GIS Technician at the UN Mission in DR Congo responsible for development of web GIS solutions.
The UN Open GIS Initiative started UN Open GIS Mobile Solution Pilot Project in 2020, which aimed at (1) evaluating the effectiveness of using Open Source Mobile solutions such as QField, KoBo Toolbox, and Geopaparazzi/SMASH in field data collection; (2) setting up the fundamental process for integration, implementation, and use of GIS mobile application under UN Open GIS Architecture; (3) testing the Mobile solution compatibility with the known Open Source systems such as QGIS, GeoServer and PostgreSQL/PostGIS. This project is expected to pave the way forward for better availability of open mobile solutions, better integrated open GIS solutions, and increased operational efficiency and effective support for UN operations' situational awareness and decision-making.
The pilot project has been implemented collaboratively by United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), World Food Programme (WFP), and UN Geospatial Information Section (UNGIS) together with special supports from developers of mobile solutions, such as OPENGIS.ch and HydroloGIS.
This talk will share users' experiences through a pilot project of open-source Mobile GIS solutions.