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Geosymp’s Interview series aspirations with Steve Ochieng

Geosymp’s Interview series aspirations with Steve Ochieng

General, Interviews
Thaa Boniface had an interaction with Geosymp Interview Series Editor Steve Ochieng and here are the thoughts he had to share. See Steve's profile here What inspired the idea of Geo Interviews series? What impact did you hope to make with the interviews? Ans: We believed that life actually stops when you stop sharing. When I joined college, I had no exposure to GIS or related technologies whatsoever. None. Then we were given a talk by OSL about geospatial.  Well, it was something, but at that time you want to know more, so we all looked for more. You know how we got to know more? From resources that had been shared by other people on the internet, physical materials, and most importantly interacting and sharing with other who had the experience. So when we started Geosymp for
5 Principles that will deliver SDI Implementation for County Governments

5 Principles that will deliver SDI Implementation for County Governments

Applications, Data, General, Industry
It goes without saying that there have been quite commendable efforts towards initiating the development of a Spatial Data Infrastructure in Kenya at w/e level of the said implementation effort; the efforts could be towards a narrow implementation just within an organization or broadly at county or national level like the case for KNSDI and the recent spree of efforts at county levels. The SPatial Planning Act for CGs that was tipped to accelarate the Geospatial Capacity of the CGs failed to see light of day a/w. It also a general consensus among stakeholders that non of these efforts have tangible or any documented results - simply “white-elephants”. Or at the very least I can say that any results if there was, has escaped my attention till this moment. However, the goal of this articl