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Spatial Knowledge & Information Management (SKIM) empowers its users in conducting cutting edge highly sophisticated analysis and scenarios modeling while incorporating the spatial dimension of information. SKIM frame-work integrates a huge wealth of data layers from individuals, public and institutions research, business processes, as well as strategic national and international initiatives for enhanced decision making at both individual and institution- al level. Many fields contribute to SKIM framework; these include Information and Communication Technology, Geographic Information System, Citizen Media, and Public Governance, Policy, Safety, Education, Health, and Energy.
 
Our Spatial-information Management team offers an integrated GIS-based approach and powerful GIS technologies and tools to provide visionary services and solutions that are derived by capturing, analyzing, modelling, mapping. This power comes from the fact that geo-information management provides means to link and integrate different datasets from different sources; explore and analyses spatial patterns and relationships in the data; for spatial modelling; and for mapping and visualization of spatial data to support decision-making.
GIS technology enables managers and users of geographic information to achieve higher levels of information integration and to perform more complex analyses than are practically feasible in manual environments.
We as SKIM focus on the following
 
1. Democracy
 
Using cutting edge techniques SKIM triangulates spatial information, database management, and communication  technologies to deliver the insights needed to make it easier for user to collect, manage, visualize, model, analyze and report the myriad of past, present and future democracy data and information from a variety of fragmented sources and seamlessly merge them into an integrated system. SKIM is a specialized information management model that involve collection, management, storage and manipulation of interrelated spatial and non-spatial data. Communication technologies, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Remote Sensing (RS), and GIS are the fundamental SKIM.
 
 
2. Education
 
The structure of an education system has a direct bearing on the sustainable development process of any country. It comes to no surprise that the countries which are termed “least developed” are found wanting when it comes to developing an efficient education system, mainly because the policy makers have failed to acknowledge the ground realities. With rising population and the number of academic institutes evolving each year, managing information has become a huge challenge. Geo-spatial technology is one way to meet this challenge. Around the globe, the application of geo-spatial technologies in education sector is getting abundant, with more and more countries relying on integration of spatial and non-spatial data for formulation of comprehensive educational policies.
 
3. Governance
 
SKIM enables government authorities and policy makers to bring together the essential layers of information-demographic, site-based information, transportation networks, etc.—necessary for assessing, delivering, and integrating services and programs. The technology has the capacity to aid government professionals, researchers, and policy makers better understand the geographic relationships that affect governance. SKIM is a specialized information management model that involve collection, management, storage and manipulation of interrelated spatial and non-spatial data. Communication technologies, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Remote Sensing (RS), and GIS are the fundamental SKIM.
 
4. Energy
 
In 21st Century, energy sector remains one of the fastest growing sectors in the world, due to ever increasing demand by developing countries. Recent trends indicate that the market in energy sector has shifted back to profit-driven model. Organizations are now reverting back to monitoring cost and efficiencies while strengthening their resource and asset management. On the other hand, governments around the world are looking for more feasible and efficient sources to fulfill their domestic energy demands, or seeking means to boost investment in their energy sector. Therefore, the integration of spatial and non-spatial data along with use of geo-spatial technologies, provide accurate, cost-cutting and timely solution to all the stakeholder of this field.
5. Health
Using cutting edge techniques SKIM triangulates spatial information, database management, and communication  technologies to deliver the insights needed to make it easier for user to collect, manage, visualize, model, analyze and report the myriad of past, present and future health data and information from a variety of fragmented sources and seamlessly merge them into an integrated system. SKIM is a specialized information management model that involve collection, management, storage and manipulation of interrelated spatial and non-spatial data. Communication technologies, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Remote Sensing (RS), and GIS are the fundamental SKIM.
 
6. Money
 
The Economy of any country could benefit in magnanimous terms if there is an effective integration of spatial and non-spatial economic data. Geo-spatial information is the backbone of the modern “Knowledge Based Economies”, for it keeps the environment competitive.  In an increasingly globalized economy, such information is critical for all stakeholders’ i-e economic planners, policy makers, financial institutions, investors, private firms and general public, as they rely greatly on available evidence to balance their economic needs and wants. Therefore, amalgamation of non-spatial and spatial data using geo-spatial tools is the need of this century, for decisive and far reaching economic planning at all levels.
 
7. Public & environmental Safety
 
Spatial and non-spatial data integration has been effectively and methodically employed over the years by various governmental and non-governmental organizations to develop policies for public and environmental safety. The growing environmental challenges and changing social dynamics calls for proper information management and only good data administration can make room for flexible and vibrant decision making.
Geospatial technologies like Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) are very effective tools for managing natural disasters natural disasters makes spatial information management pivotal for public and environmental safety. The key areas which can be mapped in Pakistan include:
  • Seismic activity.
  • River flow and flood warning.
  • Precision Farming.
  • Wetlands Development.
  • Forest and Wild life Management.
  • Landscape and real estate development.
 
8. Agriculture and Natural resources
 
SKIM enables agriculture planners and managers to bring together the essential layers of information demographic, site-based information, transportation networks, etc.—necessary for assessing, delivering, and integrating services and programs. The technology has the capacity to aid agriculture professionals, researchers, and policy makers better understand the geographic relationships that affect agriculture. SKIM is a specialized information management model that involve collection, management, storage and manipulation of interrelated spatial and non-spatial data. Communication technologies, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Remote Sensing (RS), and GIS are the fundamental SKIM.
 
9. Infrastructure planning and development
 
Spatial planning is concerned with all investment and includes the private, public and community sectors. This extended role in infrastructure planning and delivery now sits within the whole governance structure at the local level, which is increasingly being joined up and coordinated.
Spatial planning also extends to the use of all public sector assets and the location of services and facilities. It is concerned with all public sector mainstream budgets, as well as funding from agencies, private investment and developers’ contributions