Roundtable #2 – Geographic information and development: environmental GIS
Tuesday, November 6th, 2-3:15PM, Room D
Geographic Information Systems are used for many extremely interesting applications in the humanitarian and emergency rescue fields. However, we should not forget that they are nowadays used in almost all the domains of governance in the industrialized countries. Environmental policies are not an exception: the aim of this roundtable is to present examples of use of mapping for a sustainable development, discussing the following topics:
Which tools and applications for environmental engineering are transferable in developing countries?
How to create projects using the latest technologies while being applicable on the field, sometimes on a small scale?
Which resources and tools are available for environmental NGOs who wish to use geographic data?
Clovis Grinand (EtcTerra) – Chairperson : Assessing the climatic impact of development projects: from the field to the information system (in French)
Dominique Audéoud (Institut de Géographie Alpine): Presentation of SIGENV project (SIG for environment) and Applayers application (geographic layers management for environment) (in French)
Patricia Dankha (PlanetAction): How geographic information helps the environment
Julien Gonnet (Rongead): Market Information and Support Service (MISS), a tool for agricultural value chains