Geographic Approach:
Building Geospatial Capability
for an Agency
Agenda
• GeoCenter Summary
• Building USAID Capability
• Monitoring & Evaluation
• Software options for beginners
USAID GeoCenter
GeoCenter created in Nov 2011 as the first Geospatial office for all
of USAID devoted to applying geograph...
Geographic Approach
GeoCenter Program Structure
GeoCenter organized to focus on supporting programs:
• Remote Sensing
• Geospatial Training
• ...
•Established
network of 43
USAID GIS
Specialists
• Mostly FSNs
•Conducted 20
trainings
•Trained 280 staff
GeoCenter USAID ...
Building Mission GeoCapability
• Mission Malawi - Focused on longer term geospatial programing
• Consists of one Program O...
Building Mission GeoCapability
Program Office
1- GIS Advisor
4 Tech Offices
1 M&E GIS each
Tech Office
Many Data Creators
...
Building Mission GeoCapability
• AIDtracker + is an interim solution
for mission performance
information management
• More...
Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL
Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL
Esri Maps for Office, Key Features
• Create dynamic color-coded, point, clustered point...
Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL
Everything happens somewhere…
Thank You
Tiffany Holland
GeoCenter PM
tholland@usaid.gov
Visualization of Data
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Presented by Tiffany Holland, GeoCenter, USAID/OST, at the March 2014 MEASURE GIS Working Group Meeting.

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Geographic Approach: Building Geospatial Capacity for an Agency

  1. 1. Geographic Approach: Building Geospatial Capability for an Agency
  2. 2. Agenda • GeoCenter Summary • Building USAID Capability • Monitoring & Evaluation • Software options for beginners
  3. 3. USAID GeoCenter GeoCenter created in Nov 2011 as the first Geospatial office for all of USAID devoted to applying geographic analysis to development programming through: • Mapping & Analysis • Building agency capacity to use geographic data & tools • Establishing resources & methods to collect, manage, use, and share data • Engaging with geospatial communities: interagency, international, NGO, academic, private sector
  4. 4. Geographic Approach
  5. 5. GeoCenter Program Structure GeoCenter organized to focus on supporting programs: • Remote Sensing • Geospatial Training • Visualizations & Cartography • AGOL (ArcGIS Online) • Analysis
  6. 6. •Established network of 43 USAID GIS Specialists • Mostly FSNs •Conducted 20 trainings •Trained 280 staff GeoCenter USAID Capacity Building MISSIONS PILLAR BUREAUS REGIONAL BUREAUS PARTNERS
  7. 7. Building Mission GeoCapability • Mission Malawi - Focused on longer term geospatial programing • Consists of one Program Office with strong GIS experience • Four Technical Offices with designated M&E Specialists • GeoCenter to build capacity of the entire Mission by focusing levels of training on specific groups
  8. 8. Building Mission GeoCapability Program Office 1- GIS Advisor 4 Tech Offices 1 M&E GIS each Tech Office Many Data Creators Field Operators Many GIS Users Beginner- Maps for Office Advanced- ArcGIS Open- QGIS Training
  9. 9. Building Mission GeoCapability • AIDtracker + is an interim solution for mission performance information management • More than 26 missions have expressed interest in adopting AT+ • GeoCenter supporting AidTracker + rollout • GeoCenter traveling to 5 Missions for AT+ roll out visits to train geospatial aspects of AT+
  10. 10. Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL
  11. 11. Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL Esri Maps for Office, Key Features • Create dynamic color-coded, point, clustered point, or heat maps. • Add demographics and lifestyle layers to addresses and locations. • Display infographics that provide instant information about people in a specific area. • Find all locations in one map layer that are within a certain distance of locations in another map layer. • Add your interactive maps to PowerPoint presentations or paste map images into a document.
  12. 12. Introducing GIS through Excel-AGOL
  13. 13. Everything happens somewhere… Thank You Tiffany Holland GeoCenter PM tholland@usaid.gov
  14. 14. Visualization of Data

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