Developing An Organisational Geospatial Data Framework: A Case Study Of Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics, Ministry Of Devolution And Planning

Show simple item record Wanyoike, Hellen Muthoni 2016-05-03T14:18:54Z 2016-05-03T14:18:54Z 2016-01
dc.description.abstract Many organizations across the world use the same basic geospatial data for their application but due to lack of a platform where they can identify this data, the organizations spend a lot of resources duplicating the same data which is very expensive. In Kenya geospatial data is produced and used by both government and private organizations. These organizations duplicate this data due to lack of a systematic way of accessing and sharing it. KNBS also duplicate geospatial data every time it is carryout a census. The main objective of this study was to develop an organizational geospatial data framework where the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is used as a case study. The study addresses major components of the framework as guided by the Federal Geographic Data Committee which include information, technical, operational and business contexts and the institutional roles. A lot of consultation and working together with the Manager and staff of the KNBS Cartography\GIS is involved in order to come up with the various framework components. The data standards are generated and documented guided by the FGDC Data Standards. ArcGIS software is used to transform the data into the framework standards and in integrating the geospatial and statistical data. OpenGeo Suite software is used to create the Nyeri Database and publish the data in the web. JavaScript, HTML and CSS files are used to configure the KNBS geoportal and are created using Notepad++ and opened using any browser. The results shows KNBS has eight most commonly used geospatial data themes and one non­ geospatial theme. Two Standards are provided which makes it easy to integrate the various data themes. The data standards comprising data specifications, unique identification code and coordinate system are documented in the KNBS Map production and Specification Manual which is awaiting approval for use in the organization. Also included in the data standards is the framework coordinate system and the unique identification code. The metadata standard adopted is the existing ISO 19139 Geographic Information Metadata - XML Schema Implementation. A geoportal is also developed where users can access the KNBS geospatial data. It is recommended other organizations come up with their own frameworks for identification of geospatial data available to avoid duplication. Data sharing should also be encouraged en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Developing An Organisational Geospatial Data Framework: A Case Study Of Kenya National Bureau Of Statistics, Ministry Of Devolution And Planning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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