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Population Explorer™ for Determining Beneficiaries (Part 1)

Posted by India Young on August 22, 2018

Population Explorer works closely with international development organizations to help determine the impact of resources on local populations. In this week's blog, we look into an interesting case study where Population Explorer is used to identify African beneficiaries of infrastructure projects like wells.

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Tags: Population Mapping, Policy-Makers, education, research, Science, Disaster Response, Aid Distribution, Nutritionists, Public Health, Wells, Africa

Population Explorer™ for Public Health

Posted by India Young on August 10, 2018

The field of public health works to promote and protect the health of citizens and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Those in the public health field work to prevent people from getting sick or injured by promoting wellness and encouraging healthy life choices. Population Explorer helps the public health sector by providing accurate, fast population and demographic data so first responders, epidemiologists, health educators,  public policymakers can retrieve the data they need immediately and effectively. By using the Population ExplorerTM application, those in the public health sector have access to an unequivocal, interactive mapping tool that instantly sources the most accurate, authoritative, and current demographic data available.

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Tags: Population Mapping, Policy-Makers, education, research, Science, Disaster Response, Aid Distribution, Nutritionists, Public Health

Meet the Team: Rob

Posted by India Young on August 3, 2018

Welcome to the third post in our “Meet the Team” series! Today we chat with Rob Rose, Chief Operating Officer and Co-founder of Population Explorer. To date, we've highlighted our team's collaborative and dynamic company culture, the result of their authentic character, diverse talent, and scholarly expertise. What makes the team even more interesting though, is learning how their achievements are rooted in applicable, real-world experience and a dedication to helping the world's most vulnerable populations. With this post, we asked Rob to share his narrative, and what life events have propelled his 30-year dedication to natural-and-human-caused disaster analysis and response. Rob's story is both inspiring and interesting, revealing even more of what drives the passion and compassion behind Population Explorer.   

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

Meet the Team: Allan

Posted by India Young on July 5, 2018

Welcome to the second post in our “Meet the Team” series! Today we chat with Allan Kinoti who works in Sales, Marketing, and Analytics. We’ve already talked about how the Population Explorer team is a friendly, collaborative group of dynamic colleagues, who have a high bar for excellence and experience. But did you know that the team is based all around the world?

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

Meet the Team: Kyle

Posted by India Young on June 20, 2018

Welcome to our first blog post in our new Meet the Team series! As anyone who follows the startup industry knows, a solid, flexible team is critical for success and sustainability. Population Explorer is lucky to have these assets, apparent in their friendly, collaborative group who organically blend intelligent strategizing, creative problem-solving, and effective business practices. You can tell the team has been working together for a while. They are relatable, relaxed, and have a sense of humor, while still maintaining intellectual rigor. Over the next few weeks, we will share conversations with our team members, highlighting what inspires their work and how they contribute to the successes at Population Explorer. 

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Tags: Team, Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Maps, Data, Demographics

Population Explorer™ for Humanitarian Response

Posted by Katie Toren on May 15, 2018

Disasters affecting human populations are occurring with increased frequency. However, the best estimates of how many people are impacted by a major disaster are often based on cursory or poorly-supported guesses. Why? Because responders do not have access to population-specific data; and if they they do, it is usually out of date or at resolution that lacks sufficient detail for meaningful decision making. Best guesses and expert opinions often inform multi-million dollar relief responses, rather than relevant, location-sensitive data. The need for better demographic information to respond to natural and human-caused disasters is clear.

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Tags: Population Mapping, Aid Distribution, Disaster Response

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