GIS helps manage African natural resources



Three West African countries are beginning to improve the management of their natural resources by using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), according to a November 6 study by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

The report, “GIS: Supporting Environmental Planning and Management in West Africa,” examined ways in which Burkina Faso, the Ivory Coast, and The Gambia have used GIS on a number of projects and how they can improve and expand on their GIS usage.