Obtaining high-quality environmental, social and political geospatial datasets, which are both up-to-date and globally consistent, can be challenging and time-consuming, especially for countries in the developing world.

To address this problem, 4EI has developed a Country Intelligence product suite, delivering globally consistent, satellite-derived, human and physical data across a broad, and increasing, range of countries. Our capabilities can be applied anywhere in the world, allowing us to produce datasets for specific regions or requirements as well as off-the-shelf products.

This data establishes vital situational awareness to inform everything from the planning and deployment of new sites or essential resources, to real-time crisis management, to long-term international development strategies.

4EI’s Country Intelligence

The 4EI Country Intelligence suite contains multiple data layers and a diverse range of metrics, giving a deep level of insight into the social, political and environmental history of each country. Each data layer can be supplied for multiple years, facilitating detailed change detection and trend analysis.

Our pricing is flexible. Datasets can be ordered as a complete set, as a combination of layers or as individual layers. We will help you determine the intelligence you need to reach your goals and meet your budget, to deliver a data package to meet your requirements. There is also the option to subscribe to updates, so you’ll always have access to the most relevant and timely data.

Examples of the data layers and packages we can provide include:

Category OR Thematic AreaInformationCategories

  • 1km Grid
  • Layers showing the spatial distribution of a country’s population, split into standard demographic categories
  • Men
  • Women
  • Under 5s
  • Youth (15–24)
  • Over 60s
  • Women of Childbearing Age (15–49)
SocialWealth Index

  • 1km Grid
  • Unique to the market, 4EI developed Wealth Index showing the distribution of economic activity across a country
Data can be delivered either showing the grid % contribution to a country’s total GDP or in World Bank Purchasing Power Parity Dollars (PPP) (US$)
PoliticalSignificant Events

  • Significant events in a country’s history delivered in a georeferenced information layer
  • Political
  • Biological (Disease Outbreaks)
  • Geophysical
  • Meteorological
  • Climatological
  • Humanitarian
Environment & InfrastructureLand Cover Classification

  • Polygon Dataset classifying a country’s land cover; annual changes can be produced by request
  • Urban and Built-up Land
  • Agricultural Land
  • Rangeland
  • Forest
  • Water
  • Wetland
  • Barren Land
  • Tundra
  • Perennial Snow or Ice
Environment & InfrastructureTransport

  • All primary transport infrastructure, including full road network down to a tertiary level
  • Road
  • Rail
  • Aviation
  • Maritime
Environment & InfrastructurePoints of Interest

  • Significant points of interest delivered as a georeferenced point dataset
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Religious Buildings
  • Energy Centres

Use cases

Our products are application-led, facilitating a range of sectors and innovative use cases. Our products provide vital insight and situational awareness for strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation within environmental and international development and aid organisations, government and defence.

Country Intelligence provides detailed data that is verified and globally consistent. It can be used in models and intelligence systems to identify and track impactful trends within populations, cities and landscapes. Gaining actionable insights, customers are supported to create targeted strategies, apply effective action and induce fundamental change within societal frameworks.

Some specific use cases include:

  • Location analytics and site evaluation for urban planning
  • Demographic and environmental change monitoring to inform government policy making
  • Emergency healthcare planning and delivery, such as vaccine deployment
  • Infrastructure and point of interest location for strategic mission planning
  • Urban and social impact assessments due to significant human events
  • Climate impact assessments due to significant environmental events
  • Geographical and social monitoring to guide aid-resource deployment