Knowledge Hub


UNITAC's Knowledge Hub is a comprehensive repository of publicly available resources produced by our experts in topics related to digital technologies and innovation for sustainable urbanisation. We offer policy and research papers, reports, as well as links to other relevant websites or platforms. We will constantly keep expanding the scope of resources and we welcome suggestions for inclusion of specific material.


UNITAC Progress Report 2021


An overview of the progress in the constitution and materialization of UNITAC within the first six months of 2021.

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BEAM (Building & Establishment Automated Mapper) User Manual


A guide to take new users of the BEAM tool through the steps required to detect buildings in aerial photography and store the results in shapefiles that can then be used in GIS-tools such as QGIS or ArcGIS.

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Experimenting with data for urban planning in the city of Maceió, Brazil


A results and recommendations article derived from the research into relevant tools for better data collection and management in the state of Alagoas, Brazil.

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