Big data is a powerful tool for tackling climate change – humanity’s greatest challenge in the 21st century. Geospatial data is a form of Big Data that is drastically improving mitigation/adaptation strategies for climate change and increasing the likelihood that we collectively accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals. By giving businesses and governments a firm understanding of evolving mobility patterns and spatial relationships, geospatial intelligence can decrease resource consumption, lower pollution and carbon emissions, enhance our resilience to climate-induced natural disasters, and more.
Researchers, businesses, and government agencies leverage mobile location and Point-of-Interest (POI) data to advance sustainability. Let's look at some of these use cases.