Land use and land cover change has become a central component in current strategies for managing natural resources and monitoring environmental changes. The advancement in the concept of vegetation mapping has greatly increased research on land use land cover change thus providing an accurate evaluation of the spread and health of the world’s forest, grassland, and agricultural resources has become an important priority. Viewing the Earth from space is now crucial to the understanding of the influence of man’s activities on his natural resource base over time. In situations of rapid and often unrecorded land use change, observations of the earth from space provide objective information of human utilization of the landscape. Over the past years, data from Earth sensing satellites has become vital in mapping the Earth’s features and infrastructures, managing natural resources and studying environmental change.
Participants will therefore acquire hands-on skills in use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing as a tool to capture, store, analyze, manage, and visualize land cover/use change and analysis.
Government workers in land departments, Students, agriculturist, urban and rural planners, environmentalist, professionals working in forest department, professionals working in disaster risk management and humanitarian, M&E expert, Data analyst engineers, Public health practitioners, epidemiologists, exposure scientists, quantitative health geographers, risk assessors, teachers among others.
No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS)
The training workshop will discuss the application of GIS and Remote Sensing under the following themes:
GIS data sources, data collection and integration techniques for DRM
Pre-processing land cover land use image
Land use/cover classification
Assessment of land use land cover
Online Publishing of maps and GIS output
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
The training is residential and will be held at IRES training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Mob: +254 715 077 817
Tel: 020 211 3814
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail email@example.com
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 23rd April 2017
Send proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
1. Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
2. No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.
Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
|Event End Date||28-04-2017|
|Cut off date||23-04-2017|
|Individual Price (Kenyan)||KES 67,500.00|
|Individual Price (International)||EUR 733.00|
|Individual Price (International)||USD 796.00|
|Group Size||Kenyan Rate Per day (KES)||International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)|
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