And the Special Achievement Award in GIS Goes To…GSE!November 1, 2022 2023-02-16 11:48
And the Special Achievement Award in GIS Goes To…GSE!
Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) was awarded the 2022 Special Achievement Award in GIS during the Esri User Conference in San Diego on 11th July 2022. Jack Dangermond president, and founder of Esri announced the SAG award during a plenary session. This award is given to users around the world to recognize outstanding work with GIS technology.
The Geological Survey of Ethiopia (GSE) is an autonomous institution, with accountability to the MOMP. It is responsible for carrying out basic geological mapping, mineral exploration, and related geological activities. The GSE also provides services such as data dissemination, and drilling and laboratory analysis.
GSE uses GIS technologies to produce high-quality geoscience data and make it available to all interested parties. Geological mapping and mineral exploration are used to collect geoscience data. These activities allow for a thorough understanding of the quantity and distribution of geo resource potential (such as mineral and geothermal energy). For pre-field base map preparation, geological mapping, map harmonization tasks, geodata digitization, modification, and analysis, GSE uses GIS programs. GSE launched its new ArcGIS business site last year, and it’s now utilizing web GIS technologies to make the data easily accessible to the stakeholders.
GSE implemented ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS desktop (Arc map), and ArcGIS Enterprise to solve the following problems:
- The quality and quantity of geosciences data production has improved
- Better data handling, storage, and management
- Easily accessibility of data to the stake holders promoting investment
In attendance at the Esri User Conference in San Diego were Clifford Okembo, Esri Eastern Africa’s CEO and Samuel Kimani, Chief Sales Officer at Esri EA and they received the award on behalf of GSE.