USAID LAND TENURE and PROPERTY RIGHTS PORTAL

Geospatial Analytics

Geospatial analytics combines GIS1 technology with scientific methods and processes to transform data into visual, actionable information. E3’s LTRM office works with USAID missions and offices, host country governments, communities and other partners to use geospatial analytics in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of land and resource governance projects and challenges around the world. This equips policy makers and communities with the information needed to make decisions that protect investments and maximize impact.

DATA MANAGEMENT

  • Data and GIS needs assessment and recommended hardware and software solutions for projects and host-governments
  • Coordination among project partners within all applicable policies to develop and implement data structures and standards

APPLIED SPATIAL STATISTICS AND GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS

  • Land cover and land use change analysis and modeling
  • Suitability and risk analysis
  • Satellite image analysis

VISUALIZATION OF INFORMATION

  • Thematic mapping
  • Advanced statistical visualizations
  • Interactive online mapping

INFORMING DECISIONS AND POLICY

  • Determining land use allocation under conflicting objectives to maximize resources to meet objectives
  • Modeling effects of land use changes on biodiversity and climate change during project implementation
  • Optimizing land use management investment planning and risk assessment
  • Geographic selectivity analysis as part of the project planning and design
  • Empowering communities with scientifically derived land and resource information

KEY PARTNERS

USAID Global Development Lab GeoCenter, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Feed the Future

GEOSPATIAL ANALYSTS

Ioana Bouvier Ms. Bouvier is a Senior Geospatial Analyst in USAID’s Land Tenure and Resources Management Office. She has a background in spatial decision support, GIS and remote sensing for program design, management and evaluation. Before coming to USAID, Ms. Bouvier served as a geospatial analytic methods team lead at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), where she developed methods for data analysis and visualization, and informed policy makers. While at NGA, she conducted research on climate change and food security in West Africa. Prior to joining the U.S. Government, Ms. Bouvier worked as a geospatial and international development specialist with DAI for nine years, providing technical support and training for numerous USAID-funded environment, food security, and natural resources management programs. Ioana has a master’s degree in Remote Sensing / GIS for Development and Environment from Clark University, Worcester, MA. Contact Ioana Bouvier.

Silvia Petrova Ms. Petrova is a Geospatial Analyst in USAID’s Land Tenure and Resources Management Office. She has over ten years of experience in applying GIS Remote Sensing technology and geospatial solutions to the international development field focusing primarily on environment, land use and land use change, climate mitigation, forestry carbon assessment, capacity building, and project implementation. Prior to joining the U.S. Government, Ms. Petrova worked at Winrock International. She has worked in Guyana, Peru, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia, and holds masters’ degrees in GIS for Development and Environment from Clark University, Worcester, MA and in Computer Science from Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Contact Silvia Petrova.

1Geographical Information Systems (GIS) store, process and analyze data that identifies the location of natural and manmade features and boundaries on the earth.

SPOTLIGHTS

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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Did you miss the online discussion on the meaning and application of “legitimate land rights?” Watch the recording here.

MOBILE SOLUTIONS MATTER

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USAID has developed two mobile applications, or apps, that support land tenure and land use. Watch this video about the apps now.

WHERE WE WORK

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Interactive map with information on U.S. Government (USAID and MCC) programs that strengthen land tenure and property rights.