Analysis By Sector

Demographics

Geospatial distribution of the population at a scale of individual buildings is needed for analysis of people’s interaction with their local socio-economic and physical environments. High-resolution aerial images are capable of capturing urban complexities and are considered a potential source for mapping urban features at this fine scale.

The census as applied in many countries is an attempt to gather basic information about the characteristics of the population. This is usually carried out at an interval of 5–10 years with the purpose of obtaining information on demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics and their variation over small areas

Considering this spatial aspect, geographic aggregation is the most common way of releasing population and socioeconomic datasets.

 
 

Energy

Electrification plans in general, or rural electrification plans more specifically, are a means of optimizing electricity services in a given territory, within a given period of time in accordance with pre-defined strategic objectives.

Electrification planning is based on the collection and geographical referencing of data in all of the following areas:

  • Existing and planned electricity grid structures

  • Location and size of population centers

  • Infrastructure in the fields of health, education and economic institutions (e.g. markets, banks, microfinance institutions)

  • Assessment of renewable energy potentials

In the development of a national electrification plan, the process of data collection commonly takes several months.

GRID EXTENSION

Grid extension is therefore a network expansion from the national power transmission system to new areas and communities. Whereas decentralized power provision is understood as power generation in the village, such as solar home system or a mini-grid powered by a diesel generator / hydro power plant.

MINI-GRID

A mini-grid is a set of small-scale electricity generators interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to a small, localized group of customers. It usually operates independently from the national transmission grid.

There are five key steps in the mini-grid technical design process:

  1. Define the geographic scope of the project.

  2. Assess the available energy resources.

  3. Size the system.

  4. Select the system configuration.

  5. Design the distribution system.

STAND-ALONE-SYSTEM

A stand-alone power system (SAPS or SPS), also known as remote area power supply (RAPS), is an off-the-grid electricity system for locations that are not fitted with an electricity distribution system. Typical SAPS include one or more methods of electricity generation, energy storage, and regulation.

Health

Health Care Facilities will have additional energy requirements- by identifying which health care facilities are geographically located in comparison to existing grid networks or microgrids, the VIA platform can rapidly identify where priority facilities are to focus energy funding ranked by highest loading. VIA can make recommendations as to grid extension to the site vs offgrid power solutions based on speed of deployment of either technology, as well as cost. Estimate power requirements based on number of beds required from loading analysis from planners can be undertaken based on lighting, ICU equipment, vaccine cold storage & others.

Mapping in Covid

GIS provides public health modeling and mapping tools for surveillance and monitoring, understanding resource capacity and needs, and improving critical communication. Maps deliver the insights needed to plan and respond in a rapidly changing environment and help slow the spread.

VIA is able to assist in the response to COVID-19 globally-utlising the algorithm

built within the platform to assist decision makers and planners to understand the resilience of their country specific health care system from large-scale pandemics and plan responses.

Observe

Collect real-time data on cases, testing sites, medical facilities, and inventory and capacity for key resources. Visualize the data with maps.

Understand

Analyze case data, bed and resource capacity, and community mobility. Identify where critical resources are needed and prioritize interventions.

Respond

Deploy resources based on real-time insights from the field, enhance critical communications, and monitor how your efforts are working.

Water and sanitation

Water distribution network consists of a system of pipes or links through which the water flows, connected together at nodes which may be at different elevation. A node usually has one of the two main functions; it either receives a supply for the system or it delivers the demand required by consumers.

ICE-MAKING FOR FISHERMAN

The use of ice in fishing boats has many general advantages. It is inexpensive, maintains a definite temperature, and has a very high cooling capacity. It also keeps fish moist, and often serves to wash surface bacteria from fish while it melts. Ice in flake form provides a host of advantages. One of the biggest is its excellent surface contact area. Flake ice features a larger heat-exchange surface than other types of ice. This provides faster and more efficient cooling. The shape of flake ice also protects a catch from injury and bruises, as it is light and contains no sharp edges. Furthermore, flake ice is easy to handle and store when sub-cooled insulated storage is present. It is also easy to use in fishing operations because it does not need crushing before use.

LAUNDRY SERVICES

The GIS system helps to mark the laundry service all over the nearby areas of the latitude and longitude provided. This type of pinpoint mapping helps other to find such services with ease.

Agriculture

The selection of suitable location for rainwater harvesting is based on different key determinates such as environment, hydrology, socio-economic, and topography as well as the estimation of the storage volume and the surface area. This study aims to identify the suitable location for rainwater harvesting using Geographical Information System (GIS) and remote sensing with multi-criteria decision techniques in the study area. Many thematic maps were extracted such as soil map, vegetation cover, land use/land cover, slope, and digital elevation model. The drainage network and the contour line map were used to suggest six sites in the study area. The result shows that the total suitable area for water harvesting was 28% of the study area, while 21% indicated moderate suitability.

Logistics is the only one business which is the basic requirement of all the other businesses. Today every business has a need of transportation. Every business needs their products to come in the reach of general public. As it is known that the transportation basically relies on the routes. So in that case GIS and logistics are the counterparts of one coin. GIS would be the most optimum tool for the efficient logistics services

Small business development

A productive use of energy facilitates income generating activities and improves overall business climate – there is a strong and proven connection between increased commercial energy consumption and improved human welfare.

Despite this promise, there is relatively little consensus in the energy access sector on the scope and mandate of the term, and little data exists regarding its opportunities and challenges, and the relative impact potential of the relevant technologies. There are also variations on the term, such as “energy for livelihoods”.

While relatively large-scale appliances such as agricultural grain mills and water irrigation systems come to mind, all appliances can unlock income. Lights keep a store open later, a TV with the news may attract new customers, and a household refrigerator stores cold drinks and perishable food items for later sale.