- Published: Wednesday, 31 August 2016 14:23
New Information Platform in Honduras Forestry Sector
The National Institute of Forest Conservation and Development launches the first Geoportal and Geoservices of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), as part of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDES), realized with an investment of 117,000 Euros.
Forest IDE is an information display (Geoportal), which provides quick access to updated information and forest sector contributes to greater transparency and understanding of the forest heritage; Additionally facilitates the consultation and downloading of updated official data ICF to forestry, and also the implementation of a metadata catalog that facilitates the creation, storage, management and use of geographic information in an orderly country.
The Geoportal (Spanish language) is developed in open source and configured based on mature and stable applications as GeoServer, GeoNetwork, PostgreSQL and OpenLayers. From a single access point, users can execute all activities: navigate maps, view and share geospatial information, view, search, and manage data and metadata, manage the system and all parameters and settings. To use of these functions, the structure of the GeoPortal includes three applications:
Geographic viewer: navigation, visualization and analysis of geographic information
Metadata Catalog: Display, Search and Insertion Metadata
Administration Panel: Administration GeoPortal, visible only by authorized users
This technological platform contributes to the implementation of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (INDES), facilitating links with other international, national and local levels that support the management of natural resources and land use in the country. It will also allow you to interact with other sectoral platforms (sectoral IDE) that in the future they are created.