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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

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