Open Geospatial Data for Energy Access
Geographic information systems (GIS) are increasingly being used in energy planning and by private sector practitioners. Through qualitative interviews with 49 leading practitioners in the public and private sector, data of most importance and current open access data sources for energy access could be established along with the identification of information currently lacking from open data sources. In order to provide insights in adopting GIS techniques into electricity access analysis, this project will
• Highlight the importance of open geospatial data in supporting the energy access agenda.
• Evaluate the availability, quality and utilization of such data in current electrification practices.
• Perform a gap analysis that will initiate a dialog towards future development in this field.