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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Enabling Ghanian Exports and other Government GIS News

The Geographic Information System (GIS) will create a data base for exporters in food and agro processing products, which will enable Ghana to avoid the risk of having its exports to the European Union (EU) markets reduced. ... The GIS project involves the unique identification of products and raw materials from sources in originating countries and maintenance of accurate records on geographic location of firms, farms, factories, movements and utilisation of products at all stages of the value chain.

Sounds like a great idea; gathering the data sounds really difficult.

- CitiFM Online

The Indian State of Kerala launched it own SDI.

Dubbed as the Kerala Spatial Data Infrastructure Geoportal (KSDI Geoportal), the system allows users to share and access geo-referenced information related to political and administrative boundaries, state geography, demography, agro and socio economy, resources and infrastructure facilities with their attributes.

It's in beta and not publicly available.

6.  Who all can access the Geo Portal system? 
Various government departments, NGOs, academies, Industries and scientific organizations can access the Kerala Geo Portal by registering online. Users can access the relevant map features depends on their roles created by the Administrator. 

- FutureGov

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tool, http://dsi-map.go.th, is designed to provide both state agencies and landowners with the same source of mapping data with transparency to avoid possible arguments over land ownership.

The tool for Thailand is built on Google Maps and open source (OpenLayers). The project was selected as an Innovation Idols Thailand award winner under the Innovation Thailand project, sponsored by Google and the Commerce Ministry's Intellectual Property Department. Six other projects were selected, too.

- BusinessWeek

by Adena Schutzberg on 01/24 at 04:30 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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