Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Philippines Web GIS System Standards and Policies Reviewed

The Regional Geographic Information Network (RGIN) has evaluated the proposed data standards and data policy of the Climate Change and Risk Reduction Information Support System Project (CRISP) to be presented to the RGIN meeting on January 27, 2012 and to the Regional Development Council in its 2012 1st Quarter Meeting for final approval and adoption.

The data standards and data policies include the information on Geographic Information System data structures for the project, and the data sharing policy and responsibilities of the members and other end-users of the GIS data.

During the review, immediate necessity of data during natural calamities and the cost of sustaining the system are also explored as factors to consider in the proposed sharing policy. The members also suggested to include the guidelines on data updating, uploading and deleting as well as the distribution and regulation of such to third parties.

All recommendations will be incorporated in the Operations Manual of the system.

The CRISP, a joint undertaking of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United States Agency for International Development (AusAID) and National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), is a web-based information system that aims to establish a databank in support to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (CCA-DRR).

The implementation of the project is expected to run starting first quarter of next year. The CRISP will be adapted in all regions after its successful piloting region 2.

According to NEDA Knowledge Management Division Chief Ronilo H. Bulseco, the three cities in the region, Tuguegarao, Cauayan and Santiago shall also be encouraged to become part of the RGIN and they shall also be briefed on the project for wider and more accurate information system in local development planning.



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