open data sharing

The opensource GeoNode application is a state-of-art solution for the management, sharing and publication of geospatial data. It brings together mature and stable open-source software projects under a consistent and easy-to-use interface allowing users, with little training, to quickly and easily share data and create interactive maps. In a nutshell, GeoNode is the application of the lessons learned from social media platforms to spatial data infrastructures.

Through the World Bank executed Bangladesh Urban Earthquake Resilience Project (BUERP) undertaken by the Earthquake and Megacities Initiative (EMI) and in collaboration with GFDRR, GeoNode has been customized and operationalized as the Geospatial Open Data Sharing (GeoDASH) Platform within the Government of Bangladesh. We have also developed a strategic roadmap, capacity and needs assessment and training material for the operationalization of GeoDASH.

GeoDASH revolutionizes data sharing and data use by building an inclusive and dynamic community of data providers and users. GeoDASH allows for integrated creation of data, metadata, and map visualizations. Each dataset in the system can be shared publicly or restricted to allow access to only specific users. Social features like user profiles and commenting and rating systems allow for the development of communities around each platform to facilitate the use, management, and quality control of the data the GeoDASH instance contains.

Since the fall of 2015 GeoDASH was migrated to the Government of Bangladesh and has been hosted in Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) and being used successfully by many government organizations in Bangladesh.

Please contact us if you want more information on our services and training programs for developing web based applications and platforms to help you develop customized data sharing platforms for collating, sorting, and sharing geospatial data.


GeoDASH is now hosted and fully operated by Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) with support from GFDRR, World Bank.
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Road Map for developing and operationalizing Disaster Data Sharing Platforms developed as part of the Bangladesh Urban Earthquake Resilience Project
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Tutorial and Guidebook for using the GEODASH platform developed as part of the Bangladesh Urban Earthquake Resilience Project.
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