Web Applications – Geography
A Geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system that helps collect, store, query, analyze, and visualize spatially-associated data and information. Thanks to GIS, a person reading a map can get a fuller picture of a specific site or area by correlating a whole set of chosen data for a particular project or task. In the renewable energy sector, GIS is used as a key tool for spatial decisions especially when it comes to identifying the best wind and solar sites.
As a market enabler for renewable energy, Dii has developed an intuitive Solar and Wind WebMap / WebApp to assist people in assessing potential areas in Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Users have access to quantitative data such as topography, land cover, protected areas, and qualitative information like the proximity to infrastructure, water availability or other environmental aspects. They can combine this data by activating different layers on the map in order to pinpoint and evaluate suitable sites for wind and solar projects.
For its Solar and Wind Mapping Application, Dii uses high resolution data from several sources including – but not limited to – SRTM, MODIS, MERRA, and HelioClim3. The Dii GIS Geodatabase is intuitive and constantly being updated and improved.