Geospatial data can support transparency in disatater-related situations.

In 2008 the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) completed its study on the transparency, accountability and audit of the Tsunami-related aid in Indonesia.

One of the main lessons of this study was the added value of geospatial data for the planning, coordination, monitoring, accountability and audit of disaster-related aid. INTOSAI concluded that, in order to ensure long term accountability and transparency, geospatial data should be immediately included in the information structure of agencies involved.

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