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Enhancing mapping expertise in Central America

Taipei: A team of Taiwanese experts are on a mission to teach GIS in Nicaragua and Honduras. The team, which includes a professor and two research assistants from Taoyuan-based National Central University”s Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, is in Central America for this purpose, said the International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) in Taipei.

TaiwanICDF was commissioned by Taiwan”s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to establish programmes to help Nicaragua and Honduras use GIS, a computerised mapping tool, to monitor changes in the earth”s surface.

The Taiwanese experts are helping the two countries use GIS-related software, analyse satellite images obtained from the system, and develop environmental protection policies based on the data, said Yen Ming-hong, deputy director of the Technical Cooperation Department of TaiwanICDF.

Taiwan is training people in Nicaragua and Honduras to analyze images taken from Taiwan”s Formosat-2 imaging satellite so they can better understand the natural environments in their countries, Yen told CNA.

Source: Focus Taiwan