Ana Priscila is a MSC Candidate at The University of Melbourne and holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the School of EE&T at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
Her current research focuses on developing a SDI model for Spatially Enabled Planning by conducting a case study on the Telecommunications Industry in peri-urban areas of the City of Maputo – Mozambique’s capital city.
Ana Priscila is an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Maputo in Mozambique, from District 9400. She became a Rotarian in 2006, and over the last 3 years she was the Club Secretary and had been actively engaged in poverty alleviation projects for Mozambique’s unprivileged communities. Read more
Presentation Title: SDI Model for Spatially Enabled Mozambique in the Telecommunications Industry – Case Study
Between 1980 and 1997, the City of Maputo’s population increased by 30%. In 2007 the population increased by another 10%. The National Institute of Statistics in Mozambique has projected a further 14% increase by 2016, totaling 1,257,500 inhabitants out of the 26,424,000 country’s population. This is contributing to significant peri-urban population growth, considering the fact that the City of Maputo has only 347 km2. In addition, the telecommunications market has noticed considerable changes as in 2013 the national authority had registered more subscriptions in mobile networks than in fixed ones – 99.33% of the overall telephone subscribers were from mobile cellular networks.
Without a planning framework to accommodate this phenomenon in terms of new infrastructure, land use and population distribution, it becomes important to develop a spatial enabled society where data across multiple disciplines is available to all stakeholders for encouraging creativity and the development of new products and services.
By conducting a case study in the telecommunications industry enhancing the use of Geographic Information and GIS tools, a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and roadmap are proposed, to bring together diverse sets of spatial data to support a more coordinated planning for peri-urban telecommunications infrastructure, in the context of the City of Maputo.
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