Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become key in project management; with 80% of all data having a spatial element. GIS and GPS are rapidly evolving to become standard tools, influencing decision making in various sectors and in project management. There is however a severe shortage of persons who are trained to use these techniques in various projects.
This action packed course is structured to maximize your knowledge of GIS. You will be taken through theoretical concepts and comprehensive hands-on training associated with GIS and GPS, software and hardware requirements for GIS, data input, spatial database creation, principles of GIS spatial analysis, production of GIS outputs and potential applications of GIS. All practicums will be done using Quantum GIS.
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System. It runs on Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac OSX and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
Who should attend?
Anyone working in disaster preparedness and response projects
Project Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Anyone involved in data management. Project Engineers
Quality Assurance officers
Anyone involved in project evaluations.
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