SERVIR-Amazonia teams who co-develop geospatial services have the incredible opportunity to receive support from NASA-funded Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). This year the need was to improve the user interface design to make geospatial applications more user friendly, and by now, the SMEs already contributed with advice to improve:
- RAMI, the Gold Mining Monitoring app already in use in the Peruvian Amazon,
- TerraOnTrack, a service that allows traditional communities and indigenous people to quickly identify potential threats to their territories and monitor illegal activities on the ground.
- The Amazon Dashboard which tracks individual fires in the Amazon region using a new approach to cluster and classify active fire detections by fire type.
This two day workshop was the culmination of SERVIR-Amazonia’s UI/UX collaboration with a cohort of SMEs from the organization Development Seed who worked over the past few months with the Program to review and implement design changes of applications with the aim to increase their use and impact. At the conclusion of the event, several workshop participants expressed interest in incorporating Mapbox Studio into their future service developments.
Megan Danielson and Mikel Maron