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 web-services - in particular their Field Information Coordination and Support Section (FICSS) now called Global Data Service (GDS). CartONG also participates to the discussions in how GIS should evolve in UNHCR in the future.
Here are some of the projects we have been working on:
CartONG implemented a Map Portal for UNHCR. This portal is a repository of all pdf maps produced by UNHCR and in the future partners as well. Other mapping products such as web maps are also available through the map portal and users can request new mapping products through the portal as well. CartONG worked on the Map Portal in 2017 and 2018, adding advanced user management features as well as a resource center. The Map Portal was later decommissioned in 2019 and replaced by the Operational Data Portal which now hosts the apps which previously existed on the Map Portal as well as new ones.
CartONG implements the Site Mapping together with UNHCR GDS unit (Global Data Service, previously known as FICSS) 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).
CartONG continuously works on improving the site mapping application.
Our staff worked for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Uganda, doing creation and maintenance of return monitoring database, collection and compilation of GPS coordinates, production of maps, and capacity building of local staff.
This project helped ACF-US and governmental partners to set up and maintain over time the Water Information Management System of South Sudan. The solution chosen to ensure than field teams could update the information on a regular basis was Akvo Flow.
At the end of the project, an Aweil East State Water Points Functionality Map was also published.