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February 09, 2017
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Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty



Southampton, UK (SPX) Feb 08, 2017
An 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. The 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 Bangladesh - analysing a range of information relating to mobile phone usage. Findings f ... read more

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Mobile phone and satellite data to map poverty
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