Geoinformatics Section's Project Listing

Short Name Description Internal Stakeholders External Stakeholders Related Countries Type Year
GSDCorp GSDCorp - Finance Reporting Application. GSDCorp (formerly SOPACCorp) is a finance entry and reporting Microsoft.NET/SQLServer Desktop application that enables the divison's programme assistants to generate SPC Microsoft Navision-complaint: Purchase Requisitions, Travel and Claims. Upgraded to conform to Navision 2017 GL codes.
Systems Support 2010
GSD Web Presence GSD Web Presence. The divison's web presence adopted the Joomla platform in 2010, and teams across the three programmes trained to undertake content management indepdently. Beginning of 2017, the web presence is migrated to SPC' approved Wordpress platform and template.
Web Development 2012
PacRISK Pacific Risk Information System (PCRAFI). The Pacific Risk Information System (PacRIS) was compiled by SOPAC under the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI). PacRIS is a geographic Information (GIS) platform designed to provide the Pacific Island Countries, development partners and the private sector with the data and tools needed to develop disaster risk reduction applications. PCRAFI assembled, processed, developed, and organized the largest collection of geo-referenced data for hazard modeling in the region: Satellite imagery Topographic maps Bathymetry maps Surface geology maps Surface soil maps Land Cover/Land Use maps Geodetic and fault data Historical catalogs of tropical cyclones and earthquakes PCRAFI produced detailed probabilistic hazard models for all 15 countries, such as Tropical Cyclones with Winds, Storm Surge, Rain Earthquake with Ground-shaking, and Tsunami. Spatial Data Handling 2012
Kiriwastan Kiriwastan is a Water Resources Assessment online spatial database for an EU-funded to survey wells and rainwater storage in Kiribati.. Kiriwastan is a Water Resources Assessment online spatial database for an EU-funded bilateral water and sanitation project to improve safe and sustainable water and sanitation and reduce water related diseases in around 70 villages and 16 outer islands of the Kirbati Gilbert Group. KIRIWATSAN is an EF10 Project with UNICEF as the implementing agency with support from Government of Kiribati. Systems Development 2014
PacGeo Open access geospatial data repository (Spatial Data Infrastructure) for the Pacific Region providing premier geophysical, geodetic, and marine spatial data sets.. The PacGeo platform, built on Geonode, provides access to Pacific data sets and a map editing application that allows users to browse existing maps and contribute their own. PacGeo is a cloud-based solution. Spatial Data Handling 2014
Virtual Library Virtual Library (Legacy). Geoscience Division's Virtual Library is maintained by the Geoinformatics Section so that Division staff may see the status of their submitted reports; and to provide interested parties with a view of the latest reports as they are published. As such it is the most frequently used entry point for enquiries regarding access to products and services, and is greatly facilitated through a user-friendly web portal. The librray is a collection of 2 distinct document collections, thos created under the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) and post-merge under Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (AGTD) under SPC.
Digital Cataloguing 2014
ESIS SPREP Spatial Data Infrastructure. SPREP?s ESIS is an open-source Geospatial Data Repository for the Pacific Region providing spatial data for environmental planning and governance. This repository has been developed with technical partners Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the GeoScience Division of Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC-GSD) and project partners Agence des Aires Marines Protégées (AAMP) and the European Union (EU). Continued support from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States funded by the European Union. This spatial data server has been supported with the financial assistance of the European Union and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Systems Support 2014
Compendium Project Compendium Project. The SOPAC Geoscience Compendium Project is a digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of SOPAC?s work in the Pacific Region from the time of its inception in 1972 to 2010. The Compendium packages together various datasets and information on SOPAC?s work for each of its member countries. The Compendium exercise is two fold in its purpose: -to inventory, collate, and hand over to island member states a copy of the Commissions holdings of intellectual property belonging to each in the event of transferring the lot to SPC; and -to provide a basis and benchmark for island member states to monitor and measure the performance of the RIF-induced creation of the new Applied Geoscience and Technology Division of SPC The Compendium packages are largely for SOPAC member countries of namely (1) American Samoa, (2) Cook Islands, (3) Federated States of Micronesia, (4) Fiji Islands, (5) French Polynesia, (6) Guam, (7) Kiribati, (8) Marshall Islands, (9) Nauru, (10) New Caledonia, (11) Niue, (12) Palau, (13) Papua New Guinea, (14) Samoa, (15) Solomon Islands, (16) Tokelau, (17) Tonga, (18) Tuvalu and (19) Vanuatu; and for the region.
Digital Cataloguing 2014
Elab Equipment Management Elab Equipment Management. An asset, inventory and maintainence management system for Geoscience Division's Electronic Lab Team. A Grouped System is a collection of Equipments of a particular Type. A standalone Equipment by itself, or as part of a Grouped System can be used in a Survey, or Used Individually. They can also be Serviced as a group or individually. Equipments are used and serviced by Staffs, who also take part in Surveys.
Systems Development 2015
CC-DRM Working Group Reference Materials Resources for Science of Hazard and Risk and Rising Sea Levels Components of the SPC CC-DRM Working Groups.. Resources for Science of Hazard and Risk and Rising Sea Levels Components of the SPC CC-DRM Working Groups.
Digital Cataloguing 2015
Cyclone Winston Cyclone Winston Spatial Data Resources. Cyclone Winston Spatial Data Resources portal collated all spatial data resources and real-time updates for affected areas available within SPC to assist stakeholders in humanitarian efforts. The data was exposed as OGC web services which was consumed by numerous external agency GIS systems to assist in providing updated infrastructure and impact information for relief efforts. Additionally the data was consumed as web services by Ministry of Lands and Resources VanuaGIS system. Spatial Data Handling 2015
FijiGeo FijiGeo Government-wide Spatial Data Infrastructure. FijiGeo is the direct outcome of a decision made by Fiji Geospatial Information Management Council in June, 2014 for the Geospatial Information Management Division, under the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, to develop a geospatial data content management system to manage the different spatial and related datasets that is being administered by the different ministries in Fiji, within a single, consolidated geospatial platform across Fiji government's local network. Spatial Data Handling 2015
KiGeo KiGeo - Kiribati Health Portal. Kiribati Health Portal (KHP) is a secure online database system which enables Kiribati Ministry of Health & Medical Services personnel to populate, collate and collaborate on outbreaks, household and utilities surveys, in addition to other related datasets, within a geospatial context. KHP is designed to be integrated with a subset of PacGeo, the Pacific's Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform, holding complete and structured geospatial datasets for Kiribati. The health portal is an extensible enterprise-level online database system enabling Kiribati Ministry of Health (MOH) personnel to collate and collaborate on health-related datasets, including but not limited to: Outbreaks Data Collection, Household Surveys, Marine Water Sampling, Public Water Sampling, Documents and Reports Repository, Integration with Geospatial Maps, Administrative Layers (eg: Villages, Buildings, Population) Systems Development 2015
Training Database Training Database. Geoscience Divisions Training Database and Reporting Application, which holds workshop, trainings and participant details going back to early 1990's. Purpose: Online database system designed to enable SPC trainers to collate and query training and participant information for monitoring, evaluation and reporting purposes. Includes: Formal and informal (on-the-job training), regardless of length or type, where there is a specific objective for measurable improvement in the skills and knowledge of identifiable people in PICTs. Includes in-country training as well as sub-regional and regional training. Excludes: General technical assistance, meetings and outreach. SPC staff are not included in the numbers reported to PICTs.
Capacity Building 2015
Cyclone Pam Cyclone Pam Spatial Data Resources. Cyclone Pam Spatial Data Resources portal collated all spatial data resources and real-time updates for affected areas available within SPC to assist stakeholders in humanitarian efforts. The data was exposed as OGC web services which was consumed by numerous external agency GIS systems to assist in providing updated infrastructure and impact information for relief efforts.
Spatial Data Handling 2015
SolGeo SolGeo - Solomon Islands Government-wide Spatial Data Infrastructure. SolGeo is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform for the government of Solomon Islands implemented on top of an enterprise-level Geospatial Data Services platform that enables the ministries to centrally collate, manage, expose and analyse it's spatial and related data holdings. This whole-of-government geospatial data services is essential to monitor and respond to natural resource use and infrastructure challenges within Solomon Islands, as it will enable sound decision making within a geospatial context. Spatial Data Handling 2015
QBook Platform QBOOK, the Pacific's first ever open source platform that aims to build GIS capacity.. QBOOK, the Pacific's first ever open source platform that aims to build GIS capacity. Built in collaboration across a wide range of stakeholders, developers tailor scenarios which a relatable in the Pacific context, in colloboration with MacBIO, IUCN and USP. Capacity Building 2015
FJ TD04 Impact Mapping Fiji Islands Floods and Landslides Impact Mapping. Fiji Islands Floods and Landslides TD04 Impact Mapping, December 2016 for Navua and Rakiraki based on SAR imagery. Spatial Data Handling 2016
FDRP Web Presence FDRP Web Presence. Basic web presence for Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific: An Integrated Approach to Address Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Web Development 2016
BSRP Web Presence BSRP Web Presence. Wordpress Content Management System for SPC/EU Building Safety and Resilience in the Pacific Project. Web Development 2016
VMRD VMRD ? Vanuatu Minerals Resources Database. Vanuatu Minerals Resources Database desktop, network-aware toolset based on Java and PostgreSQL open source stack. Systems Development 2016
PDS Survey SPC-wide PDS Survey in English and French, along with comprehensive data analytics application. SPC-wide PDS Survey in English and French, along with comprehensive data analytics application - Online Survey, Charting, and Auto-translation of French answers into English, Secure Data Analysis Portal.
Data Analytics 2016
PICGISRS Support Web presence development and management, online registration and other technical support to the annual Pacific Island GIS/RS User Conference. The largest of its kind in terms of Pacific Islands region participation, this week-long conference brings together producers and users of geospatial data and information such as representatives from Pacific Island governments, international agencies, consulting companies and the private sector. The Pacific GIS/RS User Conference has been held annually since 1999. Capacity Building 2016
TuvLIS TuvLIS - Tuvalu Spatial Data Infrastructure. TuvLIS is the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) platform for the government of Tuvalu implemented on top of an enterprise-level Geospatial Data Services platform that enables the ministries to centrally collate, manage, expose and analyse it's spatial and related data holdings. This whole-of-government geospatial data services is essential to monitor and respond to natural resource use and infrastructure challenges within Tuvalu, as it will enable sound decision making within a geospatial context. With a speaicl focus on land-based resources, urban planning , satellite imagery and cadastral maps.
Systems Development 2016
Ocean Portal COSSPac Ocean Portal. The Ocean Portal allows you to display ocean information on maps and graphs. You can view information such as sea surface temperatures, subsurface temperatures, salinity, current direction, sea level and tidal gauge data. Systems Support 2016
RBF Financial Inclusive Access Points RBF Web Mapping Platform, Serverless Multi-layer maps for Reserve Bank for Fiji and National Financial Inclusion Taskforce. A comprehensive map can make the ?invisible? market visible and identify opportunities for financial institutions to provide financial services to underserved areas. A financial inclusion map can measure the progress of accessibility of financial services by tracking the location or points of representation of these services over time in a systematic manner; and a financial inclusion map can be utilised to enhance the consistency and accuracy of implementing financial inclusion policies.
Capacity Building 2016
S121 Maritime Boundaries Data Exchange Tooling S121 Maritime Boundaries Data Exchange Tooling for FFA Vehicle Monitoring System. The S-121 maritime limits and boundaries product specification is designed to provide a suitable format for the exchange of digital vector data pertaining to maritime boundaries. The specification is customised to ensure the unique features and attributes of maritime boundary information can be exchanged between States. The specification is also intended to be suitable for lodging digital maritime boundary information with the United Nations for purposes related to UNCLOS. The specification addresses a need for a non-proprietary format that is both open standard and sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of States. Geospatial Software Engineering 2016
FJ Police GIS QGIS plugin to capture cooridnates for linking incident, crime and suspects data. QGIS plugin to capture cooridnates for linking incident, crime and suspects data
Geospatial Software Engineering 2016
Pacific Tides App Pacific Tides App for Android. Pacific Tide Prediction Calendars are generated by the Australian-funded Climate and Oceans Support Program in the Pacific (COSPPac) and are now being designed and produced in the region by the Pacific Community (SPC)?s Ocean and Tides Knowledge Unit. The calendar predictions are calculated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology?s Tidal Unit with information from the Pacific Sea Level Monitoring stations and a few additional tide gauges around the region. In order to ensure desimination of the tide calendars beyond the National Meteorological Service offices and other key ocean stakeholders throughout the region, an Android app has been developed with local yearly tide tables embedded. Mobile Application Development 2017
PRNI Bathymetric Data Pacific Regional Navigation Initiative Data Portal and MEDIN data standard migration and adoption. The Pacific Regional Navigation Initiative (PRNI) is a project funded by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) that focuses on navigation related aspects of maritime safety, in particular those necessary to support Pacific Island Countries fulfil their obligations relating to hydrography and nautical charting under UN Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The Pacific Community (SPC) has been engaged by NZ MFAT to work with targeted countries to, amongst other objectives, support hydrographic capability building initiatives in conjunction with work being doing by international bodies and development partners. Spatial Data Handling 2017
RMMD Regional Marine Minerals Database. Regional Marine Minerals Database (RMMD) for the Pacific, is an intiativae by the SPC/EU Deep Sea Minerals project to collate and store relevant Pacific deep sea minerals historical data, maps and reports in a secure repository. The system was eastablished as an effort to to respond effectively to countries? requests for DSM data and information, and to expose said data in an easily accessible and usable format. The system is managed by the SPC-EU Pacific Deep Sea Minerals Project which is helping Pacific Island countries to improve the governance and management of their deep-sea minerals resources through improved legal frameworks, increased technical capacity and effective monitoring systems. Geospatial Software Engineering 2017
Pacific Maritime Boundaries Data Exposure IHO S-121 Maritime Boundaries and Limits Data Specification funded by Forum Fisheries Agency.. A 2016 Service Level Agreement (SLA) with Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) underlined the need for the maritime zones lines in the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to be updated with publicly available and legislated boundaries for the purpose of fisheries monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement and management. The IHO S-121 maritime limits and boundaries product specification is designed to provide a suitable format for the exchange of digital vector data pertaining to maritime boundaries. The specification is customised to ensure the unique features and attributes of maritime boundary information can be exchanged between States. The specification is also intended to be suitable for lodging digital maritime boundary information with the United Nations for purposes related to UNCLOS. The specification addresses a need for a non-proprietary format that is both open standard and sufficiently flexible to meet the needs of States. Spatial Data Handling 2017
Pacific Projections Pacific Projections Repository. Coordinate Systems for Pacific Island Countries consisting of modern and legacy CRS, with ability to transform between coordinate systems, in addition to exporting in variety of open source and proprietary standards and formats. Pacific Coordinate Systems Pacific Projections Repository is built on the EPSG.io database, which simplifies discovery of coordinate reference systems utilized all over the world for creating maps and geodata and for identifying geo-position. It is a practical tool for anybody interested in cartography and digital map making, who needs to know exact latitude and longitude values for numerical coordinates in different spatial reference systems. Included map application allows to show the precise location anywhere on the planet also visually. Each coordinates system and transformation has a short permanent link and is exportable in various formats (WKT, XML, OGC GML, Proj.4, JavaScript, SQL). Geospatial Software Engineering 2017
Metadata Geospatial Metadata Repository. OGC Catalogue Service Client Implementation In Angular 4 Spatial Data Handling 2017
PacDID Pacific Drone Imagery Dashboard. The proposed system, a dashboard based upon the successful Open Aerial Map (OAM) and named the Pacific Drone Imagery Dashboard or PACDID, aims at providing a comprehensive overview of all aerial imagery collected by mapping drones during disaster response and preparedness operations. This project will also bring the adoption of UAV defined standard for data transfer and file format. Decision makers in the Pacific Region will be able to swiftly gain a seamless ultra-high resolution view of disaster affected areas. The project is comprised of elements from Open Drone Map and Open Aerial Map (OAM). This project also intends to initiate regional discussion with industry and international community of drone mappers on technical guidelines for efficient data collection. Geospatial Software Engineering 2017
QGIS PopGIS Plugin QGIS Table Joining Service (QGC-TJS) Integration Plugin for SPC PopGIS. QGIS Table Joining Service (QGC-TJS) Integration Plugin for SPC PopGIS. TJS OGC standard defines a simple way to describe and exchange tabular data that contains information about geographic objects. Almost all corporate databases contain some kind of geographic identifier, regardless of whether or not the database is housed in a computing environment that supports a Geographic Information System (GIS). Geographic identifiers can include postal codes, municipality names, telephone area codes, or more special purpose identifiers such as school districts. Geospatial linking technology allows this corporate data to be found and used for mapping or spatial analysis. Geospatial Software Engineering 2017
PacSAFE Tropical Cyclone Impact Functions Rapid Impact Disaster Impact Mapping and Assessment Tool built on QGIS and InaSAFE. PacSafe is a desktop tool based on QGIS and InaSafe plugin, designed and developed for non-GIS users. PacSAFE has initially been developed by GSD in 2015 to enable hazard data and asset data, such as the Pacific Catastrophic Risk and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) asset database, to be used to general impact information to assist planning, preparedness and response activities for Pacific Island Countries. Initial development of PacSAFE has focussed on inundation hazard exposure (flood, coastal, tsunami and now Tropical Cyclones). Geospatial Software Engineering 2017
Pacific Climate Finance Pacific Climate Change Finance Tracking Tool. Institutional Strengthening in Pacific Island Countries to Adapt to Climate Change (ISACC) Project. Implementing agencies: The Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with Secretariat of the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). Further information is available at ccprojects.gsd.spc.int. Systems Development 2018
GEM Website Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division, SPC Website. Drupal 9 based Content Management System enabling GEM programmes and projects to own and enhance their respective web presence.
Web Development 2018
Wave Buoy Data Display SPC/CIFDP Wavebuoy Client for Spotter API. WMO Coastal Inundation Forecasting Demonstration Project, Fiji. Wave Buoy deployed in Coral Coast, Fiji by SPC Oceans and Maritime team, USP, Fiji Met Service and IRD, New Calendonia.
Systems Development 2018