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Cloud-Enabling GIS for Conservation



This presentation was given at Association for Geographic Information (AGI) 'GeoCommunity '11' Conference on 22-Sep-2011. ...

This presentation was given at Association for Geographic Information (AGI) 'GeoCommunity '11' Conference on 22-Sep-2011.

The AGI is the UK Geospatial Membership Body.

"Cloud-Enabling GIS for Conservational Collaboration"


As higher-level GIS capabilities rapidly move to the Web, or ‘the Cloud’ as it is increasingly being called the possibilities for a seamless, integrated GIS collaboration environment become a reality for all. One group that can especially benefit from ever-decreasing set-up, infrastructure and maintenance costs are Non-Government Organisations (NGOs). One such NGO with a GIS strategy to become fully ‘Cloud-Enabled’ is Amigos de Iracambi - a Brazilian non-profit organisation whose mission is to work with the community to make the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources in the Atlantic Rainforest more attractive than its destruction.



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Cloud-Enabling GIS for Conservation Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Cloud GIS for Conservation A Case Study: Amigos De Iracambi Minas Gerais Brazil
  • 2.
    • My Background
    • Amigos de Iracambi
    • Current GIS use at Iracambi
    • My experiences working at Iracambi
    • Future of GIS at Iracambi
  • 3. Charlie Poate
    • Carlisle City Council – refuse and recycling
    • Amigos de Iracambi - conservation
    • Ribble Trust - river catchment land management
    • Cranfield University - MSc
  • 4. Iracambi research centre
  • 5. Mission
    • Atlantic Rainforest Conservation
    • Research sustainable forest management to;
      • Generate income to raise local living standards
      • Encourage landowners to conserve their land
    • Monitor and promote the conservation of endangered species
  • 6. Role of GIS at Iracambi
    • Land cover mapping
    • Community land use/infrastructure
    • Demographics
    • Environmental Protection Areas
    • Payment for environmental services –
      • Springs, streams, forest
    • Forest futures
    • Mining
  • 7. Constraints
    • High turnover of volunteers
    • Volunteer GIS Experience
    • Data Management
    • Hardware & Software
    • Electricity
    • Internet
    • GPS
  • 8. My Experiences
    • Land use and community mapping
      • GPS Garmin etrex H
      • community infrastructure and land use on the ground and using Ikonos imagery and Google Earth
    • Trail Mapping
    • Permanent sample plot locating
    • Habitat mapping
    • Demographics
    • Lightning
  • 9.  
  • 10.  
  • 11.
    • Iracambi Web Mapping v1.0 & v1.1
    • Built on bespoke code on Google Maps (v1.0)
    • Built on bespoke code on Google Maps
    • with Google Earth plug-in (v1.1)
    • Free, but.. time-consuming, technical and not agile
      • http://www.iracambi.com/earth
  • 12.  
  • 13. Future Use of GIS at Iracambi
    • Master data to be stored online at ArcGIS.com
    • Provides a platform to;
      • Store
      • Manage
      • Edit data
      • Easy access for volunteers in USA, UK and Brazil
    • Web Services –WFS and WMS
  • 14. Benefits of Cloud GIS for Iracambi
    • Stability
    • Collaboration
    • Agility
    • Accessibility
    • Visibility
    • Data Sharing
  • 15. TODAY – we move to the cloud: Iracambi Web Mapping + GIS = Iracambi GIS v2.0
    • Leveraging Esri’s non-profit Programme
    • ArcGIS desktop & ‘The Cloud’ (ArcGIS Online)
    • Current site - http://www.GeoEnabling.com
  • 16.  
  • 17.
    • Thank you for your attention.
    • We always need GIS Volunteers, to help in Brazil
    • or now remotely.
    • For more information please visit:
    • UK - http://www.iracambi.org.uk
    • Brazil - http://www.iracambi.com