4 March 2014
World-Wide Human Geography Data
Working Group (WWHGD WG)
Agenda
Background Information
WWHGD WG Objectives
Human Geography Theme Areas
WWHGD WG Events
WWHGD WG Partnerships and Me...
“We need foundation data globally on human
geography in order to understand people to
support human security, humanitarian...
The World-Wide Human Geography
Data Working Group (WWHGD
WG) is designed to build voluntary
partnerships around human geog...
Human Geography Data
It is data about…
why people do…
what they do…
where they do it.
J. Rowland Illick
Energy
Security
Ecosystem
Services
Food
Security
Humanitarian
Assistance /
Disaster Relief
Nation Recovery
and
Reconstitut...
Build voluntary partnerships/“community of the
interested” across Human Geography data and mapping
communities with the go...
Theme Areas
Communications
Demographics
Economy
Education
Ethnicity
Groups
- Civil, Political, and Ideological
Land
- Use,...
0
400
800
1200
1600
2000
M-11
J-11
J-11
A-11
S-11
O-11
N-11
D-11
J-12
F-12
M-12
A-12
M-12
J-12
J-12
A-12
S-12
O-12
N-12
D-...
125 countries have visited the WWHGD Working
Group website
1743 WWHGD Working Group Members
592 Organizations Throughout:
...
511
(+28)
186
(+3)
258
(+9)
124
(+8)
508
(+17)
156
(+11)
WWHGD Working Group
Members - 1743 (+76 as of 31Jan14)
WWHGD Working Group
Organizations - 592 (+23 as of 31Jan14)
72
(+3)
47
(+0)
130
(+3)
91
(+5)
172
(+4)
80
(+8)
Data Capture Workbook
• Compiling Human Geography datasets from WWHGD community
• Over 900 unclassified/open source datase...
Providing Access to Data
• Pilot leveraging existing www architecture of the GeoPlatform
• Identifying, cataloging, taggin...
Way Ahead
• Continue Webinar Series to bring relevant presenters and data to the
WWHGD WG
• Continue building voluntary pa...
Questions?
Thank You For Your Time
and
Participation
Contact Information
https://WWHGD.org
Todd Sweet
571-557-2234
Todd.L.Sweet@nga.mil
Justin Sherin Terri Ryan Kevin Kurtz
75...
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World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group Update

  1. 1. 4 March 2014 World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD WG)
  2. 2. Agenda Background Information WWHGD WG Objectives Human Geography Theme Areas WWHGD WG Events WWHGD WG Partnerships and Metrics Data Workbook and GeoPlatform Future Efforts
  3. 3. “We need foundation data globally on human geography in order to understand people to support human security, humanitarian assistance / disaster relief and emergency preparedness, response and recovery” What is Needed John Goolgasian (NGA VIT) and Dr. Lee Schwartz (DoS Geographer) May 2011
  4. 4. The World-Wide Human Geography Data Working Group (WWHGD WG) is designed to build voluntary partnerships around human geography data and mapping focused on the general principle of making appropriate information available to promote human security.
  5. 5. Human Geography Data It is data about… why people do… what they do… where they do it. J. Rowland Illick
  6. 6. Energy Security Ecosystem Services Food Security Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief Nation Recovery and Reconstitution Water Security Disaster Risk Reduction Political Stability Infrastructure Security Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Transportation Security Cultural Property Public Health Communications Security Education Emerging Infections Economics Human Security Many Missions Enable Human Security and All Require Foundation Human Geography Data
  7. 7. Build voluntary partnerships/“community of the interested” across Human Geography data and mapping communities with the goal of promoting Human Security Document Human Geography data requirements, priorities, and gaps Discover & Catalog Human Geography data sources and mapping efforts Facilitate sharing among Human Geography data and mapping communities Promote methodologies to build data sets at scales appropriate to end-users. Objectives
  8. 8. Theme Areas Communications Demographics Economy Education Ethnicity Groups - Civil, Political, and Ideological Land - Use, Cover, and Ownership Language Medical / Health Religion Significant Events Transportation Water
  9. 9. 0 400 800 1200 1600 2000 M-11 J-11 J-11 A-11 S-11 O-11 N-11 D-11 J-12 F-12 M-12 A-12 M-12 J-12 J-12 A-12 S-12 O-12 N-12 D-12 J-13 F-13 M-13 A-13 M-13 J-13 J-13 A-13 S-13 O-13 N-13 D-13 J-14 Organizations Members Data Sources Cataloged John Goolgasian leads WWHGD conceptual discussion (15 HG participants) John Goolgasian & Lee Schwartz lead second conceptual discussion (26 HG participants) Typhoon Haiyan UN; South Sudan; Univ of Georgia World Bank Mapping For Results Initiative/ Open Aid Pacific Disaster Center; CCAPS; NASA Servir Communications And Land Use Medical and Health SOUTHCOM Mexico INEGI GeoPDFs Fiji IDA GDELT ACLED TerraPop Building the WWHGD Data Source Catalog SOUTHCOM AOR Western Africa Webinar Series Latin America Webinar Series NGA Director’sVision “GEOINT into the hands of the users – provide on-line, on demand access to GEOINT knowledge.” “Create new value by broadeningand deepening our analytic expertise... informedby...Human Geography” Building Unity of Effort for Human Geography Data Western Pacific Webinar Series
  10. 10. 125 countries have visited the WWHGD Working Group website 1743 WWHGD Working Group Members 592 Organizations Throughout: U.S./DoD Civil Departments and Agencies International Groups Academic Institutions NGOs and VTCs Private Industry WWHGD WG Metrics Summary
  11. 11. 511 (+28) 186 (+3) 258 (+9) 124 (+8) 508 (+17) 156 (+11) WWHGD Working Group Members - 1743 (+76 as of 31Jan14)
  12. 12. WWHGD Working Group Organizations - 592 (+23 as of 31Jan14) 72 (+3) 47 (+0) 130 (+3) 91 (+5) 172 (+4) 80 (+8)
  13. 13. Data Capture Workbook • Compiling Human Geography datasets from WWHGD community • Over 900 unclassified/open source datasets • Some Key Contributors of Data – Mexico, South Sudan, DoS/HIU, NGA, UN, Univ. of GA, Robert S. Strauss Center, Columbia, NATO, ESRI, Intermap Federal Services Inc., Institute for Defense Analysis • Ensuring integrity of the data links and important fields; theme area, description, publisher and contact information • Updating the workbook according to the Common Core Metadata Fields to ensure discoverability
  14. 14. Providing Access to Data • Pilot leveraging existing www architecture of the GeoPlatform • Identifying, cataloging, tagging WWHGD Datasets • WWHGD WG community storefront has been created in the development environment on geoplatform.gov • NGA testing data ingest process to get the catalogued data to analysts on all networks • GeoPlatform will provide data access to the WWHGD Community • Prototype currently contains 5 test datasets CIESEN, HIU, Robert Strauss Center, FEWS NET, UN • Currently working with catalogued data owners to tag data so it is available via the GeoPlatform
  15. 15. Way Ahead • Continue Webinar Series to bring relevant presenters and data to the WWHGD WG • Continue building voluntary partnerships around HG data and mapping • 19 March 2014 – Mapping Water Security Data in the Industrial Western Pacific • 28 May 2014 – Central Africa – Health and Human Security • 16 July 2014 – Western and Central Africa – Education and Capacity Building • 10 September 2014 – Central and South America – Land Use and Tenure • Continue work to establish the WWHGD WG community on GeoPlatform • Finalize the pilot and implement the process to get the entire data capture workbook on GeoPlatform
  16. 16. Questions? Thank You For Your Time and Participation
  17. 17. Contact Information https://WWHGD.org Todd Sweet 571-557-2234 Todd.L.Sweet@nga.mil Justin Sherin Terri Ryan Kevin Kurtz 757-478-1393 757-810-7681 757-651-4800 sherin_justin@bah.com ryan_terri@bah.com kurtz_kevin@bah.com Look for WWHGD on Facebook and LinkedIn

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