Thursday, March 25, 2010

Unveiling of the new online Okavango Delta Information System (ODIS

The GIS laboratory unveiled the new online Okavango Delta Information System (ODIS) last week at HOORC, which was characterised by a ‘hands-on’ demonstration where participants could experience how to load and view different map services on the Map viewer, search for spatial data and documents using the data discovery tool and how to contribute data to ODIS using the share interface. ODIS is an knowledge management system which is intended to bring together scientific data and information (spatial and non spatial) about the Okavango Delta and Basin amongst researchers, resource users and managers. Although preliminary test data was used for the orientation sessions, the GIS lab is planning to make additional map services, data and documents available through ODIS. ODIS was built using ESRI technology for the map viewer and Voyager GIS for the data discovery function. Comments and suggestions can be sent to or call Mr Masego Dhliwayo or Mrs Anastacia Makati on +267 6817243.

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