“Give someone a fish and you feed him for a day, teach someone to fish and you feed him for a lifetime…”
True to this motto, the QBook now became the latest “Blue Solution”.
Based on the open-source application QGIS, the QBook is a free, dynamic, Moodle-based, on and offline GIS training hub and marketplace for the Pacific. This QGIS “Cookbook” provides easy access to GIS training materials, data and resources for regional GIS beginners & practitioners.
Through close collaboration with SPC-GSD, USP and a growing range of partner organisations the QBook Moodle aims to provide a conduit for a variety of spatial data applications, such as mapping and monitoring the status of natural resources and their uses, e.g. in marine and terrestrial spatial planning.
As part of its objective to support the sustainable planning and management of marine and coastal biodiversity in Pacific Island States, MACBIO assists partner governments in their efforts to strengthen GIS capacity and address the demand for license-free spatial data tools in the region. This regional approach became now the latest solution on the Panorama platform, a partnership initiative to document and promote examples of inspiring, replicable solutions across a range of conservation and development topics.