Mapping our Pacific Geospatial Future

Imagine a world without maps. It’s hard to do. Humans are born map-makers, instinctively looking for landmarks, making sense of patterns, and forming connections when we venture beyond our known environment.

From the Pacific to the global stage: QGIS* manual now available in five languages

What was initially a Pacific training resource is now a global tool, thanks to the collaboration between the Pacific Community (SPC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

High Resolution Population Grid for the Pacific Region

The availability of reliable and timely spatial population data is highly valuable when analysing a wide range of sustainable development areas, including Disaster Risk Assessment and Response, Health and Infectious Disease, Water Availability or Coastal…

Pacific response to COVID-19 is demonstrating power of regionalism

Health supplies being loaded for PNG as part of the PHP-C The Pacific Heads of Health recently held a virtual meeting under the shadow of COVID-19. The tone was understandably sombre and serious. The crisis being faced across the globe has certainly not…

Strengthening GIS Capacity in Marshall Islands

A two-week training to upgrade Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) skills was held in the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) from 3-12 December 2019. The training aimed at building capacity of the RMI GIS User Group with…

QGIS Workshop

Regional Workshop on the Use of Geographical Information Systems for the Conduct of Agricultural and Population Censuses and Surveys Learn more about this event:SDD event website For further information please contact: GIS Officer, Mr Luis De La Rua

PopGIS3: a new tool to visualise development statistics in Tonga

A new online mapping application developed by SPC, and called PopGIS3, is being released today in Tonga – the first Pacific Island country to benefit from this technology. It will allow visualisation of data according to where it has been collected, also…
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