Cities are growing exponentially as people move to urban centres for work and education. Main challenges governments are facing are the provision of housing, water and electricity and the general improvement of the quality of life in cities. Additionally, with the increasing number of extreme weather events, cities have to become more resilient to the effects of climate change. Consequently, land-use planning is an important basis for sustainable and climate resilient cities.
GAF geodata solutions, technology and expertise in geoinformation offer great capabilities for the mapping, inventory and analysis of urban areas to facilitate urban development. Geospatial data plays a major role in quantitative data that support evidence based urban planning. Satellite data and derived products provide consistent, accurate and up-to-date information on the status and development of cities and can support urban planning, urban monitoring and disaster risk assessment.