In March at the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Global EDGE Conference at MCEC, the Open Digital Earth Foundation was launched, featuring the astonishing Foundation Globe - a type of next generation google earth.
The Foundation Globe is a complex data map of resources with the ability to create and share information on the wellbeing of human kind.
A particular value of the Foundation Globe is its capacity to visualise combined spatial environmental, social and economic information, and in doing so deliver valuable insights for complex decisions, especially with non-expert communities.
Showcase topics featured in the Foundation Globe include infrastructure, food security and health. The datasets within health explore global life expectancy rates and health expenditure, with a local focus on the spatial patterns of the Ebola virus, for example.