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Latest Activities for International Committe of the Red Cross (ICRC)

GIS support for ICRC in 2019
Jan / 2019 to Dec / 2019

In 2019, CartONG was solicited to support the ICRC GIS team for two different projects. The first project was a story map highlighting what role GIS analysis can play when trying to assess the populations’ access to street lights in different neighbourhoods of Buenaventura. The story map can be found here. The second project was to build an atlas for Venezuela, including dedicated maps created for ICRC but also containing readily available information from the web in one document which can be used to brief new staff ready to be deployed. Learn more in our 2019 Annual Report.

GIS support for ICRC in 2018
Apr / 2018 to Sep / 2018

In 2018, CartONG was activated to support the GIS team of ICRC for a few months, working on 4 different projects.

  1. The first project entailed the creation and customization of a webmap using ArcGIS Online and geoform focusing on media monitoring and mapping violent events in Fortaleza, Brazil.
  2. The second project was oriented towards web development of a plugin for exporting a web map in pdf.
  3. In parallel, we worked on enhancing ICRC’s online Archive Access Application.
  4. In addition, CartONG compiled communication material working on icons and designing a flyer explaining GIS services available to ICRC’s staff. It was a perfect occasion for our team to develop scripts for batch processing of icons.

Learn more by reading our 2018 Annual Report.

Digitization for ICRC
Jan / 2017 to Dec / 2017

CartONG was activated twice in 2017 by ICRC to support them by generating data in OpenStreetMap and preparing databases that were then exploited by the ICRC Water & Sanitation teams to plan their operations.

The first project was led in Goma (Democratic Republic of the Congo), where ICRC needed map to plan new water distribution infrastructures. A second similar project was conducted in October to map the cities of Diffa and N’Guigmi in Niger using OpenStreetMap. Leanr more by checking out our 2017 Annual Report.

Thematic mapping for ICRC

CartONG produced Base maps and Emergency maps, as well as compiled Geodatabases and Atlases for the International Comittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) headquarters in Geneva.

The deliveries included maps for ICRC concerning Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Middle East and 100 contextual maps of other countries. All of these geographic data were about specific themes like communications, services, energy, and economic data, in order to enable the comprehension of the local context and make decision making easier.

ICRC Geoportal User Training Material

Production of screencasts explaining the use of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Geoportal for non-technical staff.

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