AfriAlliance Geodata Portal

AfriAlliance Geodata Portal

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    Rob Lemmens
    Department of Geoinformation Processing
    University of Twente
  • AfriAlliance Geodata Portal

One of the innovative aspects of AfriAlliance is the multiple information source gathering approach for the purpose of water resources monitoring and forecasting. The inventory is based on a triple-sensor approach, looking into the capacity and efforts on human sensors (citizens, geo-crowdsourcing and communications), physical in-situ sensors (like weather station-based meteorological and ground-based water resource and hydrological networks such as stream gauging, groundwater, etc.) and space-based satellite sensors.

The content of these sources is described by metadata in the AfriAlliance geodata portal. It allows users to enter descriptions for all types of data, including satellite data, in-situ sensor data, citizen data, models, etc. and search for it. In this way, geodata sharing is stimulated between stakeholders in the AfriAlliance network.

Try the Geodata Portal here:

http://metadata.demo.52north.org/geonetwork3040

Download the Geodata Portal Tutorial

AfriAlliance Geodata Portal

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