[HOT] GIS for the UN and OSM

FOFANA BAZO BAGNOUMANA fofana.13bazo at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 17:51:09 UTC 2014

salut à tous,
contrairement à Sev, je dirais moi que j'ai fais mes débuts avec la gamme
des produits ESRI. A l'époque on ignorait l'existence de logiciels open
capables de faire presque et même les mêmes choses que la gamme des
produits ESRI. j'ai personnellement commencé par Arcview, mais je l'ai très
vite trouvé limiter et je suis passé à arcMap. Mais les contraintes de
licence m'ont vite fait rechercher des softs libres, et c'est là que je
suis tombé sur QGIS, GVSIG, et plusieurs autres softs libre et aux
fonctionnalités assez puissantes.

2014-04-08 13:20 GMT+00:00 Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> I am currently with Nicolas at the GIS for the UN<http://gisfortheun.com/> conference
> in Geneva, organized by ESRI (for those who do not know nothing about GIS,
> it is a kind of Microsoft for GIS softwares - except they work better than
> Windows 8 :). Good update about ESRI products and capacities cause I did
> not use ArcGIS much (or at all) since 2011. I am definitely an Open source
> software fan, but ESRI still remains by far the first GIS software used by
> humanitarian organizations and we need to see how to interact with it so
> that the OSM data is more (and more) used, what is basically our main goal.
> But actually the ESRI workshops will stand tomorrow and the day after to
> know how ESRI. Today was more keynotes and kind of speed presenting from
> various organizations. Was great to meet people from MapAction and SBTF but
> also responders, GIS officers from the UN we meet less and see either their
> use of OSM, sometimes massive, or their limited knowledge about it. We
> really have a lot to fill on this. Providing more consolidated data is also
> a key, as often OSM mixes very precise detailed areas to some others
> scarcely mapped. Improving this should clearly one main collective
> objective (I talked about it a few weeks ago here<https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/sev_hotosm/diary/21038>)
> and the TM v2 will be a great help.
> An opportunity to know more as well about the http://opendata.arcgis.com/initiative (thanks Mikel for the suggestion). Adoption of this folder and
> approach would allow HOT's humanitarian partners to more easily share
> relevant data into OSM.
> Sincerely,
> Severin
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Fofana Bagnoumana Bazo
Etudiant en Master II (Géographie, Gestion des Ressources Naturelles)
A l'université de Ouagadougou
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