Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science United Nations Geographic Database.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science United Nations Geographic Database."— Presentation transcript:

1

2 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science United Nations Geographic Database

3 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Co-ordination of Cartographic Services of Specialized Agencies and International Organizations Resolution of 19 February 1948 Recommendations of 18 May 1949 Cartographic Section Library and Information Resources Division Department of Public Information Provide cartographic / geographic services to the UN Secretariat Office of the Director Statistics Division Department of Economic and Social Affairs Organize United Nations Regional Cartographic Conferences

4 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science

5

6

7

8

9 OPERATION STABILISE: INTERFET PRESENCE CORRECT AS AT (NEW YORK) OCT 99 COUNTRIES DEPLOYED ARE: AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UK, US, BRAZIL, PHILIPPINES, MALAYSIA, FRANCE, THAILAND (Deputy Commander) INTERFET PRESENCE MILITIA ACTIVITY Militia 9 Oct 10 Oct HQ WESTFOR

10 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science

11 Rely largely on paper maps, sometimes nothing at all No sharing of geographic information No institutional structure to co-ordinate cartographic / geographic efforts Existing geographic data sets are of varied quality, and not necessarily reflect appropriately the views and policies of the UN Lack of formal arrangements with National Mapping Agencies No common database, no comparative analysis Problems

12 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science To develop and maintain a global geographic database consisting of basic cartographic elements and toponymic information, which would serve as a geo-referenced base for overlaying and exchanging information within the UN system. Such a database would reflect appropriately the views and policies of the United Nations, and should be viewed as a crucial capacity building effort that will revolutionalize the way various components of the Organization interact in pursuit of common goals.

13 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Is 1:1 million good enough? Field Operations PlanningBriefing Report Writing Detail Larger scale General Smaller scale

14 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science

15

16

17 Multi-Scale Geographic Database Global view depicting international boundaries Country profile view Detailed view of Hot Spots

18 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Geographic Data Layers International boundaries First and second order administrative units CoastlinesDrainage Transportation networks Elevation Physiological features Settlements

19 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Database Requirements Distributed network with participating agencies as the custodians of their respective data layers Must be shared freely within the Organization Must be MAINTAINABLE

20 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science United Nations Geographic Database - - What is missing? - - What needs to be created / updated? Existing UN Data Commercial Data National Mapping Agencies Existing Global and Regional Data Sets Possible Data Sources

21 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Phase I (Programme Development) Needs assessment Database design (taking maintenance into account) Data standards (ISO/TC211, ICA Standards Commission) Hardware and network design Compile existing and accessible databases Create global second order administrative units Data dissemination prototype on the web Prototype for detailed hot spot data Collaborative arrangements among UN agencies and programmes, national mapping agencies, and industry partners In 1 Year ?

22 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Nomadic Pastoralists Spring/Summer Movements Food Economy Zones of Afghanistan Afghanistan - Characterising Food Security Strategies

23 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science

24 Drought Risk Index (DRI) for Africa and WFP Projects DRI Data Source: Gomez, FAO, 1998 WFP Project Location data source: WFP/VAM unit Graphic by WFP/VAM Unit, Sept 1998 Drought Risk Index values range from -2 (low Risk) to 4.5 (high risk). In this presentation they have been reclassified into three main classes, as indicated in the above legend All boundaries are approximate and unofficial LEGEND Low Risk Medium Risk High Risk WFP Projects Location Missing DRI data

25 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science

26

27 Questions ? COSTS what are the major cost drivers which costs provide opportunities what costs have to be sustained, and how can we sustain such costs how can costs be met CUSTOMERS who are the customers what do they want why do they need our product how attractive are our products / services (a) today (b) in the future how can we sustain to meet customer needs PARTNERS who are the partners what are their products / services how can partners respond to customer needs

28 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Geographic Information Working Group

29 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Collaboration Maintenance Living Database

30 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science The United Nations Geographic Database Project is seen not only as a vital tool in geographic analysis, cartographic display and spatial data exchange, but also as a crucial capacity building effort that will revolutionalize the way various components of the Organization interact in pursuit of common goals. The development of a common UN Geographic Database is in itself a highly relevant initiative not only to the UN organization but to all state members and, in particular, to those nations trying to understand and incorporate the new information technologies to induce economic growth, welfare and democracy, by promoting more livable communities. – Dr. Santiago Borrero

31 Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization General Assembly, 54 th Session Achieving peace and security Preventive diplomacy and peacemaking Peacekeeping Post-conflict peace-building Electoral assistance UN, regional organizations and security DisarmamentSanctions Cooperating for development Eradication of poverty Social development Sustainable development Africa UN Fund for International Partnerships International legal order and human rights International Criminal Court International Tribunals Meeting humanitarian commitments Coordinating humanitarian action Delivering humanitarian services Assisting refugees Engaging with globalization Economic and social dimensions Globalization and the environment Uncivil society Implications of globalization for security Managing change Creating a culture of communication Administration and management Legal affairs Project services Accountability and oversight


Download ppt "Meeting on Cartography and Geographic Information Science United Nations Geographic Database."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google