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  • Issue no. 76
  • February 2014

GIS

Awhere-ACT: predicting pest outbreaks in Africa

Awhere-ACT, a user-friendly geographical information systems (GIS) tool, is helping farmers and scientists in Africa to combat pests such as stem borers and the cassava green mite. Read more...

Using ICTs to eradicate the Carambola fruit fly

An IFAD project aimed at eradicating the Carambola fruit fly in Suriname and French Guiana is using satellite technology to effectively target infested areas. Read more...

Reducing the vulnerability of Pacific ACP states

The South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) successfully uses Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology for water risk management purposes. Read more...

TADinfo: An information system for animal health

Juan Lubroth and Akiko Kamata explain how a software package developed by the FAO is helping veterinary services to prevent outbreaks and halt the spread of animal diseases. Read more...

Mobile GIS and local knowledge in monitoring carbon stocks

Jeroen Verplanke describes the development of a mobile GIS unit to record and monitor the carbon stored in natural forests. Read more...

The African Geodetic Reference Frame (AFREF) project

Any meaningful natural resource management programme requires maps and other geographic information for effective planning and efficient implementation. Just as one does not build a house without firm foundations, any project, application, service... Read more...

TechTip: AGIS

Suppose you are an extension officer and you need information about the boundaries of a farm or on the soil properties in a particular district – life would be a lot easier if you could retrieve these data at will. Read more...

TechTip: IAPAD

The Integrated Approaches to Participatory Development (IAPAD) programme has developed Participatory 3D Modelling (P3DM), a community-based tool that merges GIS-generated data, local knowledge and traditional spatial information (cognitive maps) to produce a 3D relief model. Read more...

TechTip: Geonetwork, spatial information management software

Advances in remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technology have led to a dramatic increase in the amount of available geographic information – from satellite imagery and spatial databases to interactive maps. Read more...

TechTip: GIS Invader

GIS Invader is an interactive geographic information system for registering aquatic alien species and creating distribution maps, developed by the Zoological Institute of the Regional Biological Invasions Center (RBIC) of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Read more...

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