GSDI Small Grants Program 2010-2011

It is with pleasure that the GSDI Societal Impacts Committee recommends the below listed as winners of the 2010-11 GSDI Small Grants. Additionally, the URISA’s GISCorps evaluating others for potential geospatial professional services support.


  1. Ethiopia - Establishment of Geospatial Metadata and Clearinghouse Node Using Open Source Solutions
    POC: Information Network Security Agency (INSA); Temesgen Alemayehu
  2. Ethiopia - The 2nd General Congress of the GIS Society of Ethiopia Promoting the need for National Spatial Data Infrastructure of Ethiopia
    POC: Geographic Information Systems Society of Ethiopia (GISSE); Dr. Dagnachew Legesse
  3. Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe National Spatial Data Infrastructure (ZNSDI): Making NSDI a Reality by Raising Awareness through National Workshops and Publication of an NSDI Newsletter
    POC: University of Zimbabwe; Mr. L. T. Buka and Mr. Neddie Mlambo


  1. Indonesia - Tailor-Made SDI Workshop & Training: Use of GeoPortal for Integrating Community Data and SDI Layers in Support of Collaborative Efforts in Urban Disaster Reduction in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    POC: Gadjah Mada University; Dr. Trias Aditya
  2. Kyrgyz Republic - SDI Awareness Training – Central Asia (SDIaware.CA) POC: Kyrgyz GIS Association (KgGISA); Dr. Ainura B. Nazarkulova
  3. India - Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESA) of Western Ghats of India-Capacity Building for stake holders for developing Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
    POC: Open Source Geospatial - India (OSGeo-India); Santosh Gaikwad
  4. Philippines - Workshop for the Harmonization of Spatial Data Infrastructure and Application to the Ancestral Domain Database Information System
    POC: Ancestral Domains Office, National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP); Director Myrna Caoagas


  1. Jamaica - NSDI Awareness CampaignPOC: Office of Prime Minister, Land Information Council of Jamaica, National Spatial Data Management Division; Ms. Cecille Blake


  1. Ukraine - The Development of the Thematic Component of Spatial Data Infrastructure in Ukraine
    POC: Institute of Geography of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Dr. Putrenko Victor
  2. Southeast Europe - Workshop for Building Network Related to the South Eastern European Spatial Data Infrastructure
    POC: Hungarian CASCADOSS Association; Géza Péter Juhász

Cash Award and the offer of professional services from GISCorp:

These two projects from Nigeria will be collaborating.

  1. Nigeria - Integration of Web Map Services with the current Nigeria NGDI Portal POC: National Space Research and Development Agency (NASDA); Dr. Ganiyu Ishola Agbaje
  2. Nigeria - Sensitization Program for the GRDC Metadata Clearinghouse Node and the Extension of its Present Capabilities
    POC: Geographical Resources for Development Centre (GRDC); Anthonia Ijeoma Onyeahialam-Okoro

URISA GISCorps: These projects are being evaluated for potential support.

  1. Indonesia - Establishing Metadata And Clearinghouse Nodes Spatial Planning Data Policy
    POC: Jaringan Kerja Pemetaan Partisipatif (Indonesian Community Mapping Network); Kasmita Widodo
  2. Cameroon - Development of a Geodatabase of the Activities of Councils Forests in Cameroon
    POC: Centre Technique de la Forêt Communale (CTFC); Nankam Appolinaire

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