Geographic Information Systems and IT Development (GISIT)
Geographical Information Systems IT Works (GISIT) and the Diversity of Applications
Geographic Information Systems and IT Development has an array of limitless purposes for all industries, social economic development and government/non-government organizations, etc. Imagine the potential that one can harness from interactive data-mapping of a country’s social economic supply and value chains across multiple industry and/or sectors; your nodes of interest could become points of interactive data-filtering… These projects are extremely useful when it comes to social economic development activities covering a array of categories: watersheds, pastural management, rural community development, displaced persons, SME development, health development, education development, tourism development, supply chain SWOTs, value chain SWOTs, and more… Almost every imaginary concept can be placed into tangible and quantifiable data-sets that can be represented onto an interactive mapping system for quick access to visual data flows.
In 1999, I was employed by USAID funded Mercy Corps International to take all of Mongolia’s watershed data throughout all provinces (across the country) and produce 3D interactive maps that show the flow of underground water resources based on season, rainfall, ground level, water level and well depth… once it was converted into both 3D images overlapped with thermal flows, a once unknown resource became visible and action plans could be developed.
In 2000, I was again contracted by USAID funded The Competitiveness Initiative to take Mongolia’s industry data and provide similar data-mapping sets that would show the consolidation of Mongolia’s livestock and risk that it would have on Mongolia’s pasture and water resources.
Today, I continue to employ this same process into the development of the internationally honored and awarded GER to GER Agency and Foundation – surveying, community asset mapping, a variety of assessments, planning, management, monitor, evaluations, etc., in addition to the “core sampling” methodology that we use towards our strategic planning processes.