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      • Knowledge sharing program report 2014/2015 (Korea, Belize)

        Published Apr 21 2017, 2:45 AM by Joyce Chang

        A very good report on the outcome of knowledge sharing program with Belize based on the idea of promoting “framework that supports the economic growth and competitiveness of Belize in the global market through the promotion of energy and food security, improved access to potable water, and utilization of science and technology to advance the wellness and livelihoods of the population to lead longer, wealthier and more productive lives."

         

        It's truly great to have Korea working with Belize on this aspect as we are entering the 4th industrial revolution and Belize really need to work on the ICT part of the development!!

         

        Belizeans, Take some time to check it out

         

        Belize < Science/Technology < Industry and Technology < Resources

      • Knowledge sharing program report 2014/2015 (Korea, Belize)

        Published Apr 21 2017, 2:45 AM by Joyce Chang

        A very good report on the outcome of knowledge sharing program with Belize based on the idea of promoting “framework that supports the economic growth and competitiveness of Belize in the global market through the promotion of energy and food security, improved access to potable water, and utilization of science and technology to advance the wellness and livelihoods of the population to lead longer, wealthier and more productive lives."

         

        It's truly great to have Korea working with Belize on this aspect as we are entering the 4th industrial revolution and Belize really need to work on the ICT part of the development!!

         

        Belizeans, Take some time to check it out

         

        Belize < Science/Technology < Industry and Technology < Resources

      • Initiative towards GIS, SDI and Resilience in Guyana

        Published Nov 25 2015, 10:48 AM by Vijay Datadin

        Guyana celebrated GIS Day on the 18th Nov 2015 under the theme 'Past accomplishments by Guyanese. Present developments in Guyana'. A successful event was held on the Turkeyen campus of the University of Guyana (UG), and was attended by many secondary school students, teachers and curriculum administrators, graduate and undergraduate students, government officials and staff, academics, health professionals and ICT and GIS professionals from the public and private sector. The occasion was marked with an opening address given by Dr. Barbara Reynolds, UG's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), and a Closing Keynote address by the Hon. Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine.

         

        Guyana_GIS_Day_2015_WBC4D.jpg

        DVC Dr. Reynolds eloquently framed the event against a great need for countries such as Guyana to use ICT including GIS to accelerate their development, stating that it was imperative to 'harness information to make Guyana grow'. The Hon. Minister of Education Dr. Roopnaraine posited that accurate mapping of areas rich in human and natural resources is not only “metaphorical or abstract priority, but also a very literal one”, and that GIS capacity development is becoming “increasingly critical” in assisting government in moving Guyana towards a guaranteed good life for all its citizens, and in democratic integration, “developmental decision-making has to be decentralised” through processes beginning with local government elections. (Guyana Chronicle 2015-11-21)

         

        The fast-paced event featured six "Lightning" presentations from Conservation International (CI) Guyana on the use of GIS to identify priority areas for conservation in Guyana - a country known for its high biodiversity; the Guyana Central Housing & Planning Authority (CH&PA) on GIS for residential settlement development; the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GTT) on 3D location analysis of high-risk areas; Guyana Power & Light Inc (GPL) on spatial data collection for electric utilities using mobile devices; the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) on its use of Free & Open Source Software for GIS (FOSS4G) for building an Enterprise GIS; and postgraduate students of the UG School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) presented an initial look at their project which uses GIS to aid urban fire-risk assessment.

         

        Guyana_GIS_Day_2015_WBC4D_2.jpgIn addition, some 14 posters from 11 organisations or individuals were on display to showcase the use of GIS in Guyana. The posters provided information on the use of GIS in mining operations, housing estates, water, electric and telecommunications utilities, market surveys, protected areas, human rights, a timeline of GIS use in Guyana, FOSS4G, and a use of open data. Though the focus of the event was not 'resilience' per se, this mobilisation of the local GIS community, has sparked fresh grass-roots discussion of GIS, open data and FOSS4G software, and created momentum in the direction of an SDI - which will contribute to and enable resilience.

         

        The event was organised by a team of 6-10 Guyanese GIS professionals and supported by the the Ministry of Education, the University of Guyana's Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Planning & Development, Centre for Communication Studies (CCS) and School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Co. Ltd. (GTT).

         

         

        Links

        Report by Guyana Chronicle Critical areas of Guyana still to be mapped  – Education Minister | Guyana Chronicle

        Guyana GIS Day website http://day.gis.gy

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      • Initiative towards GIS, SDI and Resilience in Guyana

        Published Nov 25 2015, 10:48 AM by Vijay Datadin

        Guyana celebrated GIS Day on the 18th Nov 2015 under the theme 'Past accomplishments by Guyanese. Present developments in Guyana'. A successful event was held on the Turkeyen campus of the University of Guyana (UG), and was attended by many secondary school students, teachers and curriculum administrators, graduate and undergraduate students, government officials and staff, academics, health professionals and ICT and GIS professionals from the public and private sector. The occasion was marked with an opening address given by Dr. Barbara Reynolds, UG's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs), and a Closing Keynote address by the Hon. Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine.

         

        Guyana_GIS_Day_2015_WBC4D.jpg

        DVC Dr. Reynolds eloquently framed the event against a great need for countries such as Guyana to use ICT including GIS to accelerate their development, stating that it was imperative to 'harness information to make Guyana grow'. The Hon. Minister of Education Dr. Roopnaraine posited that accurate mapping of areas rich in human and natural resources is not only “metaphorical or abstract priority, but also a very literal one”, and that GIS capacity development is becoming “increasingly critical” in assisting government in moving Guyana towards a guaranteed good life for all its citizens, and in democratic integration, “developmental decision-making has to be decentralised” through processes beginning with local government elections. (Guyana Chronicle 2015-11-21)

         

        The fast-paced event featured six "Lightning" presentations from Conservation International (CI) Guyana on the use of GIS to identify priority areas for conservation in Guyana - a country known for its high biodiversity; the Guyana Central Housing & Planning Authority (CH&PA) on GIS for residential settlement development; the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Company (GTT) on 3D location analysis of high-risk areas; Guyana Power & Light Inc (GPL) on spatial data collection for electric utilities using mobile devices; the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (DNRE) on its use of Free & Open Source Software for GIS (FOSS4G) for building an Enterprise GIS; and postgraduate students of the UG School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) presented an initial look at their project which uses GIS to aid urban fire-risk assessment.

         

        Guyana_GIS_Day_2015_WBC4D_2.jpgIn addition, some 14 posters from 11 organisations or individuals were on display to showcase the use of GIS in Guyana. The posters provided information on the use of GIS in mining operations, housing estates, water, electric and telecommunications utilities, market surveys, protected areas, human rights, a timeline of GIS use in Guyana, FOSS4G, and a use of open data. Though the focus of the event was not 'resilience' per se, this mobilisation of the local GIS community, has sparked fresh grass-roots discussion of GIS, open data and FOSS4G software, and created momentum in the direction of an SDI - which will contribute to and enable resilience.

         

        The event was organised by a team of 6-10 Guyanese GIS professionals and supported by the the Ministry of Education, the University of Guyana's Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Planning & Development, Centre for Communication Studies (CCS) and School of Earth & Environmental Sciences (SEES) and the Guyana Telephone & Telegraph Co. Ltd. (GTT).

         

         

        Links

        Report by Guyana Chronicle Critical areas of Guyana still to be mapped  – Education Minister | Guyana Chronicle

        Guyana GIS Day website http://day.gis.gy

        Related "Live" Tweets

        Photo Album

        Guyana GIS Day 2015

      • Enterprise GIS for Utility Organizations in the Caribbean – Where Are We?

        Published Mar 26 2015, 5:56 AM by Valrie Grant
        • GeoNode
        • Presentations

        Recently, I was facilitating a GIS (Geographic Information System) Training for a utility organization within the Caribbean region. During the training, participants started to speak about the workflows they presently use, the various software within the organization, their having to be converting data between different formats, etc. What became very obvious was that this organization is suffering from software overload, departments operating in silos, segmented workflows, and a clear indication that they need to have a comprehensive Enterprise Needs Assessment and Requirements study done. It was quite apparent that there was an absence of Strategic Information Systems Planning or the implementation of the results of such planning and hence what came out from the participants was quite reflective of the general lack of appreciation of the critical role Enterprise GIS plays within organizations today.

        It was dejavu as this is a story I have heard and seen a dozen times across the Caribbean region. Granted, this organization has a GIS unit with desktop GIS software and they produce some maps and reports, but they seem not to appreciate that there were other utility companies within the region where GIS is being used as a critical part of their business processes – from tracking and managing assets, supporting the production and transmission design process, to being used as a key tool in business operations; for example Outage Management, Strategic Capacity Planning and to organize and streamlined inspection and maintenance programs. But even for these organizations, are they there yet? Are these organizations maximizing their investment in GIS and other Spatial Technologies to provide real Enterprise value and benefits?

        Let’s look at some of the benefits of incorporating Enterprise GIS as part of the Strategic Information Systems planning within organizations.

        GIS has the ability to eliminate inaccuracies and inefficiencies connected with:

        • The proliferation of maps and data of differing content, accuracy and forms of representation.
        • Duplicative and counterproductive efforts of employee effort in the creation, organization, maintenance, management and utilization of maps and asset data in isolated silos. Instead of efforts focused on keeping one set of data correct, man-hours are wasted keeping several sets of possibly fragmented data.
        • Redundant and sometimes conflicting tasks and workflow resulting from the operations of isolated silos resulting in inconsistent or, incomplete maps and asset data.
        • Delayed and ineffective decision making resulting from incomplete, or even conflicting views of what the true picture is within the organization.

        Enterprise GIS can unify the business processes within organizations – in this case utility companies can present a common operating picture. Enterprise GIS is the sum of the coordinated personnel efforts working in tandem with integrated systems that support and promote geospatial data development and access across an organization. In the context of utility companies; another way of putting it is that an Enterprise GIS exists when spatial data is readily accessible and effectively used in business processes across the organization to:

        1. Support daily business operations
        2. Extensively utilized in making critical intelligence driven Strategic Decisions

        Over the past few years, the term Enterprise GIS has become more common in the GIS community. This is a clear reflection of the value to be derived at the Enterprise level.There has also been a number of changes in recent years that is allowing Enterprise GIS to be a much more attainable goal for organizations and particularly utility companies.These include:

        • New Technology
        • Easier Deployment Options
        • Increased Access to a variety of data sources
        • Increased demand from consumers for organizations to be instantaneously aware of the state of service delivery at a specific location at a given time

         

        Why would a Utility Organization want to embark on Enterprise GIS? There are many benefits to doing so.The nature of utilities will always include delivering services over large geographical areas with several departments and units responsible for managing different aspects of service development/production, service delivery and service maintenance. In addition, there is customer billing and payment collections. Often when a large number of assets and resources are utilized in field work and particularly in emergencies, precise coordination via location aware data and systems are critical. So clear benefits include:

        • Integrates geospatial data across multiple departments and serves entire organization
        • Allows connection to anyone who needs access to GI
        • Eliminates data duplication by collecting data once and using many times
        • Reduces data maintenance time
        • Ability to combine related legacy data
        • Improved workflows
        • Effective communication
        • Enforces data security
        • Timely and effective decision making

         

        Utility organizations must come to the recognition then that the traditional GIS implementation is no longer sustainable as it does not deliver the required benefits for utility organizations. Why then are organizations within the Caribbean not readily allocating resources and embracing enterprise GIS?

        Enterprise GIS initiatives are dependent on obtaining organizational buy-in and delivering measurable results. Have the GIS practitioners within these organizations failed to win over the decision makers and stakeholders to the benefits of embracing enterprise GIS? Have they failed to quantify the benefits of Enterprise GIS initiatives? Have they themselves made the shift from the traditional siloed mindset and now focused at the enterprise level in delivering strategic value?

      • Enterprise GIS for Utility Organizations in the Caribbean – Where Are We?

        Published Mar 26 2015, 5:56 AM by Valrie Grant
        • GeoNode
        • Presentations

        Recently, I was facilitating a GIS (Geographic Information System) Training for a utility organization within the Caribbean region. During the training, participants started to speak about the workflows they presently use, the various software within the organization, their having to be converting data between different formats, etc. What became very obvious was that this organization is suffering from software overload, departments operating in silos, segmented workflows, and a clear indication that they need to have a comprehensive Enterprise Needs Assessment and Requirements study done. It was quite apparent that there was an absence of Strategic Information Systems Planning or the implementation of the results of such planning and hence what came out from the participants was quite reflective of the general lack of appreciation of the critical role Enterprise GIS plays within organizations today.

        It was dejavu as this is a story I have heard and seen a dozen times across the Caribbean region. Granted, this organization has a GIS unit with desktop GIS software and they produce some maps and reports, but they seem not to appreciate that there were other utility companies within the region where GIS is being used as a critical part of their business processes – from tracking and managing assets, supporting the production and transmission design process, to being used as a key tool in business operations; for example Outage Management, Strategic Capacity Planning and to organize and streamlined inspection and maintenance programs. But even for these organizations, are they there yet? Are these organizations maximizing their investment in GIS and other Spatial Technologies to provide real Enterprise value and benefits?

        Let’s look at some of the benefits of incorporating Enterprise GIS as part of the Strategic Information Systems planning within organizations.

        GIS has the ability to eliminate inaccuracies and inefficiencies connected with:

        • The proliferation of maps and data of differing content, accuracy and forms of representation.
        • Duplicative and counterproductive efforts of employee effort in the creation, organization, maintenance, management and utilization of maps and asset data in isolated silos. Instead of efforts focused on keeping one set of data correct, man-hours are wasted keeping several sets of possibly fragmented data.
        • Redundant and sometimes conflicting tasks and workflow resulting from the operations of isolated silos resulting in inconsistent or, incomplete maps and asset data.
        • Delayed and ineffective decision making resulting from incomplete, or even conflicting views of what the true picture is within the organization.

        Enterprise GIS can unify the business processes within organizations – in this case utility companies can present a common operating picture. Enterprise GIS is the sum of the coordinated personnel efforts working in tandem with integrated systems that support and promote geospatial data development and access across an organization. In the context of utility companies; another way of putting it is that an Enterprise GIS exists when spatial data is readily accessible and effectively used in business processes across the organization to:

        1. Support daily business operations
        2. Extensively utilized in making critical intelligence driven Strategic Decisions

        Over the past few years, the term Enterprise GIS has become more common in the GIS community. This is a clear reflection of the value to be derived at the Enterprise level.There has also been a number of changes in recent years that is allowing Enterprise GIS to be a much more attainable goal for organizations and particularly utility companies.These include:

        • New Technology
        • Easier Deployment Options
        • Increased Access to a variety of data sources
        • Increased demand from consumers for organizations to be instantaneously aware of the state of service delivery at a specific location at a given time

         

        Why would a Utility Organization want to embark on Enterprise GIS? There are many benefits to doing so.The nature of utilities will always include delivering services over large geographical areas with several departments and units responsible for managing different aspects of service development/production, service delivery and service maintenance. In addition, there is customer billing and payment collections. Often when a large number of assets and resources are utilized in field work and particularly in emergencies, precise coordination via location aware data and systems are critical. So clear benefits include:

        • Integrates geospatial data across multiple departments and serves entire organization
        • Allows connection to anyone who needs access to GI
        • Eliminates data duplication by collecting data once and using many times
        • Reduces data maintenance time
        • Ability to combine related legacy data
        • Improved workflows
        • Effective communication
        • Enforces data security
        • Timely and effective decision making

         

        Utility organizations must come to the recognition then that the traditional GIS implementation is no longer sustainable as it does not deliver the required benefits for utility organizations. Why then are organizations within the Caribbean not readily allocating resources and embracing enterprise GIS?

        Enterprise GIS initiatives are dependent on obtaining organizational buy-in and delivering measurable results. Have the GIS practitioners within these organizations failed to win over the decision makers and stakeholders to the benefits of embracing enterprise GIS? Have they failed to quantify the benefits of Enterprise GIS initiatives? Have they themselves made the shift from the traditional siloed mindset and now focused at the enterprise level in delivering strategic value?

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