Provides a comprehensive data management and delivery server solution to address the challenges of enterprise-class provides the greatest flexibility for geospatial data delivery, enabling dissemination into any client, on any device.
The National Land Cover Monitoring System (NLCMS) has been developed to provide annual land cover maps by using consistent remote sensing datasets. This is an operational and flexible system to produce land cover maps from 2000 to 2019. This report provides comprehensive information on land cover statistics and land cover change analysis of 2000 and 2019 at the national, province level and at physiographic regions.
The NFIS is envisioned as an overarching information management system that includes tools and protocols for system managers and interfaces for accessing data, information and maps from the NFD and other relevant databases, links to and between these databases, analysis, synthesis, tabulation and other thematic tools. The system will be accessible for the general public through internet; web-based applications will be available. The NFIS will include tools for decision support modules and user friendly graphical user interfaces for data query and reporting, GIS analysis and mapping. GIS module will include standard web mapping interfaces and tools. The information system will be developed using open source application platforms with industry standard administration and management interfaces and it will deployed in the web as a “software-as-a service” system. Key modules to be included are forest resources, forest carbon, forest management plan and programs, users and beneficiaries, remote sensing, Land use, Land-use Change, and Forestry (LULUCF), REDD activities, social and environmental safeguards (SES) indicators, etc. The proposed NFIS will be deployed through hosting in a dedicated web application server to be based in GIDC which has facilities for space, continuous power supply, high speed internet connectivity, security and technical support.
Ecosystem and Forest Type Mapping
Characterization, classification, and mapping of ecosystems are the key to the sustainable management of biological diversity. In Nepal, several attempts have been made in this regard time and again. However, the vegetation maps prepared by Dobremez and his colleagues in the 1970s and 1980s have been the basis of all those efforts. The existing classifications of ecosystem are based on limited field studies of vegetation composition and structure, and analysis of bioclimatic and ecological conditions. In this context, Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC) has initiated the Ecosystem and Forest Type Mapping Program (EFTMP) to standardize the classification of Nepal’s ecosystems and forest types, and update the related maps based on a comprehensive and systematic study. The program aims to inform decision making regarding management and conservation of diverse ecosystems in Nepal.