BASIC SANITATION INFORMATION SYSTEM - (BaSIS)

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

UNICEF

BaSIS - is a decentralised M & E sanitation system developed to aid in the implementation of the CLTS (Community-Led Total Sanitation) at both sub-national and national levels.

Application Purpose

The system is basically built to provide GIS-based data and information along the implementation of CLTS by field facilitators. Data collected and submitted with the BaSIS mobile data collection app is visualized as maps, charts and tables on the platform.

Application Link

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Ghana Investment Fund For Electronic Communication - (GIFEC)

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

GIFEC

Ghana Investment Fund For Electronic Communication (GIFEC) contracted CERSGIS do a comprehensive digital mapping of all its project sites in to M & E application for hosting on its web portal for easy access by organizations and individuals.

Application Purpose

The objective of the project is to improve access to information to the general public and other key stakeholders. Specifically, the project seeks to achieve the following: * Provide real time information and data to the general public * Create opportunities for partnerships and linkages with other organizations * Facilitate effective monitoring of GIFEC projects * Ensure effective utilization of the GIFEC webpage

Application Link

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Cocoa Life Project

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Mondelez International

Cocoa Life is a Cocoa Sustainability program initiated by Mondelez International. We profiled and mapped farmers and their farms respectivily using handheld GPS devices and created spatial database on the bio-data of farmers, farm ownership and farm sizes which will be used by Mondelez International for their operations.

Application Purpose

The purpose of the project is • To build a spatial database • To provide relevant information to support the entire cocoa life program.

Application Link

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GIS/Database Development for Tax administration

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ghana Revenue Authority

The Ghana Revenue Authority has a mandate to identify all tax payers in the country and through effective tax regime, collect revenue for the state. To widen the tax net and improve the tax administration, this system is to help identify all the potential tax payers across various tax districts. As part of this assignment, the Ghana Revenue Authority procured the development of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation database application to tax administration.

Application Purpose

• GPS data processing • GIS Database Development • GIS/GPS Training of Project Staff • Web application development

Application Link

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NDPC - GIS-based National Infrastructure Planning Web Portal

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Development Partners , MMDAs and General Public

The Project is a development of an online Geographic Information System database of all planned infrastructural development for the country. It is based on the National Infrastructure Plan developed by the NDPC. The platform shows the distribution of these projects across the country and their projected economic benefits after implementation. This allows for the spatial analyses on the data by decision makers and all other stakeholders. It also makes available socio-economic indicators as base maps for almost all analyses.

Application Purpose

• Development of an integrated GIS database for all NIP projects in Ghana • Development of a web portal to host the platform. • Programming of interactive map interface and upload of GIS data using ArcGIS online. • Commissioning and Training of stakeholders on the use of the online GIS platform. • Platform Maintenance and periodic updates.

Application Link

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The Program on Forests - Assessment of Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunities in Ghana

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

The Program on Forests (PROFOR)

The objective of this project is to provide decision-makers and opinion leaders from different sectors in Ghana with critical preliminary information and analysis on opportunities for restoration of lost forests and degraded lands as a basis for national REDD-plus strategies within the context of multifunctional land use.

Application Purpose

• National Stakeholder • Forest cover mapping • National Land use/Land cover mapping. • Regional Validation Workshops • Report writing

Application Link

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Transportation GIS for Ministry of Roads and Highways

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Roads and Highways

The objective of the Transport Sector Project for Ghana was to improve mobility of goods and passengers through reduction in travel time and vehicle operating cost, and to improve road safety standard. The assignment was to develop a GIS Centre at the Ministry of Roads and Highways and managed by Research, Statistics and Information Management Directorate. The GIS-T would be used for a wide variety of transport- related applications for planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

Application Purpose

• Acquiring and Processing- geospatial data • Analysing and Interpreting- to deliver business critical information • Formatting and Managing- presenting data in a form usable by clients for their business • GIS Designing and System Development- developing software system for the analysis, management and integration of geographic data into business processes. • Hosting and Delivering- Implementing of technologies and developed system to enable geospatial data to be easily managed, while providing for rapid delivery.

Application Link

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Flood Risk Mapping in 5 African Adaptations Project (AAP) Districts

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

NADMO/UNDP

As part of the African Adaptation Project on climate induced flood and drought risk maps for 5 floor prone districts in the country. The consultancy service provided by CERSGIS has resulted in the ability of the districts to know their spatial flood and drought risk profiles.

Application Purpose

• Developed flood and drought risk maps for 5 districts in the country using GIS based multi criteria evaluation. • Organized district workshops and validated drought risk maps in 5 districts. • Trained district stakeholders in GPS field mapping and data collection

Application Link

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CERSGIS / USAID - Online GIS Platform for Agriculture Development In Ghana

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Development Partners and Decision makers in the Agric industry

The goal of this initiative is to help fill the data gap in Ghana’s agriculture transformation. Users to the online platform will be able to access agriculture related geospatial data needed for specific agricultural related projects. This will serve as repository of all agriculture related geospatial dataset in the country

Application Purpose

• Development of the web-based platform • Publicize the online platform • Train users • Update the portal periodically

Application Link

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National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone GPS/GIS Mapping project

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone

As part of UNDP-Sierra Leone funded programme on strengthening Electoral Management capacities CERSGIS was contracted by the National Electoral Commission (NEC) of Sierra Leone to develop and implement a GIS based Mapping and Spatial data Management System as part of its five years strategic plan.

Application Purpose

The consultancy service provided by CERSGIS has resulted in the ability of NEC to use GPS to capture data and process the data to develop an electoral geo-database useful for planning, monitoring and evaluation of electoral resources.

Application Link

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Ministry of Energy - GIS/Database Development for the Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP)

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Energy

The Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) assisted Government of Ghana in improving the operational efficiency of the electricity distribution system and increasing the population's access to electricity. Additionally the project was aimed at transitioning Ghana to a low-carbon economy through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Application Purpose

The Application is to be used for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) based planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation database application to facilitate implementation of the GEDAP.

Application Link

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Piloting Cocoa Holding Mapping and GIS Database Development

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

IITA-STCP Ghana

The IITA-STCP Ghana was interested in exploring the possibility of mapping cocoa farms with GPS technology, and developing a GIS database for a pilot area in the Ashanti Region Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKU) was identified for the pilot.

Application Purpose

This project employed GPS and GIS analysis tools for mapping cocoa farms and developed a prototype GIS database for KKU.

Application Link

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Site Suitability Analysis for Reforestation and Bio-Energy Projects in Southern Ghana

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Sunshine Technology

Sunshine Technology was interested in forestry and bio-energy projects that have the potential of being commercially viable and which can also generate carbon credits under the Kyolo Protocol Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and other carbon crediting systems. To determine the viability of project sites, Sunshine Technology has environmental, social and terrain requirements to be met. This project therefore employed GIS analysis tools in ascertaining the level of suitability of each area based on a user-defined criteria.

Application Purpose

• Satellite image preparation, processing and land use classification • Field data capture, collation and validation for Land cover/Land use map production • Suitability multi-criteria generation and implementation in GIS • Digital Terrain Modeling, visualization and characterization of site • Image statistics retrieval, analysis and optimization for suitability indicators • Production of 3D suitability maps and indices showing degree of suitability.

Application Link

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Town and Country Planning Dept. - Training of 56 TCPD Profession Planners in Project Mgt and GIS Training

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment

Application Purpose

Training of 56 TCPD Professional Planners in Project Management and LUPMIS using Map Maker Software Installed at CERSGIS Training Laboratory

Application Link

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Development of Management Information System (MIS) of Water and Sanitation Facilities

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Plan Ghana

CERSGIS assisted Plan Ghana in evaluating existing data management structures within Plan Ghana Data collection instrument design and development, training of data enumerators on questionnaire administration and GPS usage, supervision of GPS survey of water and sanitation facilities in the plan Ghana Staff on the use of GIS-based Water and Sanitation MIS developed.

Application Purpose

• Evaluation and review of existing data management regime within Plan Ghana • Needs assessment and determination of water and sanitation data requirements • Data collection instrument design • Participatory rural appraisal and focus group interviews • Water and Sanitation MIS Database Design and implementation • Capacity building of Plan Ghana Staff on the use of GIS-based Water and Sanitation MIS developed.

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National land use/land cover mapping for spatial planning

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Lands and Forestry

The Ghana Environmental Resource Management Project (GERMP), executed between 1993 and 1998, under the coordination of Environmental Agency funded the development of a land cover/land use map of Ghana at the scale of 1:250,000 using satellite imagery acquired for 1990-1991. There have been considerable changes in the landscape since 1990 as a result of the very dynamic nature of land use in Ghana, necessitating the updating of the land cover/land use data. This project was proposed to update the existing, land cover/land use map, under the Natural Resource Management Project (NRMP) using up-to-date satellite imagery. It was required also to develop information on land use change trends using the two land cover/land use datasets. The Coordinating Agency of the Project was the Environmental Protection Agency.

Application Purpose

• Satellite image based Land use mapping • Field verification and validation • Stakeholders sensitization Campaign and collection of in-depth Information on Land Use for assessing State of the Environment • Development of National Land use and land cover Database. • Map production and Generation of Statistics

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GIS for Urban Development Planning and Training of District Planners in GIS Application to Urban Planning

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, African Development Bank

The Government of the Republic of Ghana (GOG) in line with its Poverty Reduction Strategy is pursuing a compressive Poverty Reduction Programme. In support of this the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development with the Social Investment Fund as the implementing agency, embarked on a five-year Urban Poverty Reduction Project (UPRP) which aimed at contributing to Ghana’s efforts to achieving the MDGs. The assignment covered the implementation of capacity building activities aimed at strengthening pro-poor strategic urban development planning at the local level.

Application Purpose

Installation of GIS-based Urban Development Planning software.

Application Link

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GIS based land degradation assessment for strategic environmental planning

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Environmental Protection Agency

The current trend of land degradation and unsustainable land management in Ghana negatively impacts rural land use, productivity and security of ecosystem functions as well as the integrity of the continents ecosystem for a long time. Scaling up sustainable land management programmes was deemed necessary to reverse the trends of land degradation. The national sustainable land management committee instituted by the Environmental Protection Agency of Ghana therefore requested the services of CERSGIS to carry out a GIS database development of maps and analysis of remote sensing satellite imagery to determine and monitor desert prone areas in the ecological zones of Ghana.

Application Purpose

• GIS analysis of environmental indicators for mapping degraded areas • Preparation of desertification hazard map to appraise government and the public on the magnitude of desertification or land degradation problems.

Application Link

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National feeder roads inventory and GIS based road database for maintenance planning

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

DFID//Department of Feeder Roads

In support of the Government of Ghana’s Highway Sector Investment Programme, the Government of the United Kingdom, through the Department for International Development (DFID), provided a grant for a Rural Feeder Roads Programme that will be executed by the Department of Feeder Roads (DFR) of the Ministry of Roads and Transport (MRT)

Application Purpose

An inventory system and road database to aid in road maintenance planning

Application Link

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GHANA eMAPPING & MONITORING SYSTEM - (GHeMMS)

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Parliament of Ghana and African Development Bank

The objective of this platform is to provide credible spatial data on development activities within districts (currently piloting 30 districts) to enhance the monitoring and oversight responsibilities of parliament of Ghana with respect to development activities in the country.

Application Purpose

The project aims at developing a spatial database and a web application for development activities in Ghana

Application Link

visit http://ghemms.cersgis.org

Ghana Capacity 21 Project

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

UNDP/Government of Ghana

The Ghana Capacity 21 Programme (Development of District Environmental Resource Information System) aimed at strengthening the capacities of national institutions involved in environmental and development planning to support district, regional and national planning in a sustainable manner. It also aimed at strengthening the role of science and technology for sound environmental and natural resource management. To achieve these aims the programme required technical assistance to plan, monitor and evaluate development and environmental projects and also develop expertise in the application of remote sensing and geographic information systems for determining and identifying optimum criteria for effective development and environmental planning.

Application Purpose

• Need assessment and equipment Specification • Preparation of Training Manuals • District Environmental Resources Profile and Spatial Database Development • Training of Project Staf

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Development of a GIS-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Database Application

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Millennium Development Authority (MiDA)

In 2006, Ghana Government signed a $547 million compact with the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of the United State of America aimed at reducing poverty through economic growth and agricultural transformation. The project is operational in 23 project districts and is implemented by the Millennium Development Authority (MiDA). To assist MiDA and its partners in easily accessing and managing a centralized database, perform spatial analysis and reporting for effective monitoring and evaluation of activities, a GIS-based database application was implemented.

Application Purpose

• Design and deploy a GIS-based centralized Information Management System that would capture and streamline regular spatial data updates from the various MiDA projects • Develop a standardized data format for conducting spatial analysis and output requirements for monitoring project activities • Implement visualization tools that link the database for mapping the spatial distribution of features • Field data capture, validation and processing • Determine spatial data requirements as well as attributes for all relevant thematic layers • Preparation of training manuals and train project staff for optimal use of the application • Report Writing

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National Electoral Commission of Ghana

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

National Electoral Commission of Ghana

As part of the electoral commission’s programme on strengthening Electoral Management capacities CERSGIS was contracted to develop and implement a GIS based Mapping and Spatial data Management System. The consultancy service provided by CERSGIS has resulted in the ability of the EC to use GPS receivers to capture data and process the data to develop an electoral geo-database useful for planning, monitoring and evaluation of electoral resources.

Application Purpose

• Trained regional and district electoral officers from all regions of Ghana in the use of GPS receivers for mapping. • Facilitated the design and development of a customized database application for capturing, maintaining, analyzing and presenting election data at political administrative levels. • Developed an interactive web-based results map of 2004, 2008 and 2012 presidential and National Electoral Commission of Ghana

Application Link

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Local Government-Poverty Reduction Support Programme Poverty Indicator Mapping

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

GTZ

Map conceptualization and digital map production of District: Optimum accessibility maps Composite poverty maps spatial distribution of infrastructural facilities

Application Purpose

Database Design and development, Map production

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GIS based management plan preparation for eco-tourism in selected Districts

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment

The CBRDP was funded by the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank Group, Agency Francais de Development (AFD) and the Government of Ghana (GOG) and has the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment as the lead implementing agency. The overall goal of the project was to reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life of beneficiary rural communities. The project objective was to strengthen the capacity of rural communities to enhance their quality of life by improving their productive assets, rural infrastructure and access to key support services from private and public sources. Eco-tourism was one of the poverty alleviation strategies identified to promote improved livelihoods as such CERSGIS was asked to undertake a study to develop management plans for the above identified sites.

Application Purpose

Reviewed current approaches and strategies for developing and implementing interventions for five pilot watershed sites and six community initiated eco-tourism sites. Proposed new alternative natural resource management activities for CBRDP. Image to Image rectification, Interpretation, Field Reconnaissance visits, Image classification and Analysis, Field validation and Stakeholders sensitization Campaign and collection of in-depth Information on six watershed sites.

Application Link

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Installation and Operation of a GIS for Cocoa Swollen Shoot Viral Diseases Control Unit (CSSVDU) of COCOBOD

Application Developer:

CERSGIS

Partners:

EU. Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning/Cocoa Swollen Shoot Viral Diseases Control Unit of the Cocoa Services Division

The project was for the development of a Geographic Information System for Cocoa Swollen Shoot Viral Diseases Control Unit (CSSVDU) Control Programme, a request that originated from the Project Management Unit (PMU) within the Cocoa sector Support Programme. The CSSVDU was responsible for providing extension services for the management and control of Cocoa Swollen Shoot Viral disease in the cocoa growing areas of Ghana.

Application Purpose

• User Requirement Survey & Procurement • On-Site crash programme on the use of the PC • Prototype database development • System Design and Specification • Strategic level Education • Tactical Training • Operating Training • Procurement and Installation • System’s operation for the data conversion • Regional Installation and start-up activities • System Maintenance/Capacity/Capability Enhancing Plans • Commissioning

Application Link

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