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Webmap of CartONG missions on Mapping & GIS

Latest Activities for Mapping & GIS

Training on GIS
Jan / 2016
Emergency mapping deployments (MSF)
Jan / 2014 to Dec / 2015

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.

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GIS strategy 2013-2015, Map Centre and mapping (MSF-CH)
Jul / 2013 to Dec / 2015

MSF Switzerland initiated in 2012 a reflection on the value of GIS in their operations. The last quarter of 2013 saw the beginning of a strong collaboration between MSF-CH and CartONG. We support MSF-CH in defining their needs and are putting into place the first 2-years plan GIS strategy.

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GIS Strategy 2016-2019 (MSF)
Apr / 2015

Following the first strategy of 2013-2015, CartONG worked together with MSF Switzerland in defining the evolution of GIS in MSF-CH to support the movement for the period of 2016-2019. 

Camp Mapping for non-GIS specialists (UNHCR FICSS)
Jan / 2015

CartONG implements camp mapping together with UNHCR FICCS unit by deploying a user-friendly smartphone application for data collection and maintenance and store all collected information online in versatile web maps accessible to all actors in need of it. Already covered camps are accessible in the webmap section of the map portal (maps.unhcr.org)

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Implementing Map Portal (UNHCR FICSS)
Jan / 2015

CartONG is implementing a map portal for UNHCRThis portal is a repository of all pdf maps produced by UNHCR and in the future partners as wellOther mapping products such as webmaps are also available through the map portal and users can request new mapping products through the portal as well.

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Supporting implementation of GIS (UNHCR FICSS)
Jan / 2013

From installing and maintaining their ArcGIS servers to supporting modifications to database structure and enriching the database with new layers and linking to external databases, CartONG supports UNHCR in structuring their GIS webservices. CartONG also participates to the discussions in how GIS should evolve in UNHCR in the future.

Mobile Data Collection and GIS trainings (Bioforce)
Jan / 2012

CartONG intervenes every year in different Bioforce Institute trainings (in particular project managers, WASH coordinators and Logisticians) in Lyon to heighten awareness on the uses a good mobile data collection and mapping can bring. These trainings are 1 to 2 days long.

CartONG also gives trainings for Bioforce partners in the field, such as in 2017 for the Diakonie NGO in Chad- The training was composed of 3 days on project cycle management, with a strong emphasis on M&E (given by a Bioforce consultant) and of 2 days on MDC given by a CartONG staff​. Find out more here.

Information Management and GIS: Field based project, Uganda (UNHCR)
Feb / 2007 to Jul / 2008

Our staff worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCRin Uganda, doing creation and maintenance of return monitoring databasecollection and compilation of GPS coordinatesproduction of maps, and capacity building of local staff.

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HQ trainings on MDC/IM/Mapping (Solidarités International)
Sep / 2007

CartONG have since 2007 intervened 3 times from 1 to 5 days each time to train Solidarités International staff on Mobile Data Collection or Geographical Information Systems.

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