Updated dataset accessibility
The Platform developed the methods and allocated funding to update the global elevation model dataset SRTM, in increase its spatial resolution from 90M to 30M. SRTM is one of the highest-demand datasets produced by CGIAR that has uses in climate research, agronomy, modeling large-scale breeding decisions, and more. Updated SRTM will be available Q2 2019.
In addition, the Platform refined the method and allocated funding for the Spatial Production Allocation Model, (SPAM) led by IFPRI to update it to 2015 (the current version is 2010). SPAM was the most-requested dataset during stakeholder surveys conducted online and at the Big Data Platform Convention. The updated SPAM is expected by Q2 2019.