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iHub By Jessica Colaço / October 8, 2011

Geospatial Meetup at the iHub

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The demand for spatial data infrastructures has been on the increase in the recent past. How do modern cartographers move from data creation,attribution, to publishing. With the advent of web mapping, dissemination on spatial data has become more important than ever. What options do we as modern cartographers/GIS professionals have? How do the different infrastructures compare with Open Geo-spatial Consortium Standards(OGC)? Are there any open source approaches to this? Well come find out as the team from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk and Reduction share ideas on how spatial data can be shared and disseminated. The team will also give an  overview on GeoNode, how to set up a Spatial Data Infrastructure(SDI) in minutes.


Virtual Kenya is an online interactive platform with related materials for those with no access to the Internet. It is designed to provide improved access to high quality spatial data and cutting-edge mapping technology to allow more Kenyans to use and interact with spatial data in their educational and professional pursuits. This will be accomplished by providing online access to publicly available spatial data sets and by offering users a number of interactive tools and learning resources for exploring these data. Users both inside and outside of Kenya will be able to view, download, publish, share, and comment on various map-based products.

Trimble is a leading provider of advanced positioning solutions that maximize productivity and enhance profitability.Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated solutions allow customers to collect, manage and analyze complex information faster and easier, making them more productive, efficient and profitable. Come learn on the latest in the GPS technology field.

The meetup is scheduled for Friday 14th October,2011

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Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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