ECA delivers geospatial training in Ethiopia


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ECA delivers geospatial training in Ethiopia

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. 

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