EasyMTP/CGMap Update August 2009

posted Aug 6, 2009, 2:46 AM by a.pastore@cgxchange.org   [ updated Aug 6, 2009, 2:58 AM ]

CGMap is up-to-date

CGMap is now updated with 19 of the MTPs submitted in June (only Climate Change Challenge Program is left to land into the system database, but is already available as a document).

With 158 projects and 710 outputs, CGMap provides a comprehensive view of the work plans of the CGIAR. This year, the colleagues in Centers and Programs have done a great job in providing complete data on priorities, countries and output targets, i.e. the core data that allows the advanced search functions in CGMap to work and deliver accurate results.

What's coming up

We're already at work with our CIAT colleagues on a number of new features of the system. This year, the keyword is 'Improve Access': we're working on more complete project fact sheets, on submitting the project information to search engines much more deeply than last year, and advanced mapping.

We are publishing some sneak peeks about the future enhancements to CGMap, regarding maps and KML, the geographic information exchange standard that will allow CGmap projects to be visualised on online maps. 

See the post at http://ictkm.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/down-to-earth-cgmap-is-about-to-land/!

Stay tuned on our blog for more news.

Feedback welcome

We welcome your comments on this year's experience, drop us a note at cgmap-support@cgiar.org

Until the next update

best regards

The EasyMTP/CGMap Team
i.e. Antonella Pastore, Tania Jordan, Michael Marus