ECA delivers geospatial training in Ethiopia
COMPUTING| June 12, 2012, 9 a.m.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has delivered training to 24 experts working on geospatial metadata creation and sharing in Ethiopia.
The training covered the GeoNetwork Open Source tool and was organised by the ICT, Science & Technology Division (ISTD) of the ECA to revamp the metadata editing and publishing process in Ethiopia.
According to ISTD, GeoNetwork is a free and open source software which is used as spatial data catalog, with an easy to use web interface to search geospatial data from multiple catalogs, create new metadata, and publish metadata and geospatial data in catalog services and clearing houses.
The sensitisation training introduced the experts to the GeoNetwork Open Source tool and how to use it. The training was designed to enable participants to continue their efforts in generating metadata and sending it to ECA to be published in its clearing house and shared with users.
For the last ten years, ECA has been working with nine partner institutions on the ENERAMED metadata tool. However, experts could not work on the tool due to its incompatibility with recent technology.
In view of this, the Ministry of Water and Energy and the ICT, Science & Technology Division (ISTD) of ECA agreed to revamp the system. The GeoNetwork Open Source tool was identified as a common metadata editing tool for its compliance with current technology and international standards.
MORE COMPUTING NEWS
WiniGroup, Ivetec train 500 Babcock lecturers on TCCDRThe 500 lecturers of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, have undergone a comprehensive training on technology usage on the platform of Total Classroom & Campus Digital Revolution (TCCDR) Project embarked upon by the university, which will see all their lecture rooms wirelessly connected. Read More
MainOne supports call for in-country data hostingThe management of MainOne’s Tier III Data Center, MDX-i is lending its voice to the call by the Office for Nigerian Content in Information and Communication Technology for Nigerian companies to host their data in-country, to avoid further foreign exchange losses. Read More
The importance of big data for Africa in 2016Understanding big data, as a concept and an offering, will have a massive impact on the African continent, says PBT Group. Read More
Ericsson Data Analytics solution captures rise of the Internet of ThingsEricsson has launched the User & IoT Data Analytics solution that will help operators improve internal efficiency in managing data from subscribers and Internet of Things (IoT) devices while exploring new cross-vertical IoT applications. Read More
More network decomposition expected in 2016Jason Dover, Director of Product Line Management at KEMP Technologies, looks at the changing network and more technology trends to look out for in 2016. Read More
Automotive Display Systems to grow to $18.6bn by 2021Driven by continued innovation in vehicle connectivity and safety technologies, global revenue from automotive display systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 11 percent to $18.6 billion by the end of 2021, says IHS. Read More
Rack Centre honoured with Data Centre Impact AwardRack Centre, Nigeria’s Premium Data Centre provider, has won the 2015 Data Centre Dynamics Award for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the Data Centre Impact Category. Read More
ITU members agree international standard for Big DataITU members have approved the first ITU standard on Big Data. The international standard details the requirements, capabilities and use cases of cloud-based Big Data as well a high-level ‘system context’ view and its relationships with other entities. Read More
Ovum: move to digital services biggest telco IT trend to watch in 2016Personalising the customer experience, improving operational efficiency and moving to new delivery models are some the top IT trends to expect from telcos in 2016, according to global analyst firm Ovum. Read More
FEATURED STORYViber Spreads Good Vibes in Africa with the introduction of public chats
Viber, one of the leading messaging and calling apps with more than 664 million unique users worldwide, has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHPoised for greater heights – Roshi Motman, AfricaCom CEO of the Year Winner
Roshi Motman is not your average CEO. Since taking up the reins as the first female CEO of Tigo Ghana in 2014, she has led the Tigo brand through a remarkable transformation.