Development od a webgis based national school (primary and secondary) information management system (NSIMS)

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University of Dar es Salaam
Information is considered as an important resource in making decisions. Fast and accurace information can help in facilitating the process of making decisions. In the context of Ministry of Education and Vocational Trading, there has been a problem in data collection and processing in order to obtain useful information. As many schools are now being built in different parts, the issue of collecting school information is very challenging. One of the biggest challenges is delay in the school data collection and tedious work of processing the collected data. This study was conducted to help in supporting data management by developing a prototype of WebGIS Based National School (Primary and secondary) Information Management System (NSIMS). The NSIMS is a web based system which is fast, simple, flexible, and inexpensive. It is designed specifically to aid the Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and other education stakeholders in improving management of school data. The system provides an intuitive GIS based interface to database which contain the data coutinely collected by the Ministry from schools in Tanzania. The NSIMS makes use of relational database MySQL, Map Server and Chameleon to store and manipulate and deliver spatial. Data respectively. It uses Web Server called Apache and server-side scripting language namely Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP). The aim of this study was achieved through the creation of the NSIMS software.
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Management information system, National School, National School information management system
Ambele, M (2009) Development od a webgis based national school (primary and secondary) information management system (NSIMS), Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam