Adb announced the launch of the Afghan GeoPortal in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Initially, Spatial Ventures’ national GIS feasibility study had been a first step to leading to this result.
See the announcement here.
The Management Committee in New Caledonia approved the management plan of the Coral Sea Park (28/02/2018).
The 2018/19 agenda includes the designation of several MPAs around pristine reef & seamounts as well as a tourism policy design.
Spatial Ventures supported Conservation International and the French Marine Protected Area Agency producing geomorphology mapping, benthic environment and habitat/biologic classifications.
More information about the park can be found under the link
https://mer-de-corail.gouv.nc/en/, including an overview of the area.
The Coral Sea Management plan is found here.
A corresponding bounding-box is returned through an additional Postgis request, querying st_extent of the features’ geometries.
The Afghan Government agreed on new policies on the use of geospatial data – the launch date was 6th September 2017.
This process is in-line with a larger project establishing a GIS online system across government and other institutional sectors – initially supported by Spatial Ventures and Alcis (UK) through a feasibility study and needs assessment for implementing a GIS-based information platform.
This was great opportunity in October this year to understand the principles of operating fixed wings and copters with Uni Adelaide and CI. Also the insight of associated data lifecycle was interesting to go through. Overall, a nice option for monitoring the landcover and observing conservation related issues/outcomes.
Great article on vegetation indices developed from drone imagery