While in mission in Lebanon, the CartONG Information Manager started working on elaborating a guideline for using smartphones to take GPS coordinates and geotagged pictures. On request of UNHCR, this product was turned into a White Paper on Geotagging and Picture services which can easily read coordinates embedded in a camera picture.
Additionally, CartONG worked on the creation of 20 Powerpoint Map Packs for Emergency Coordinators and Emergency Information Managers without any GIS background. Template maps are pre-created for Emergency operations and can be used to visualize new figures or the WWW (“Who What Where”). Part of this exercise was also the review of all admin level boundaries utilized for the countries. The admin levels were cleaned and integrated into a PostGreSQL database for UNHCR to consume for their global dataset.