Geographical Information System

 Provincial GIS & MIS for Planning & Management

 WHY GIS

Good governance demands real time information and proper decision support systems to help guide the systems. These help guide the planning activities in an informed way and lead to proper management of assets and systems. In Planning for Urban areas and Management of Urban Systems, we need Information Systems that have a spatial and geographical dimension, which makes the data more relevant and easier to comprehend and utilize.

Recent developments in the domains of GIS, GPS and remote sensing have come up with powerful tools. These advanced technologies can very effectively be used to handle the present day complex problems, related to optimum utilization of available resources and infrastructure. The need of the hour is that we develop the Provincial GIS as an aid to better planning and execution of projects, and their efficient management and administration.

GIS is the backbone for urban planning and management. Essentially it can integrate a large range of spatial and non spatial information, linking topography & other spatial information to urban services, infrastructure and socio-economic aspects etc, and the result is an informed and integrated system, which identifies and prioritizes issues and lead to measured responses, creating synergies along the way and reducing wastages and duplications.

The GIS supports different types of analyses and provides agencies, organizations, and institutions with a more powerful decision support tool to make more informed decisions in the fields of water resource management, traffic and transportation management, urban infrastructure, housing provision, economic uplift, revenue and taxation  etc etc. . Municipalities and cities are now actively using GIS for management of most public utilities, facilities, and services.

 

ABOUT PROVINCIAL GIS

The concept of Provincial GIS can be visualized as a “Provincial hub of Information”. This would ensure that an enabling environment and mechanism is developed by which proper information is available to decision makers and planners and managers. We have to embed GIS in all aspects of Planning and Management at the Provincial level; and these include all urban sectors; like water resources management, transportation, landuse planning, land records, agricultural development, urban areas management, infrastructure planning, disaster management, revenue and taxation, etc.

 

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Establishment of GIS facility at Urban Policy and Planning Unit of P&D Department.
  2. Hardware/Software necessary for the establishment of GIS facility.
  3. Staffing
  4. Establishment of a Decision Support System (DSS) to track the implementation of schemes
  5. Procurement of Satellite Imageries, for the whole of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Online version)
  6. Establish SDI standards, compile existing data and maps, rectify to high resolution satellite imagery, link geo-data to financial, and ADP tracking.
  7. Design and development of GIS and MIS database with customized user interface for different users. Provide public access to information on web-enabled version.
  8. Process development for acquiring and updating of GIS based system.
  9. Survey regarding collection and refinement of the spatial databases and the collection of attribute data from government departments and private sector
  10. Capacity Building of all the public sector organizations in the field of GIS.

 

BENEFITS:

  1. Rapid access to current and accurate digital information, enabling more efficient performance of daily job functions.
  2. The ability for any government department/organization to deploy sectoral data(e.g., Online GIS Water & Sanitation; GIS Sewerage System, Roads network, Disaster Management system and so on) Spatial Decision Support System web applications capable of building on the GIS layers and integrating them into their sectoral datasets and workflows.
  3. Provincial GIS will support as a single gateway access – with detailed modules of Metadata search, data access and applications access by integrating the Applications.
  4. Increased decision support capabilities
  5. Improved accuracy of existing information.
  6. Increased data query, reporting and map production capabilities.
  7. GIS training to different departments and user groups can be taken up.