Technical Capacity Workshop for Data Integration in Central America
The objective of the workshop is to develop a continuous geospatial information system in Central America at a scale of 1:250,000 with the participation of representatives and data of each country in the region. The workshop has been approved in 2010 with a Pan-American Institute of Geography and History technical assistance grant. It is supported by the US Cartography Commission and the US Geography Commission.
An important outcome of the effort will be increased in-country capacity for collaboration across borders around data integration. Participatory methods of cartography and geography will be used to create and augment working relationships among geographers and natural resource specialists across the hemisphere. As a tangible product, the workshop will generate a regional map that will be distributed to the countries in the area. During the data integration process, specific results will include prioritization in the use of auxiliary data, identification of watershed boundaries and hydrographic networks, elaboration of information on ecological regions, and the application of data models.
►For more information, contact Jean Parcher, USGS, and US National Section PAIGH Vice President.