El salvador desarrolla SIG en la nube El Salvador develops GIS in the CloudThe National Registry Center of El Salvador, Headquarter of the National Geographic and Cadastral Institute, becomes the first in Latin America and the Caribbean region to develop geospatial information services in the cloud.

After considerable preparatory effort led by Engineer Rigoberto Magana, Director of the National Geographic and Cadastral Institute (in Spanish IGCN) of the National Registration Center (NRC); once ready, it had full support of Dr. José Enrique Argumedo, Executive Director of the National Registry Center, which allowed developing this innovative activity both to El Salvador and the region.

The launch of the National Registry Center Geoportal in BETA version concludes this project, where you may visualize geographic information such as the official and topographic maps of the Republic of El Salvador both at scale of 1:200.000. According to announcement of Mr. Magaña, gradually, more geographic layers will be released, more and better services will be provided, and the BETA version of the Geoportal will be consolidated by way of the IGCN / CNR Territorial Systems Management Office.

This project that will place geospatial information and associated services of the Republic of El Salvador in the Cloud has had support of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH) and the Development Bank of Latin America (in Spanish CAF), since its inception, as well as the enthusiastic participation of ESRI, a company led by Jack Dangermond, who from the beginning expressed interest in supporting initiatives in the Cloud by geographical institutes in the region.

In the words of Santiago Borrero, Secretary General of PAIGH, and Eric van Praag, GeoSUR Program Coordinator, “Much of the future of these organizations depends on the way and intensity with which new technologies are addressed for spatial information management, as this new platform developed in the cloud has enabled.” The initial, take-off phase of the project will last two years with financial, technological and institutional assets form IGCN / CNR, and support of PAIGH, CAF and ESRI.

Please visit the BETA test site at: http://www.cnr.gob.sv/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=953&Itemid=327

Source: SDI-LAC