Completed Projects

  • GIS and database for wildlife monitoring in Tajikistan:
    A GIS in combination with a database system will be used supporting a project regarding the sustainable wildlife management in Tajikistan. The database will serve to store the different field observations and monitoring activities of several wildlife species. In combination with the GIS and base-information layers the stored information will be used for further analysis and wildlife management scenarios. GeoIdee will act as GIS supervisor in cooperation with a GIS colleague in Tajikistan. The database will be stored on the GeoIdee server providing access o all participants of the project.
    Client: DFS Deutsche Forstservice GmbH (Feldkirchen / Germany)
  • Base maps for wildlife monitoring in Southern Tajikistan:
    During the month of February 2012 an extensive field survey for the wildlife in the region of the Shurobod range (Southern Tajikistan) will be conducted. To monitor and analyze the census, topographical base maps are used. The georeferenced and seamless topographical maps compiled by geoidee.ch are printed and laminated as field observation maps. The GIS ready dataset will facilitate after the survey the analysis and quality assurance in the office.
    Client: Mountain Ungulates Project Tajikistan (Khorog/ Tajikistan)
  • Thematic Map Production for Natural Resource Management:
    In the field of Natural Resource Management Planning (NRMP) a large amount of information are available and have to be considered in the different stages of a project. For non-experts and experts a combination of the relevant information of a specific topic in a map supports the dialog between the different stockholders and project implementing agencies.
    The project TJK 1071 and TJK 1073 of the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (WHH) is dealing with a broad amount of different spatial information in the field of NRMP. The information collected by WHH is an integral part of the NRMP within the three regions of Baljuvan, Termumalik and Khovaling in the Southern part of Tajikistan. As a final result, a NRMP is defined in the three areas mentioned above. To implement such NRMP in a sustainable and effective way, the elaborated NRMP has to be accompanied by a set of maps for each topic of the NRMP. These maps are building the base for the further activities proposed by the NRMP and conducted by the implementing organization, official bodies and local stockholders.
    Client: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (Dushanbe / Tajikistan)
  • Pilot project for numerical model of landslide in Zerafshan valley:
    Landslides, mudflows and avalanches are mass movements which are potentially high risks in the mountainous regions of Tajikistan. The estimation of the volume and the area affected of such movements can help to take adequate mitigation measures or can help to plan the further usage of land resources for settlements, infrastructure or agriculture.
    Based on digital elevation models, estimated release lines, volumes of the mass movements and with the help of available numerical models such events can be simulated. The pilot project is estimating the accuracy of such kind of simulations with available geodata in the Zerafshan valley.
  • Base maps for thematic mapping of Southern Tajikistan:
    For projects of Welthungerhilfe e.V. in the field of natural resource management, such as pasture management, thematic maps of different topics have to be elaborated. For these maps the Soviet topographic maps at a scale of 1:50 000 were chosen. A set of pixel maps in different color depth (8bit unsigned, 16bit signed) and in grayscale was prepared. In combination with the map sheet index layer (including all eight neighboring sheets) a complete set of background information is ready to be used. Additional consultancy in thematic mapping and map layout was provided.
    Client: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (Dushanbe / Tajikistan)
  • Names of Soviet topographical map sheets of Tajikistan:
    Each topographical map sheets is identified by an unique identifier and an unique name. The names of the map sheets usually correspond to the main feature or place within the sheet. The names of the map sheets are helpful to identify a specific sheet, helps the orientation on the map index, gives additional information about the sheet itself and can be used to identify the adjoining sheets.
    To simplify the use of the vectorial map index of the topographical maps 1:50’000 of Tajikistan the names of 450 individual sheets are captured in Russian and English language. The resulting extended map index can be used for different purposes in map production and GIS.
  • Feasibility study regarding the use of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry:
    The organization Welthungerhilfe e.V. is introducing a large amount of wood efficient stoves in several areas of Tajikistan. The use of remote sensing could provide information about the (positive) impact of such kind of stoves on the forest in the region. The feasibility study was looking at the possibilities and shortcomings regarding the use of remote sensed information as a tool.
    The high level of erosion, caused by mismanagement of natural resources, results in large gullies endangering cultivated land and settlements. To measure the impact of mitigation measures several methodologies were developed. The use of close-range photogrammetry or the use of land-survey based monitoring systems was proposed.
    Client: Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (Dushanbe / Tajikistan)
  • SHPP-GIS, GIS based evaluation of small hydro power plants:
    The use of GIS can simplify the evaluation of possible locations for small hydro power plants. Workflow and methodologies have to been developed for use in Tajikistan.
    This project is done in cooperation with Ernst Basler + Partner Ltd. (Zollikon / Switzerland).
  • Mapping of natural hazard zones:
    GIS will be used for the mapping of natural hazard zones within 15 villages in northern Tajikistan. It is an integrated part in the Participatory Risk and Monitoring Assessment conducted in those villages. The database will be used for printed maps, presentation of the zones in GoogleEarth and exchange with other organizations.
    Client: CAMP Kuhiston (Dushanbe / Tajikistan).
  • Back-country Skiing Maps Tajikistan:
    GeoData are an important basis to create back-country skiing maps. The topographical base-maps together with the mapped routes are the most important content of this maps. Additionally with the use of a digital terrain model dangerous areas for the release of avalanches are shown. Under the use of ArcGIS and a slightly modified version of the extension MapBook maps of different areas of Tajikistan were exported. The exported maps are ready for download.
  • TJ GIS User Network:
    A platform for the exchange of information and knowledge within the community of GIS users in Tajikistan will be established. For this purpose, a program of 4 workshops a year will be elaborated. The workshops will consist of a theoretical and a practical part. The first workshop will be on September 14th 2010.
    This project is done in cooperation with UN Disaster Risk Management Project and Information Management and Analytical Center (IMAC).
  • Climate data for Soil Science:
    Climate data are integrative information in the field of soil science. At the research station of the Tajik Soil Institute in Karsang / Faizabad a climate station was installed. Before fully operating the individual sensors have to be tested and calibrated. Additionally a workflow between the station and the internet-based database has to be established.
    Client: NCCR North South RP11 - Land resource potentials
  • Malaria GIS:
    An extensive database is in use to collect information about all Malaria incident in Tajikistan. To visualize the past, current and future situation of Malaria within Tajikistan, this database has to be linked into a GIS system. Conceptual and technical consultancy will be provided to the client.
    Client: UNDP, Malaria control in Tajikistan (Dushanbe / Tajikistan)
  • GIS for Safe Drinking Water:
    The collection, presentation and maintenance of the infrastructure for drinking water supply are an important to guaranty the distribution of safe drinking water. In different areas of Southern Tajikistan existing drinking water supply systems will be renewed and extended. To provide a reliable base for hydraulic calculations and further maintenance of the supply systems the infrastructures are collected and stored within a GIS.
    Client: Safe Drinking Water Project USAid Tajikistan
  • Easy understandable risk maps:
    Maps are an important tool to show the risk of natural hazards to the local population. This has to been done in an easy and effective manner. To do this, the known risk, evacuation path and save haven location are shown with simple icons on satellite images. The cartographie is done with Adobe Illustrator. Technical consultancy is provided to the client. Additionally all digital base information is derived and a quality assurance is established.
    Client: CAMP Kuhiston (Dushanbe / Tajikistan) in collaboration with Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V. (Dushanbe / Tajikistan)
  • Presentation of Participatory Risk and Monitoring Assessment with GoogleEarth:
    GoogleEarth helps as a light-weight GIS to present different information about natural hazards. In this Project several KML-Files were created and combined with photographs and time information.
    Client: CAMP Kuhiston (Dushanbe / Tajikistan).
  • NCCR-IT Infrastructure in Dushanbe:
    Within the NCCR-North-South programs, a small office for MSc- and PhD-studies will be established in Dushanbe. The installation will contain a network, NAS, Server, Workstation and Laptops. The duty covers the building of the network to link the preconfigured Computers and NAS. Additionally a backup system has to be established.
    Client: Centre for Development and Environment - CDE (Berne / Switzerland)
  • Pixelmaps of Tajikistan:
    For an easy handling of the topographical maps of Tajikistan within GIS-systems seamless mosaics of the maps will be calculated. The project will cover maps in the scales of 1:500000, 1:200000, 1:100000 and 1:50000. Except of the maps 1:50000 the single map sheets are already available with georeferencing. Apart of the mosaicing, index-layers for the four map scales will be created.
    This is an internal project which builds the base for the publishing geodata with the help of a GeoServer.
  • Base data for digital elevation model Khorog:
    For the estimation of rock fall and other natural hazards within the construction site of the University of Central Asia (UCA) in Khorog (GBAO, Tajikistan) a detailed digital elevation model is needed. A comparison between the ASTER DEM and the Russian 1:50000 maps showed that the level of detail of the ASTER DEM is not detailed enough to conduct such kind of estimations. For this reason the contour lines, break lines and elevation points around the new buildings of the UCA were digitized.
    Client: MUTTONI & BEFFA SA (Faido / Switzerland)
  • Digital terrain models (DTM) for the modeling of natural disasters in high alpine regions:
    Digital terrain models (DTM) for the modeling of natural disasters such as avalanches or glacier lake outburst are one of the main input data. But specially in high alpine regions such as the Pamirs in Tajikistan the availability of accurate DTM is very limited. The use of space-borne acquired DTM is the only way to overcome these shortcomings.
    The freely available DTM derived from the optical data of the Advanced Thermal Emission And Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on TERRA satellite and the Shuttle RADAR Topography Mission (SRTM) could fill this gap. But both DTM have many disadvantages.
    The project was addressing the combination of both DTM to combine the strength of the individual DTM and to provide a reliable DTM in high mountainous regions.
    The full report (in German) can be downloaded here. A publication in the EARSeL eProceedings 4 addressing the different problematic can be downloaded here.
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