Pastoral Resource Browser

Global Nominee

Pastoral Resource Browser received a Global Nomination.

THE CHALLENGE: eMobile Pastoralism

Help pastoralist communities around the world preserve their livelihood, by providing them access to information and resources (e.g grass land, water, safe routes) to prepare and support their migration journey.

The objective of the project is to design a working prototype for a mobile application which provides pastoralists community with information on land monitoring: water availability, grassland, and assist communities in networking.


The Problem:

In the entire world are 200 millions of Nomadic Shepherds and most of them live in very hostile environment. Even if they now very well the places and have a lifetime experience it is still very difficult for them to find water and grass for the animals they have. Specially in areas where raining is not an usual thing.

Our Solution:

Using images from satellites provided by NASA we manage to apply some image recognition filters, like measuring the amount of green and the intensity of it, in order to find the amount of green field, which usually means grass, in any specific area of the world. So, we divided the entire world in small squares and analyze the particular data showing on our map the amount of grass available for animals.

In future:

We plan to manage a way of analyzing the amount of water vapors in the air in order to identify water spots in the different areas of the world. Also we plan to create a parser for news feeds in order to identify possible dangers that can affect the pastors.

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Resources Used

The resources used to make this project are mainly from NASA World View Earth Data (EOSDIS Worldview):


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