Your organization collects data every time a team goes to the field, but is this data fully utilized, or is it lost within a PDF document? Would you like to visualize your NGO’s core information on a map in order to get a better sense of where the needs are and, therefore, to plan your activities accordingly? Do you want to implement a new activity but only have the name of the village and are unsure where that village is?
The saying “a picture is worth a thousand words” could not apply better than to GIS applications: using a map, you can visualize at a glance where needs are and where resources are, and then to analyse how best to link the two. Having a geographic overview of a situation can dramatically improve evidence-based decision-making. From printed base maps (where infrastructure data provides a good overview of a region) to sector-specific dynamic maps (to quickly visualize the evolution of a situation through time), geographic information is vital for a good understanding of a situation. In order to be able to produce maps, you need to find the existing geographic data and ensure your sector data is in a usable format. You also need to conduct analysis relevant to each sector. A GIS strategy allows you to define standard procedures that optimize workflow and ensure that GIS products reach the people who require the information. CartONG assists humanitarian organizations in their GIS work with any or all of these steps.
Learn more about how CartONG can help you with your GIS and mapping projects below:
CartONG est en train de réaliser une étude sur les usages des NTIC dans le cadre de micro-projets de développement. Cette étude est lancée depuis le début du mois de janvier 2017 et devra être rendue dans le courant du mois de mars. Elle comprendra un travail de recherche général sur l'utilisation des NTIC dans le domaine des micro-projets, et également des fiches pratiques et cas d'études à destination des structures portant des micro-projets pour les aider à utiliser ces technologies de manière pertinente.
En savoir plus sur l'étude ici.
Remote support to humanitarian organizations in the field via mapathons in France and nearby countries.Read more »
CartONG intervenes every year in different Bioforce Institute trainings (in particular project managers, WASH coordinators and Logisticians) to heighten awareness on the uses a good mobile data collection and mapping can bring.
CartONG is developing the mobile and analysis component of the FACET tool (a monitoring tool for Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in health care facilities) for Terre des hommes.
We are using Kobo/ODK for mobile data collection and a Power BI dashboard for visualisation of data and analysis.
This project aims at helping ACF-US and governmental partners to set up and maintain over time the Water Information Management System of South Sudan.
CartONG is part of an initiative whom's aim is to consolidate existing knowledge on the use of drones in humanitarian contexts and to further test, promote and disseminate their appropriate use and best practices among humanitarian organizations and the UN Clusters.Read more »
In 2015-6 we conducted two trainings for IPIS, one on Mobile Data Collection and geodatabase management (5 days) and one on ArcGIS server (5 days) for their HQ staff in Antwerp.
CartONG set up and has been managing since 2015 a community of Terre des hommes users on data collection and analysis, using Slack as a tool.
Direct GIS support has been provided for MSF in 2014-2015. First deployments were to support their Ebola response in the 3 most affected countries. As GIS gained in popularity within the movement, more GIS missions were requested, for other epidemics such as Measles, Dengue, etc.Read more »