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Good afternoon everyone!  Since I'll speaking today about GeoNode and it's relationship to CAPRA, I wanted to write a quick blogpost that would give you some more details about the project.

GeoNode provides an open platform for the access, management, and publication of geospatial data. The tool is built upon mature and free open- source software and is designed to allow non-technical users to easily share their data and use it to create interactive maps.  

GeoNode’s data management system allows for intergrated curation of data, metadata, and map visualizations. Each dataset in the system can be shared publicly or restricted to allow access to only registered users. Soon to be released social features like user profiles and commenting and rating systems allow for the development of communities around each platform to facilitate the use, management, and quality control of the data the GeoNode instance contains.

GeoNode is being implemented as part of the CAPRA Initiative.  Risk assessment projects like CAPRA are very data and analysis intensive, requiring information from a wide variety of sources.  This means collaboartion.  GeoNode can help these initiatives collaboratively manage the input and output data created and collected as part of risk assessments.  The results of Phase 1 of the CAPRA project can be found on a GeoNode linked from the website.  The OpenDRI and CAPRA teams are working together in Nepal and 3 other countries in South Asia to faciliate better management and sharing of risk information. 

There is a vibrant open source community of users and software developers involved in the advancement of the GeoNode platform. A recent road-mapping summit brought together representatives of the World Bank, USAID, NASA SERVIR, AIFDR, Harvard University, the Global Earthquake Model, and other organizations to discuss future development plans. Facilitating the global growth of this community is part of the core mission of the World Bank's Open Data for ResiIience Iniative (OpenDRI).  You can learn more about that project at

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