SuperGeo Develop Biodiversity GIS

SuperGeo Technologies has developed a Biodiversity GIS application for the Endemic Species Research Institute, which will enable users to integrate survey data from different individuals, groups or websites. This project aims to offer users a more convenient query interface, data management and survey tools and to attract users to supply and utilise more valuable survey data. Through the Internet platform, users are able to connect to other databases. The personalised survey data management software offers users customised management functions. The website also provides the links to statistical information and a distribution chart of survey data, as well as the survey... (read more)
2009-11-12 03:51:13

Bringing in GIS (1)

GIS is often considered a solution in search of a problem, and GIS solutions are promoted as the cure for all business challenges. The authors advocate a ­top-down, rather than a technology-driven, solution and describe a meth-­­odology for identifying strategic objectives and representing how GIS can support them. As advocates of GIS often discover, many barriers exist to finding funding for a technology-led project that gives priority to functionality over business value. A budget-holder will often lack knowledge regarding GIS and how it can positively impact business; occasionally, they even display cynicism as to its capacity for delivering value. Discovery... (read more)
2008-07-09 12:00:00


In a renewed effort to boost power supply in Lagos State, the management of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), has inaugurated a Geographical Information System (GIS), unit for prompt service delivery. The new information technology installed by Hafmani Nigeria Limited at the Lagos Island business unit of Eko Electricity Distribution Zone is to monitor all power problems in the state for routine maintenance, repairs and rectification.Hafmani, which is the technology consultant to the PHCN, has, however commenced a nationwide training for staff of the PHCN to meet the operational standard of the GIS equipment. Speaking at the inauguration... (read more)
2010-07-20 03:51:35

GIS for Urban Conservation

Change Detection and Priority Determination in Historical Turkey
GIS is a very useful tool in the planning of urban conservation. GIS includes integration of vector and raster data, geographical referencing, correction and spatial adjustment. GIS analysis tools and map overlays improve the accuracy of decision making. With the help of GIS, the authors detect changes in the historical urban sites of Odunpazarý District of Eskis,ehir in Turkey and determine conservation priorities. Major urban centres in developing Turkey face a population explosion, which began in the 1950s. As a result, cities have changed in size and scale, type of housing, land-use patterns, street layout and architectural style. These features... (read more)
2005-03-21 12:00:00

Nationwide GIS for Thailand

Thailand will get its first nationwide GIS by the end of the year, which will provide a detailed digital map of the country's resources and allow for better management across government agencies. Previously various government departments had their own GIS systems that were largely incompatible. The national project was initiated by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as part of plans for e-government and for better management of natural resources. The Agricultural Ministry, which oversees the digital map project, awarded an 832-million baht contract to ESRI (Thailand). The company is working with GIS Data, a subsidiary of CDG Group, to develop the... (read more)
2005-06-20 12:00:00

Cartography and GIS Conference

Supporting Research in the Balkan Peninsula
The first international conference on Cartography and GIS took place at the ski-resort of Borovets in Bulgaria from 25th to 28th January 2006. The main goal was to introduce modern cartographic research in the Balkan peninsula and wider region. Organised by the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy of Sofia in collaboration with the International Cartographic Association (ICA), the conference, which was widely supported by industry and the Bulgarian government, offered an excellent forum for exchange of ideas among researchers. Participants from Eastern European countries were in the majority, but participants also came from South Africa, Hong Kong and... (read more)
2006-03-27 12:00:00

Next Generation GIS Portal

The US Department of the Interior has selected ESRI (CA, USA) to develop full implementation of the Geospatial One-Stop Operational Portal (GOS 2), providing new ways of sharing geospatial information to improve decision-making processes. Since its launch in July 2003 the prototype has provided a central site for posting and discovering metadata about agency resources. The experience ESRI gained through administering GOS 1 has directly led to improvements in usability and functionality. The GOS site compiles more than 75,000 metadata records. GOS 2 uses the proven Google Search Appliance for a new method of integrated spatial and subject searching. Metadata... (read more)
2005-03-17 12:00:00

Thinking About GIS

Esri Press has released the fourth edition of Thinking About GIS: Geographic Information System Planning for Managers, the seminal book on planning and implementing a geographic information system (GIS). Roger Tomlinson, widely known as "the father of GIS," has updated this edition to include the latest trends in geospatial technology.   Drawing from decades of Tomlinson's consulting experience and worldwide GIS seminars, this book bridges the communication gap between senior managers who oversee information technology systems and technical specialists who design and implement the systems. It provides common ground for both groups so that each clearly understands the methodology needed... (read more)
2011-03-28 02:12:11

SuperMap Appoints Japak GIS

Japak GIS Limited in Kenya is appointed as the authorized exclusive distributor of SuperMap GIS products for Kenya and Ethiopia, and the non-exclusive distributor for Uganda and Tanzania. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, JapakGIS is a GIS software development and services company that provides platform software, customised software and solutions to all market segments.   JapakGIS has been involved in various GIS projects in the Government, NGO, community development projects and environmental organisations. The company has qualified staff in sales support, projects management and application development. Its mission is to help customers get the most from their investment in GIS. JapakGIS's... (read more)
2011-08-25 01:40:44

Medical Mobile GIS Tracking

Every healthcare provider, in order to make decisions, needs specific information from external sources made available to them more than fifty times a day. The challenge is obvious: better methods have to be found to get ‘the right information to the right person at the right time.’ Developments in integrating (geospatial) information technologies, including GPS, remote sensors, wireless networks, smart cameras and internet-linked communication systems, make it possible to achieve this aim. In the wake of these developments there is growing interest on both the medical and geomatics side in decision support using advanced (geospatial) technologies. The development of wireless... (read more)
2007-12-08 12:00:00
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