PUMA is being developed to enable World Bank staff in the East Asia region working at the metropolitan and city scale to derive a standard preliminary analysis that better informs the priorities and facilitates the cross-sector coordination of their investment and advisory activities. The platform and its outputs will help the World Bank and its clients develop a shared understanding of the long-term spatial, economic and environmental implications of land use, spatial development and infrastructure investment choices. This assignment is part of the World Bank’s larger “East Asia and Pacific Regional Urban Flagship” that will support economically efficient, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable urbanization in East Asian countries.
PUMA will be used to produce standard city profiles that will draw on the various layers of data and functions described in detail below, and at the same time enable user-driven customized analysis. Gisat‘s services include both production of multi-temporal land cover / land use layers for selected metropolitan areas based on Earth Observation data and development of the software framework for the platform implementation using Open Source software solutions.
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