Dr. Adam Lewis, managing director at Geoscience Australia’s Digital Earth Africa Establishment Team. Photo by: Digital Earth Africa

CANBERRA — Open data cubes are designed to make freely available satellite data accessible to a wide audience by providing scientists, policymakers, small business, and more, with access to data tools and analysis platforms.

Work on the “most ambitious and important data cube implementation globally” began to scale up in August as the Digital Earth Africa project gathered technical advisors in Nairobi to consolidate feedback that will support its work program and product roadmap.

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    Lisa Cornish

    Lisa Cornish is a Devex Reporter based in Canberra, where she focuses on the Australian aid community. Lisa formerly worked with News Corp Australia as a data journalist for the national network and was published throughout Australia in major metropolitan and regional newspapers, including the Daily Telegraph in Melbourne, Herald Sun in Melbourne, Courier-Mail in Brisbane, and online through news.com.au. Lisa additionally consults with Australian government providing data analytics, reporting and visualization services. Lisa was awarded the 2014 Journalist of the Year by the New South Wales Institute of Surveyors.