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  AGENCY = Bahamas National Geographical Information System


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Accessing BNGIS Centre

As the Government’s technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, the BNGIS Centre is considered a national asset. As such, the Centre makes its resources available for use by government agencies on a first come first serve basis. Available resources for use include a variety of equipment as follows:
  • High end plotters,br>
  • Large format scanner (color)
  • GPS handheld units
  • GPS tripods
  • Colour printers
  • LCD projectors
  • Projector screen

  • Acessing GIS Training Facility

    As the Government of The Bahamas technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre is charged with the responsibility of providing various training courses to Governmental Agencies. As such, the Centre has a Training Facility which can be used by all governmental agencies only. The Training Facility is fully equipped and can accommodate up to ten persons. The following is a list of amenities which are available:

  • Ten high end computer systems.
  • A training server all configured within a network environment.
  • ESRI desktop GIS software is loaded on all systems.
  • Internet connectivity is provided through the Government Wide Area Network (GWAN) which allows users internet access on all training systems, if required.
  • An LCD Projector and projector screen.
  • Instructors Training Laptop if required.
  • Chart boards.
  • Multi-media and access to printing may be provided upon request.

  • GIS Project Management Assistance

    The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre has the required Project Management skills to provide assistance to agencies specifically in the management of Projects with a GIS Component. This assistance is designed to minimise if not eliminate duplication of effort and unnecessary expenditure of government funds.

    GIS Training

    As the Government's technical focal point for GIS is in The Bahamas, it is the remit of The Bahamas National Geographic Information Systems (BNGIS) Centre to develop a training program for government agencies. As such, training in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is offered.

    GPS Training

    As a part of the BNGIS Centre's mission to advance the use of modern technologies in the Civil Service, training in Global Positioning Systems (GPS) is provided. GPS is a navigational aid that utilizes 24 satellites that orbit the earth in a grid pattern. There are always six to eight satellites that are able to communicate with any given position on earth at any given time. What this does is give the user the ability to find any place on earth at any time day or night.

    Spatial Data Control Check List Applications Form

    This Quality Control (QC) check list serves to convey to BSDI Library Publishers requirements to be used to check the quality of data awaiting first time publishing to The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) Library.

    Spatial Data Error Detection Applications Form

    This Form serves to document any discrepancy or in the GIS Data provided by agencies which is posted to The Bahamas Spatial Data (BSDI) Library.

    Spatial Data Services - Quality Control

    As the Government's technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, it is the remit of the BNGIS Centre to develop a comprehensive framework that provides for improvements in coordination and use of geospatial data. Geospatial data refers to data/information about places or geography. As such The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) System and Programme has been developed as a national strategy for the effective and economical use and management of geospatial assets in the digital environment for the benefit of all government agencies and the general public.

    Spatial Data Services - Reporting Error

    As the Government’s technical focal point for GIS in The Bahamas, it is the remit of the BNGIS Centre to develop a comprehensive framework that provides for improvements in coordination and use of geospatial data. Geospatial data refers to data/information about places or geography. As such, The Bahamas Spatial Data Infrastructure (BSDI) System and Program has been developed as a national strategy for the effective and economical use and management of geospatial assets in the digital environment for the benefit of all government agencies and the general public. The hub of The BSDI ‘System’ is a centralized LIBRARY database containing The Government’s best available, most accurate, and reliable non-confidential information. Information in the Library is freely shared through-out government. In the event users of the spatial data and imagery stored in the BSDI Library, detect errors in published information, said errors should be immediately reported to the Centre for further action.

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