Incatema Consulting & Engineering starts field data collection for the creation of a Geographic Information System in Angola

13 November, 2019

Incatema Consulting & Engineering has started to gather data for the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS), designed to offer information regarding critical points within the value chain, the improvement of which would positively affect product marketing. Analysis of the information collected and the GIS will facilitate the prioritisation of interventions to be conducted. All of the above, within the Commercial Farming Development Project of Angola with funding from the World Bank and French Development Agency.

The project centres on the value chains of cereals, coffee and the poultry sector from the start of production, including the necessary consumables, through to commercialisation and placement on the market. The contribution of the GIS to this project lies in its capacity to geo-reference the main infrastructures and their condition, covering a surface of more than 150,000 km2 divided into 2 main corridors: North and South. The system is structured in themed groups with different layers to allow for individual or combined viewing.

INCATEMA envisages data collection to take the next three months. At the same time, and in parallel, the structure of the GIS is being developed, which will allow the information collected to be stored and analysed.

We may recall that INCATEMA already carried out a first app for the World Bank called “Incatema Angola Viewer”, allowing the existing infrastructures and their condition to be viewed, and for investments to be prioritised in a different geographical area to the one currently under study.

Learn more about this project here.