A Geoportal Design for Drought Risk Monitoring in Tigray Ethiopia
International Journal of Sustainable Development Research
Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages: 1-5
Received: Oct. 21, 2015; Accepted: Oct. 29, 2015; Published: Feb. 4, 2016
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Ataklti Teklehaymanot Abrha, Department of GeoInformatics, Institute of Geo-information and Earth Observation Science, Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia
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Currently information is the base for every activity throughout the Universe. The information technology provides advantage of data storage and retrieval. Geoportal is one part of the information systems which can help in disseminating spatial and non-spatial information. Disasters risk monitoring, and specifically drought risk monitoring, is one of the area that is in need of information in order to reduce their potential negative effects. The drought-prone region of Ethiopia is currently using a manual system to collect, organize as well as disseminate drought risk information to various stakeholders, hence delaying the decision making processes. This study was done with the aim of developing a Geoportal for drought risk monitoring system in Tigray region. During the development of the system the basic requirements were collected and analysed. These requirements have been modelled to a concept that satisfies the needs of identified users. This portal has a web interface that allows interaction between the user and the system and analysed using Map server for window (MS4W) and P. Mapper framework are the software tools used to implement the prototype system. As a result the system can be used for distributing information online with the help of internet connection. In addition the system can produces maps by querying data from the database. The study concludes that with further modifications it can be fully implemented to the institutions involved on drought risk monitoring activities.
Geoportal, Web-GIS, Disaster Management, Drought Risk Monitoring, Tigray
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Ataklti Teklehaymanot Abrha, A Geoportal Design for Drought Risk Monitoring in Tigray Ethiopia, International Journal of Sustainable Development Research. Vol. 2, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-5. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsdr.20160201.11
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