September 25, 2021

Projects: Esri and GoodLands Create First Global Map of Catholic Church (Catholic GIS Center)

From ESRI (via Directions):

Global smart-mapping leader Esri [recently] announced that the GoodLands project team has partnered with Esri to create a digital map portal of the Catholic Church’s global landholdings.

The project uses geographic information system (GIS) technology from Esri to inspire the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics to take a more ecological approach toward managing church land. GoodLands also assists nonprofit Catholic aid organizations in using spatial information to address global problems that include poverty and climate change.

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The GoodLands GIS portal provides comprehensive spatial data to Catholic organizations worldwide that support efforts in conservation, health care, education, and other issues. The portal offers an intuitive user experience: Individuals can contribute information, and organizations can share data, creating a living atlas of information that can be crowdsourced to maintain relevancy and accuracy.

Read the Complete Announcement

Learn More: Direct to GoodLands Project Website
Direct to Map Gallery

See Also: GoodLands partners with ESRI to launch the Catholic Geographic System (via TechCrunch)

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