New geoportal in South Sudan launched

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of South Sudan officially launched the South Sudan Geoportal in Juba on 28 February 2017. The geoportal serves as a platform that facilitates creation, sharing and use of geospatial data. The objective is to enhance the capacity of South Sudan government agencies and non-governmental institutions in geospatial data creation, sharing and management. Staff members from the NBS were trained on the use of the portal, web-based spatial data management, interactive mapping and metadata editing.