Huduma platform launched in Kenya

Posted: February 10, 2011 in ICT, Open GIS

This tool will help the community to demand for quality service delivery in Education, health, infrastructure and water: http://www.huduma.info

Demo for using geoserver

Posted: February 10, 2011 in Open GIS

By Chris Mwangi from Kenya: East African Regional Winner of the CTA ARDYIS Essay contest

Currently, Kenya has four active mobile operators. The technology is the prime mode of communication in the country. Since its introduction, the industry has picked up quickly and remarkably, covering most of the geographical areas of the country and has contributed greatly to local peoples’ livelihoods.

Safaricom is the largest mobile phone operator, and among its range of services is the mobile phone money transfer system called “M-Pesa” which literally means “Mobile Money”. It allows M-Pesa users to store money within their mobile phones in an e-account and deposit or withdraw the money in hard currency at any one of its numerous M-Pesa agents located throughout the country. As of January, 2010 Safaricom had over 9 million people registered with M-Pesa (Plyler and Haas, 2010). According to these authors the mobile phone person-to-person monthly transfer money was over Kshs. 26 billion by December 2009. The number of agents has increased over time both in the urban and rural areas creating job opportunities, especially for the youth. Read the rest of this entry »

GeoServer WMS in Quantum GIS

Posted: February 9, 2011 in Open GIS

Just realized how powerful GeoServer can be just by a click of a button:

How to add the Service Capabilities:

On the GeoServer interface  you have the Service Capabilities. Right click on the WMS 1.1.1 and copy link location to QGIS in the URL field. In the Name field put everything you want and let blank the user name and the password fields.