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Hello Folks,

I'm new to this list. I work for a company in Spain like cartographer and geomarketing analyst.
I would like to get some examples or documentation about "GIS and Non Governmental Organization".

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Victoria

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Hi Victoria,

Welcome to Cartotalk!

Your question seems a little vague. Are you interested in how NGO's use GIS? Perhaps you might explain why specifically you are looking for examples.

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Victoria, I also think you need to specify NGO more clearly - in a general sense that group is extremely broad.
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Hi all
Really my question is little vague becuase is a general question. I would like to help some friends (NGO´s workers) with their ngo project. Water, infraestructure, health..... They always ask me to make some thematic maps.

I´m thinking thematic maps is ok, but perhaps they can use really GIS technology.

So, I would like to know examples of ngo project (water, health...) with GIS technology.

Thanks a lot,

Victoria

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Victoria, I think you need to think of it more from the standpoint on what kind of map it is and how it will be used. The question is - is the legal status of the organisation really that relevant for this discussion?

For uses - I am thinking more of - is it a map for advocacy, field-work or planning?
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hi hugo,

I´m going to participe in a NGO project (Spanish NGO) in my university. I´ll have a lot the real question in the future; really I have a vague idea today.

My first question is: where can I get administrative cartography of Asia (especially Indonesia and India). A cartography in shape format... I look at the FAO web but i don´t see indonesia and india administrative cartography.

So, are there anothers public sources where can i get this maps


thanks for the help

victoria



Thanks for the help,

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My first question is: where can I get administrative cartography of Asia (especially Indonesia and India). A cartography in shape format... I look at the FAO web but i don´t see indonesia and india administrative cartography.

So, are there anothers public sources where can i get this maps


The GIS Data Depot has administrative areas in E00 format.
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VMAP/DCW has it. Doesn't the ESRI data & maps DVD have it as well, if you have access to Arc?
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Thanks a lot Hugo¡¡¡

I get indian cartography in your links

ciao

victoria

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Hi Victoria,

Welcome to Cartotalk!

Your question seems a little vague. Are you interested in how NGO's use GIS? Perhaps you might explain why specifically you are looking for examples.

If Victoria wants to learn this she should pick up a book called Geo-Business, GIS in the Digital Organization. So far it has been a good read.

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Hi Victoria,

Welcome to Cartotalk!

Your question seems a little vague. Are you interested in how NGO's use GIS? Perhaps you might explain why specifically you are looking for examples.

If Victoria wants to learn this she should pick up a book called Geo-Business, GIS in the Digital Organization. So far it has been a good read.


Why don't you write a review? No seriously, judging by the title it sounds like something that could be of interest to some people here, so I'd love to hear a bit more about it and why you think it's a good book.
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