Nobel Systems and the Bayawan Water District Recognize Geographic Information Systems Making a Difference in Society
Bayawan, Philippines—Nov. 7, 2018—Nobel Systems and the Bayawan Water District of the Philippines will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. The two organizations will sponsor a GIS Day presentation at NORSU (Negro Oriental State University) in Bayawan, the Philippines.
Nobel Systems has shown an innovative application of technology, data collection, geospatial information visualization, and thought leadership through geographic information system (GIS) technology in the field of GIS / IoT cloud solutions for utilities.
The Bayawan Water District utilizes GIS and Nobel’s GIS-based billing system in the management and provision of potable clean water to Bayawan City in the Philippines.
What is a GIS?
A GIS, or geographic information system, is a computerized system that gathers, stores and analyzes data related to global positions. By connecting data that appears to be unrelated, it offers governments, businesses, and citizens to better understand spatial relationships and patterns.
GIS can be used in many applications, including exploring demographic information, mapping and monitoring utility infrastructure, and tracking the effects of natural disasters such as hurricanes and volcano eruptions and lava flows.
Origins of GIS Day
First proposed by consumer advocate Ralph Nader to Jack Dangermond of Esri, GIS Day was founded in 1999 to demonstrate how geographic intelligence affects everyone.
The celebration takes place during Geography Awareness Week, which was created by the National Geographic Society to promote awareness and education about geography and geospatial issues.
GIS Day was incorporated as part of Geo Week because “Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are important tools that have the potential to greatly improve the population’s geo-literacy. Its spatial focus embraces the idea of interconnectedness, and it can be used to solve many of the problems Geography Awareness Week addresses.,“ NGS states on its Website.
Educating Students About GIS
On Nov. 14, Nobel Systems and the Bayawan Water District will give a presentation to NORSU students explaining GIS. The students will use printed maps and work on identifying landmarks within Bayawan City. There will also be a real-life demo of entering GIS data on an iPad using Nobel Systems’ GeoViewer.
“We want to get them excited about collecting data,” said Michael Samuel, Nobel Systems President.
Nobel Systems is a California Corporation providing cutting-edge GIS technology to about 20 municipalities in the Philippines. The Bayawan Water District is one of the first users of Nobel’s GIS-based billing system, which is now under implementation.
“We want to get them excited about collecting data.”
The Negro Oriental State University of Bayawan, Philippines, provides “advanced education, higher technological, professional instruction and training in the fields of arts, sciences, education, commerce, agriculture and forestry, and fishery and other related fields of study.” Its graduates excel in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and geodetic engineering.
The Bayawan Water District has worked with Nobel Systems in implementing a comprehensive water quality monitoring system to provide the citizens of Bayawan city clean, potable drinking water twenty-four hours per day.
“We need to discover and explore the benefits of GIS,” Samuel said.
This November, Nobel Systems and Bayawan Water District will join hundreds of organizations from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia in hosting gatherings that will serve to ignite the imagination of the future geospatial innovators who will move the planet forward using GIS.
For more information on how Nobel Systems is innovating through the application of GIS, visit Nobel-Systems.com. More information about the Bayawan Water District can be obtained by visiting http://bawad.gov.ph/. Visit http://www.norsu.edu.ph/ for more information about NORSU.
About Nobel Systems
Nobel Systems Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in San Bernardino, CA with offices in India and the Philippines. The company was founded in 1992 and has 60 highly skilled and experienced professionals specializing in Geospatial Services, Software Engineering, Cloud Technology (SaaS), and Software Integration. With over 20+ years working in the GIS industry, Nobel Systems’ continues to deliver real-world solutions that integrate with your existing network and devices, enabling the collection and sharing of data. Our Cloud solutions provide easy access to your data with minimal training, and no additional software or hardware is required.
Nobel Systems’ has been delivering geospatial and innovative cloud solutions to municipalities and public utility districts for 20 years, by leveraging the latest smart-map and synchronization technology available.
About Bayawan Water District
The mission of the Bayawan Water District is to improve the living conditions of the Bayawan City population by providing clean drinking water on a daily basis. The district offers filtered, potable water supply to the city of Bayawan in the Philippines.
Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) has nine (9) campuses located in strategic areas across the province of Negros Oriental, namely: Dumaguete (2) campuses, Bais (2) campuses, Bayawan-Sta. Catalina Campus, Siaton Campus, Guihulngan Campus, Pamplona Campus, and Mabinay Campus.
NORSU offers Diploma, Certificate, Baccalaureate, and Masters Degree Programs. It has a total enrollment of about 22,000 students per semester and produced about 3,300 world-class graduates annually. The university was cited as the Top 2 performing State University and Colleges with the most number of assessed programs (including preliminary visits) and the Top 4 SUC with the most number of accredited programs Level1 and above among the 102 SUCs in the entire Philippines.