KIEIN data is organized and stored in one unified central
database, which is the “geo-environmental” database.The geo-environmental
database achieves integration of KISR spatial data, through simultaneous access
by several users; this is done by utilizing the versioning capability of multi-user
All datasets of the Geo-Environmental database were grouped
under environment-related data domains, according to the common standard
six data domains have been identified in order to group the different datasets available
in KISR. The KIEIN data domains are:
“ Basemap”, “ Atmospheric”, “ Hydrology”, “ Marine”, “ Terrestrial”
and “ Socio-Economic” domains.
The KIEIN Desktop
Application provides the user with the capabilities to manage, search, analyze,
update and present the geo-environmental database.
A set of GIS
modules are built to provide the user with such capabilities. The different modules
that compose the KIEIN desktop application are:
“ Data Manager” , “ Inquiry ”, “ Analyzer” , “ Indicators”,
“ SDSS”, “ Update” s.
, and “ Reporting” Module
The web-based application makes spatial datasets (and
information) available on KISR Intranet. In order to make spatial information accessible
to all the research community, a selected collection of spatial datasets are published
over the Internet.
application also offers some GIS tools to enable the user to reach the desired information.
These tools vary between analysis procedures, search techniques, metadata, etc.