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.
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.
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