major land-spotting project was launched to collect land-cover information via gaming. New Geo-Wiki portals were set up for cropland, forest and biomass; For more details see the GEO Work Plan Progress Report.