CAPMAS Geospatial Platform

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) Egypt

Business Needs

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) is the official statistical agency of Egypt that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates statistical data and conducts the census. The Egyptian Geospatial Information Portal was established as the groundwork for building a ‎unified geospatial platform for the national statistical system —empowered by CAPMAS — as a ‎prototype, before expanding the platform to include the other Egyptian government key player ‎institutions.
This platform is created to unify all these efforts and upscale the existing success stories through providing a unified platform based on Esri state-of-the-art GIS technology, developed, operated, and maintained by CAPAMS resources, that matter will guarantee the sustainability of the platform.


Solution Concept

Egyptian Geospatial Information Portal (Egy-GeoInfo) was built on Esri state-of-the-art technology utilizing CAPMAS statistical databases as the main source of data, allowing disparate geospatial data from across the country to be compiled onto a single platform for analysis.
The Egyptian Geospatial Information Portal (Egy-GeoInfo) portal is composed of three main sections:
• Thematic maps to provide a geospatial forum for the dissemination of CAPAMS statistical information to the public.

• Location Maps to enable the public to search for a certain service or a public landmark, show comparative statistics and search for an administrative level and retrieve its statistics.

• Dashboards provides a common operating picture for monitoring, tracking, and reporting events and lets users focus on aspects of their operations that matter most to them.

Platform Achievements

  • Platform Sustainability: the platform was built with a special focus on capacity building, knowledge transfer and using a joint development approach.
  • G2G Alignment: availing access to this geo-empowered content, encouraged the dialogue to include more government institutions in this platform, and to make sure that these G2G initiative is working to link all government institutions under one-formal-umbrella.
  • Knowledge Transfer: efforts exerted to transfer this experience to the African countries and beyond Africa.
  • Global Recognition: The Egy-GeoInfo Portal has received excellence awards and been presented in various international forums on open data approach and advanced information technology such as:
  1. Receiving a shield of the effective partnership with the Government of Egypt and WFP Egypt Country Office 2016.
  2. Winning of Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award as best smart E-Gov. application in 2016
  3. Winning of the Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award – USA -2017.

Used Software

  • ArcGIS Enterprise
  • ArcGIS Server
  • ArcGIS Pro tools
  • Portal for ArcGIS
  • ArcGIS for Desktop
  • ArcGIS Web Adaptor
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 2012 Server
  • Oracle enterprise edition
  • Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS