The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) held the 49th meeting of the Governing Council at its premises in Nairobi, Kenya. The 49th meeting of the Governing Council was attended by delegates from RCMRD member States among other experts. The meeting was opened by Hon. Dr. Fred Matiang’i, the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) in the government of Kenya.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) is holding the first meeting of the Global Geospatial Information Management (GGIM). The three-day meeting has attracted over 30 participants including heads of national institutions in charge of mapping activities in African countries and in the geospatial industry, experts from academia, research institutions, and the private sector, representatives of sub-regional and regional organizations, partners and other stakeholders, producers and users of geospatial information.
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development’s (RCMRD) Director General, Dr. Hussein Farah represented the Centre at the 6th African Leadership Conference (ALC) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The conference was attended by professionals and experts as well as policy makers from around the African continent. The
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the availability of additional Sentinel-2A sample products in the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub. This development coincides with the satellite commissioning, which is currently in progress. Sentinel 2 is a multi-spectral satellite with resolutions of 10, 20 & 60 and 13 multispectral bands. Sentinel 2 is part of ESA Copernicus programme. The Sentinel-2A sample products quality is still introductory and will be enhanced in the forthcoming operational products. Sentinel-2 products can be searched for by typing any of the following queries in the search bar of the data hub: collection:S2samples, S2A*, platformname:Sentinel-2, S2MSI1C, and producttype:S2MSI1C. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development has an account with the Sentinel Scientific Data Hub and will make the data available on request.
New Sentinel-2 products available in the Scientific Data Hub