Article posted on: Friday, August 18th, 2006

Building GIS Capacity in Aceh

NGIS staff provided GIS support, initially to the UN Information Management Service and later to the BRR (Bureau of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation), following the devastating tsunami of December 2004.

The Spatial Information & Mapping Centre (SIMC), establised at the BRR, provided at maps and data to agencies involved in recovery programs at no cost.

NGIS staff designed and developed solutions to make high-resolution imagery readily available to the recovery community and to integrate the many disparate databases used by the BRR.

Thousands of high quality maps were produced and provided free-of-charge to agencies working on tsunami recovery projects. A comprehensive GIS database for the entire province was developed, with associated data model and metadata. Spatial analysis and modelling were used to identify sites for re-development and agricultural suitability.

NGIS activities included developing a strategy for using spatial information in Aceh. A detailed architectural design for Aceh spatial data infrastructure (SDI) was prepared and included database modelling, training, capacity building, developed guidelines and policies re the use of spatial information.

The solution

The SDI solution is now being implemented and it will provide vital decision support for sustainable planning in Aceh.  It includes an online data catalogue, intranet web-based solutions for government agencies and a simple online mapping interface.

Project Summary

Client: Bureau of Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (BRR)
Location: Aceh, Indonesia

Interested in more information?

Contact: Paul Farrell, CEO
Email: info@ngis.com.au
Phone: 08 9355 6000