Spatial Data Infrastructure

UN WFP Spatial Data Infrastructure

WFP SDI is a platform that provides to final users a complete set of functionalities for acquiring, managing, analyzing, representing and disseminating geographically related information.

The solution adopted for WFP is a mix of commercial and Open Source software, in order to combine high reliability and complex data management functionalities with high flexibility and usability. WFP SDI is in a pre-operational stage, where also offices in the field are engaged in the process, also through specific training at Regional Bureau level (Bangkok, Dakar, Cairo, Kampala). Future developments include solutions to increase system reliability and availability.