Organizational Spotlight - Locana in Africa.

SEASON: 2 | EPISODE: 19 | | Data GIS OSM Open Source

To wrap up the year, we have put together an organizational spotlight on Locana. Tune in to know more about their work fostering development in Africa.

With Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh and Todd Slind

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Show Notes

Locana, a location and mapping technology company, with over 20 years’ experience providing  software products and services that solve the world’s most pressing business, climate, and social challenges.

In this episode, Opeyemi speaks with Todd Slind, Locana’s Vice President of Emerging Markets, who also leads the Open Data & Development (OD&D) unit, to discuss some of their numerous projects within the African space, and how they help foster collaborative development (cross-fertilization) between Africa and the rest of the world.  

Tune in to know about the work they have done, and some of the impact it has for socio-economic development across Africa.  

Todd discusses;
•    Some past and current project he is excited about within Africa,
•    Innovative usage of OpenStreetMap data in disaster relief, and the role that OSM plays to foster data availability across the region
•    Locana's approach to new spatial data types and making it more accessible to ordinary users, such as organizations in need of such data.
•    Opinion on open-source vs proprietary data and softwares.

 

Connect with Todd via Linkedin

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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.

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    Todd Slind Todd Slind

    Vice President of Emerging Markets at Locana - Open Data & Development (OD&D) unit lead.

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