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Creating basemaps in politically challenging regions 

 

Challenge ID

OTM:075

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Title

Creating basemaps in politically challenging regions

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Theme ID

ON 5.1: Logistics planning and operations - Baseline mapping of terrain and infrastructure

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Originator of Challenge

Onshore: OTM

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Challenge Reviewer / initiator

DFID

 

General description

Overview of Challenge

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What is the nature of the challenge? (What is not adequately addressed at present?)

If you can't get government "on-side", then obtaining basemaps of an area can be very complicated, especially when aerial surveys are refused etc…

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Thematic information requirements

1. Obtain detailed topographic information, 2. Obtain detailed terrain characterisation, 3. Obtain detailed vegetation information,   5. Identify location and condition of transport infrastructure,          14. Obtain detailed imagery of the surface,

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Nature of the challenge - What effect does this challenge have on operations?

Delay in developing / exploration activity

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What do you currently do to address this challenge?/ How is this challenge conventionally addressed?

Aerial surveys, but these are often difficult to deploy if political will is not there.

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What kind of solution do you envisage could address this challenge?

Imagery which can navigate around local bureaucracy would be useful

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What is your view on the capability of technology to meet this need? – are you currently using EO tech? If not, why not?

 

 

Challenge classification

 

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Lifecycle stage

Pre license

Exp.

Dev.

Prod.

Decom.

Score from impact quantification [1]

2

2

0

0

0

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Climate classification

NOT CLIMATE SPECIFIC

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Geographic context/restrictions

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Topographic classification / Offshore classification

Generic onshore (Unspecified)

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Seasonal variations

Any season

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Impact Area

Development costs

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Technology Urgency

(How quickly does the user need the solution)

Immediately (0-2 years)

 

Information requirements

 

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Update frequency

Not important

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Data Currently used

 

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Spatial resolution

 

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Thematic accuracy

 

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Example formats

 

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Timeliness

Reference data - timeliness not important

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Geographic Extent

District area

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Existing standards

 


 


[1] Impact quantification scores: 4 – Critical/ enabling; 3 – Significant/ competitive advantage; 2 – Important but non-essential; 1 – Nice to have; 0 – No impact, need satisfied with existing technology