GIS for Energy Needs Assessment

SEASON: 1 | EPISODE: 11 | | GIS Data Mapping

We almost can't talk about the move towards more sustainable supply and management of energy with mentioning the role that GIS plays in the process. In this episode, learn how GIS plays a part as Opeyemi had a chat with Akansha Saklani of the World Resources Institute (WRI).

With Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh and Akansha Saklani


Show Notes

Ever wondered what GIS can do in the energy sector, from needs assessment to supply planning and distribution. With the world looking towards more sustainable supply and management of energy, in this episode, learn how GIS plays a part as Opeyemi had a chat with Akansha Saklani of the World Resources Institute (WRI). 

Akansha also introduces us to the Energy Access Explorer (EAE), an amazing open-source energy access tool that is powered entirely by GIS and open source data and technologies, and its launch in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

The platform use GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) at its core, alongside Postgres Database and PostgRest for API call.


Useful Links

Energy Access Explorer

Methodology of the platform


#EAE #FOSS4G #SustainableEnergy #needsassesment #GDAL

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Opeyemi Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh

Opeyemi is a Geospatial Data Analyst and Cartographer with interests in DRR through geo-hazard mapping, GIS for business and sales process optimization, and promoting sustainable futures.


    Akansha Saklani Akansha Saklani

    Akansha is working as a GIS Analyst with the Energy Program in World Resources Institute (WRI). She is leading the creation of energy access maps that shows the electrification data and overlays that with socio-economic conditions of the states.

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