GIS4Change is a group of professionals working in the field of geographical information with focus on data collection, analysis, modeling and publication through development and use of Open Source tools.
We collaborate both with public and private entities working in the field of international cooperation for development by providing consultancies throughout the whole project cycle, from definition of initial requirements to all operational phases, in order to support as much as possible beneficiaries in the use and management of the adopted solutions.
To ensure full sustainability of achieved results, GIS4Change suggests to use multi-language Open Source tools (with no license and upgrade fees) helped by training cycles and production of technical manuals.
In the startup phase, preparatory for data collection, it is asked to identify required information to achieve project goal and designing the infrastructure that best suites the activities environment. This careful analysis allows to define a detailed database structure and a consequent optimization of the workflow with evident savings in terms of time and cost reduction.
We are experts in planning and management of field data collection through GPS tools with increasing levels of accuracy. We have developed a software for field survey that, through customizable tables, makes easier data collection and standardization offering the possibility of devices interfacing and automatic synchronization with a centralized database.
After the data collection, GIS4Change is able to apply methods and techniques of cleaning, harmonization, elaboration and spatial analysis by complex models to obtain new strategical information supporting decisions. The wide range of our skills in the field of Geographical Information Systems is such that they can meet the varied needs of the customer.
Geographic as well as other data , previously collected and produced, properly put in relation to each other and revised, may provide decision-makers with new information that were not visible in first analysis. Such information can be reversed and shared with final users in different ways, ranging from the traditional paper mapping until online publication through web mapping applications (or webGIS).
GIS4Change provides professional technical services related to engineering and environmental sciences, as well as the development and customization of software mainly in geographical environment (GIS) with Open Source solutions.
All activities are supported by services offered to customers, both locally and remotely, to define project activities and to guide through the use of the system and access the results.
The implemented activities are generally supported by training courses designed and customized according to the specific needs of the project. GIS4Change has gained a wide experience over the years and is able to offer courses and seminars, both residential and remotely, at different levels and duration. The training activities, entirely carried out using open source software, may be realised in Italian, French, English, Spanish and German.
Environmental engineer, PhD in Environmental Science, Java programmer expert. He’s the coordinator of open source JGrassTools and Geopaparazzi projects and an active developer of gvSIG Desktop.
Environmental engineer, master in GIS and RS. He deals with spatial data analysis and elaboration, environmental modelling, desktop and web development and training. Active contributor of gvSIG desktop and SEXTANTE library.
Degree in forestry and master in Geomatics and Natural Resources Evaluation, has worked as GIS expert, training manager and teacher as well as project coordinator for development cooperation programs in Asia and Africa.
Surveyor and GIS expert
Surveyor expert, he has created many GIS and webGIS for public and private bodies. He has carried out training activities in GIS courses for Higher Technical Institutes as well as Italian Surveyors Association.
Environmental modelling expert
Environmental engineer with master in Project Management. She deals with modeling in hydrologic, hydraulic, geological risk, aqueducts and sewers sectors, as well as GIS data collection and analysis.
BLOG "GEOMAPPERS FOR DEVELOPMENT"
The blog "Geomappers for Development" was created aiming to define a space where to share articles related to geographic data collection, processing and publication with particular attention to cooperation with developing countries.