Geographically confused

Some confusing signals from the GIS folks of the CGIAR. We hear that the team behind the CGIAR Research Programme on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) met recently to discuss the geographic targeting of their interventions. The payoff is in the mail: “…the team is creating an online digital atlas on everything related to RTB crop development.” Promises to be very useful. But is that the same atlas that was announced at more or less the same time to separate fanfare? Certainly some of the same people are involved, but that’s not always a guide. I did play around with the IBP Generation Atlas for half an hour or so and I have to say I’m profoundly unimpressed so far. Sharing doesn’t really work. You can’t import your own data in any way that I can see. And I couldn’t get a number of the maps in the menu to load, for example the crop distribution one. But no doubt it’s all at the very forefront of GIS technology. So I’ll reserve definitive judgement until I’ve had a proper chance to test it. But don’t let me stop you jumping in. It could just be me.

One Reply to “Geographically confused”

  1. Dear Dr. Luigi
    Thanks for posting this item ,when I collected Aegilops or any seeds or pods plants I got with GPS tools, ( ALT, LAT, LNOG) in the same point the plants In-situ ,but I need programe to drawing the maps distribution and I need time to do quickly .
    At last trip 2012\6 province Dohuk \Swlaf mountain , I collected wild Hordeum ,Aegilops, wildTrifolium ,Ranunculs ,wild Avena ,pinus fruit , others I sent you the photos.
    I were happy for Ranunculs pods because I collected a lot of , kissed all these materials with heavy tears and thanks God .
    Dear Dr. Luigi: – the distribution of the species of the flora of Iraq with habitat and Occurrence of each with fill a long-felt want for those who work on Botanical Science and Agriculture. but no one interested that this job belong to gene bank may be you are know thanks again…

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