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2020 March GS & RS User Forum

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 Forestry Training Centre, Colo-I-Suva 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

THE Fiji GIS/RS User monthly forum was held on the 3rd of March at the Forestry Training Centre, Colo-I-Suva hosted by the Ministry of Forestry. There were a total of 22 attendees. Agencies represented include Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Water Authority of Fiji, Fiji Roads Authority, CommonSensing, SPC, 3S Prospects, Lukemine Enterprises, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources, PGRSC, Drone Services Fiji and Ministry of Agriculture.

In chairing this month’s meeting, Ministry of Forestry’s Resource Monitoring (GIS) officer – Mr. Mohammed Shorab - welcomed everyone present. Presentations at the forum included:

Presentation 1: ArcGIS for Road closure reporting
Presentation PDF: ArcGIS for Road closure reporting(.PDF)
Mr. Nemaia Koto
Fiji Roads Authority

Presentation 2: The Pacific Islands GIS and Remote Sensing Newsletter
Mr. Wolf Forstreuter

Presentation 3: Forestry GIS in 2020
PDF Presentation: Forestry GIS in 2020(.PDF)
Ms Mereoni Taga
Ministry of Forestry

Presentation 4: Drones for Forestry
Mr. Mohammed Shorab
Ministry of Forestry

The forums’ tech talk included the use of drones at the Ministry of Forestry. They had recently acquired a DJI Mavic – 2 – Pro drone which will assist the ministry in its operations. Mr Shorab gave an insight on the processes that they undertook to acquire their drone and the works that they have done and are currently undertaking with the use of their drone, the problems that they had faced with possible solutions.

The next user forum is scheduled for the 7th of April and will be hosted by SPC. Details of the venue will be disseminated soon.