We create household data maps by mapping all visible household/building locations in an area of your choice using high resolution satellite imagery.
We create detailed statistics from the household data maps and present them in useful forms to suit your needs.
See your data in context of 300 other layers of data and over 500,000 other datapoints of useful global information, such as admin boundaries, roads, % electricity access at subnational levels, tens of thousands of school and village locations, microfinance/bank locations and other useful data. We call this our Global Energy Map.
Aimed at development projects in emerging markets, detailed household location data can be used for some of the following applications:
We provide a more cost & time effective service compared to other forms of mapping and data analysis.
|Data collection method||Cost/Household||Description|
|Our data||$0.10 - $0.20||Generated from mapping visible house/building locations from satellite imagery|
|$0.50 - $2.00||Requires people in the field with handheld GPS units; time and resource heavy|
|Cadastral data||$2.00 - $5.00||Generated from creating polygon (not point) land boundaries; slower to create|
If multilateral, donor and foundation organizations fund a global public data set of household/building locations to assist in poverty-alleviating development, the data can be available for all to make the maximum use of, and will likely result in sharing of processed data (eg. distance from roads, distance to grid, distance to water sources, etc) as well as project locations.
A possible implementation plan to map 100 million households could be as follows:
|Million households mapped||Cost per house||Cost Budget|
Recognising the need for a cheap, effective, fast way to map houses and other features in remote markets, DevelopmentMaps started developing a last-mile mapping technology for its own internal use in planning energy infrastructure in developing regions.
We now offer our services in mapping for many other organisations. Some of our past clients range from institutions including The Asian Development Bank and World Bank as well as practitioners such as Hivos and MeraGao Power.
DevelopmentMaps is a part of Village Infrastructure, a not-for-profit organisation focused on providing financing solar lighting for rural communities in developing countries. All proceeds from Development Maps goes towards funding Village Infrastructure initiatives.