Discussion » Data Sharing: Where do we go from here?
What are the next steps? What are the short, medium and long-term goals for the region?
THis is from Jim
Hey Bradley, good question! I think it is important for participating countries to apply what was discussed at workshop at a local level.
Here is a summary of the activities that we have undertaken in Saint Lucia since attending the workshop in Grenada:-
We will update the group on our progress.
Great job. Keep up the good work.
sounds like you been busy Jim. If you are permitted i would like know the 3 Open Source GIS applications you will evaluate.
Matthew, we are in the process of coming up with the three. Should have something later this week.
Another thing we have done is to make a list of the data holdings in the various departments - the name of the data files, creation date, format type, feature class, projection etc. We are in the process of prioritizing the list in respect to adding/updating the metadata.
Hi Brad and others:
I was hoping to comment before but was unable. Regarding the next steps I am not employed with government so I cannot speak it next steps in that context.
My interest is in getting government and non-government persons using GIS not for making maps for for planning and decison making. For example only yesterday I was advising the head of Traffic Department on how he could use GIS for planning and decision making. I encouraged him to contact the Physical Planning Department and I plan to introduce him to open source.
I have been using open source for along time because I have use Mac. I would like to see the next step in terms of who could use GIS besides people mandated for making maps. Visualization is only one aspect of GIS.
Bradley I came across this important article on data sharing. It should clarify some of the questions and issues that you might have or may not have though about. Click on this link below to access the pdf file:-