5 GIS Best Practices for Effective Local Government Management

Early this month Nairobi County Government announced its plans to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to enhance revenue collection and improve service delivery.  Clauses 104 to 115 of the County Government Act 2012 obligate every county to develop; County Integrated Development Plan (CIDP), County Sectoral Plan, County Spatial Plan and City and Municipal plans. Further, Clause 105 (f) obligates counties to establish a GIS-based database … Continue reading 5 GIS Best Practices for Effective Local Government Management

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Effective Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Africa Using Spatial Data: 2 Examples

Of the two billion people lacking basic sanitation facilities globally, 300 million live in Africa. Only 7% are connected to sewers and only 1% of the waste is treated. Additionally, as of 2017, nearly 750 million people—representing 69% of Africa’s population—did not have access to basic sanitation services. Poor faecal sludge management and poor sanitation contribute 115 deaths per hour from excreta-related diseases in Africa. … Continue reading Effective Sanitation and Wastewater Management in Africa Using Spatial Data: 2 Examples

Difference between codified & tacit types of knowledge

“we can know more than we can tell.”-Michael Polanyi The term tacit knowing or tacit knowledge is attributed to Michael Polanyi in 1958 in Personal Knowledge. In his later work The Tacit Dimension he made the assertion that “we can know more than we can tell.” He states not only that there is knowledge that cannot be adequately articulated by verbal means, but also that all knowledge is rooted in tacit knowledge. (“Tacit knowledge”, 2020) Knowledge … Continue reading Difference between codified & tacit types of knowledge

Dimensions (0D, 1D, 2D, 2.5D, 3D & 4D)

Geometry defines a dimension as the number of coordinates needed to specify a point on the object. (“The Differences Between 1D, 2D & 3D Pictures”, 2018) Dimensions (in geometry) is the number of values required to locate points in a shape. Zero Dimension (0D): A point has no dimensions. It has no length, width, or height. It has no size and tells about the location … Continue reading Dimensions (0D, 1D, 2D, 2.5D, 3D & 4D)

5 Webinars you may have missed this past week

I have been unable to attend most of the webinars I had registered for this past week. Since some of these have recordings, I thought I should share in case you missed any of them. Let us catch up on webinars! Enjoy! BVLOS in South Africa: Need to Know Looking to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) in South Africa? We’ll be going over … Continue reading 5 Webinars you may have missed this past week

The Struggle

The Struggle is when you wonder why you started the company in the first place. The Struggle is when people ask you why you don’t quit and you don’t know the answer. The Struggle is when your employees think you are lying and you think they may be right. The Struggle is when food loses its taste. The Struggle is when you don’t believe you … Continue reading The Struggle

FAQs on drone regulation in Kenya: Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2020

Disclaimer: The questions and answers are not intended to be exhaustive and do not constitute legal advice for your particular question, issue or concern. The laws are continually changing, and you should not rely solely on the details herein. Please look up the current laws and/or contact the relevant Authorities to determine what, if any, legal requirements or restrictions apply to the use of Unmanned … Continue reading FAQs on drone regulation in Kenya: Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2020

How to select a range of points by identifier in LISCAD

Ever been assigned a task and you don’t know where to start? Days pass, the deadline gets closer and you haven’t made any progress. One morning, you wake up and decide, “For one hour, I will give this task my full attention.” So, you put your phone away, set your timer for one hour, and start working. You map out ways of undertaking the task. … Continue reading How to select a range of points by identifier in LISCAD

How to create & label gridlines in AutoCAD C3D 2021 model space

So, this past week I was tasked with creating and labeling grid lines in model space in AutoCAD C3D 2021. If you have a similar task and are wondering how to proceed or want to simply learn how to do this, please read on! The resources that helped me achieve the above output are: To draw the grid lines and label the outermost corners, this … Continue reading How to create & label gridlines in AutoCAD C3D 2021 model space

Geospatial webinars – April 2020

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I have noticed that there are a lot of great FREE webinars happening this month that we can take part in even as we stay safe by staying at home. I will update the list as the month progresses so keep checking in for updates. Please comment with any relevant webinars that you know of and I will include them in… Continue reading Geospatial webinars – April 2020

Register for ESRI cartography MOOC (April 22–June 3, 2020)

This MOOC is for anyone who wants to explore fundamental principles of map-making in a fun, interactive learning environment.  The course will run from April 22–June 3, 2020 and includes the following; Hands-on exercises, videos, quizzes, and discussionAccess to ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online softwareCertificate of completion Source: ESRI Training Team email. Continue reading Register for ESRI cartography MOOC (April 22–June 3, 2020)