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Using Geospatial Technologies to Support Human Rights Research and Documentation

1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Human rights organizations are increasingly using scientific evidence-gathering techniques to support and strengthen their work. In this workshop, experts in remote sensing and geographic technologies from the AAAS Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project will present the opportunities provided by these technologies  (e.g., remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and GPS), and how they may be used in human rights research and documentation efforts. Workshop participants will develop an understanding of the technologies, how they can affordably incorporate them into their own work, ways the technologies have been used and may be exploited in the future, as well as competencies that will enable them to identify misuse of the technology.


Download the presentations (PDF):
Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
Advanced Applications of Geospatial Technologies
Getting Started with Geospatial Solutions
Evaluating the merits and applicability of the technology

This event is hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s (AAAS) Geospatial Technologies and Human Rights Project and On-call Scientists Project.