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Overview of GIS in CRS. Kathryn Ramirez Geographic Information Systems Specialist March 30, 2011 ICT4 Development Conference Lusaka, Zambia. Introduction. Kathryn Ramirez Baltimore, Maryland (HQ) Create/Perform GIS Trainings Provide Guidance on GIS Implementation

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Overview of GIS in CRS

Kathryn Ramirez

Geographic Information Systems Specialist

March 30, 2011

ICT4 Development Conference

Lusaka, Zambia

introduction
Introduction
  • Kathryn Ramirez
  • Baltimore, Maryland (HQ)
  • Create/Perform GIS Trainings
  • Provide Guidance on GIS Implementation
  • Assist in the design/deployment of the GIS architecture
  • Create maps when approved
project background
Project Background
  • Making Information Spatial to Improve Decision Making and Project Management
  • Located in Pockets
  • Need for Training and Expansion
  • Opportunity to Compare Standardized Data Across Regions
ict solution
ICT Solution
  • ArcGIS 10.0, ArcGIS Explorer, Google Earth
  • ArcGIS- ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute)
  • Tech Support
    • -ESRI
    • -CRS
  • Staff Support
    • Training Time
    • IT Support Time
    • Software User Time
key challenges
Key Challenges
  • Data Standards
    • Projections-GPS units, and spatial files
    • Accuracy
  • Data formats
    • .jpg,.shp, .mxd, .kml, .kmz, ascii., ect.
  • Metadata
lessons learned
Lessons Learned
  • GIS is a Great Tool That Has Benefited Many Projects
  • Donors are Asking for Spatial Data
  • Improves Project Management
  • Encourages Standardized Indicators
sustainability
Sustainability
  • Computer Literacy
  • Software Costs
  • Hardware Costs
  • Training Time
summary and close
Summary and Close
  • Localized Pockets
  • Standard Platform
    • Training and Capacity building
  • Improve
    • Project Management, Decision Making, and Showing where we operate
  • ICT4D solutions require carefully managed technological, personnel, and process changes
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