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GIS Analysis, Mapping and Visualization with QGIS Course

INTRODUCTION

With information society, creation, distribution, integration and manipulation of information has become a significant economic, political, and cultural activity. It’s a known fact that information is processed from facts and figures; we also agree that if data is not well managed it can be overwhelming. Giving a spatial dimension to data and performing spatial analysis in a GIS environment speeds interpretation visualization which eventually speeds up implementation of programs.

To make timely decisions requires  not only  innovative ways to access accurate and real time information, but also tools to help present the information in ways that are useful .Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing as a decision making tool  has seen many organizations  gain competitive advantage and remain relevant globally.

Everything that happens in this world has a spatial dimension and this has made GIS applicable across all fields e.g. in health, agriculture, forestry, mining, crime, business, transport and communications, utility management, climate change, planning etc. A geographic information system (GIS) will allow you to bring all types of data inform of layers, overlay them to perform analysis and eventually publish a map from that.

This training workshop is aimed at helping our client understand how well they can apply GIS and RS in their day to day running of their organization. The course will be offered in a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises in Quantum GIS (QGIS).

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Government, Environment, Data analysis, Retailing, Fleet management, Marketing,Property development, Emergency response ,Transport, Military defense,Healthcare,Oil and  gas, Agriculture, mining, disaster risk management Forestry, M&E ,WASH, Engineers, TelecommunicationsUtilities, geographers, teachers, journalists, students e.t.c

REQUIREMENTS

No prior knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS).

DURATION

5 Days

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Master the principles and concepts of GIS and RS 
  • Acquire, manipulate, save the data sources in a GIS
  • Understand how GIS database works and how to update
  • Lear how to edit data in GIS
  • Learn digital image processing techniques
  • Become familiar with specific functionality to the GIS: "Spatial Analysis"
  • Learn map design ,symbolization and   publishing
  • Mastering the output and dissemination of results of a GIS project.
  • Develop and implement a GIS project
  • Present the software and data sources available on the current GIS market
  • Discover and use the internet for publishing maps

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Module 1:

 Introduction to GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing Principles 

  • Principles of GIS and  Remote Sensing
  • Components of GIS Systems
  • GIS Capabilities and Functions
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Introduction to GPS and Global Navigation Satellite

  Data Acquisition: Using Mobile based GPS (ODK) 

  • Principles and concepts  of GPS
  • Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
  • Getting started
  • Survey Authoring
  • GIS Mapping ODK collected data
  • Online web mapping with Google maps
  • Exporting to GIS /RS environment for further analysis
  • Hosting the data online

 Module 2:

 Data Acquisition: Extraction of feature from other sources

  • Extracting data from Satellite images,
  • Extracting data from online GIS data sources
  • Importing data to GIS
  • Obtaining Data from topographic sheets
  • Downloading Data from open street maps

  Database Design and development 

  • Working with spreadsheets data in GIS
  • Conceptual and logical database design
  • Building and coding the attributes
  • Digitizing and scanning of maps
  • Relating spatial and attribute data

 Module 3:

  Editing and management of GIS 

  • Adding feature to GIS data
  • Reducing GIS data
  • cutting points of interest in image datasets
  • Transforming GIS data

 Integrating Imagery and Remote Sensing into GIS 

  • Radiometric and atmospheric correction
  • Temporal normalization
  • Geo-coding and geo-referencing
  • Transformation
  • Signature development
  • Supervised Classification
  • Unsupervised Classification
  • Change detection
  • Accuracy assessment

 Module 4:

 Geo-Spatial Analysis 

  • Geo-processing
  • Creating views and themes
  • Working with themes
  • Working with attribute tables
  • Spatial query and analysis
  • Working with charts
  • Creating a map layout
  • Digital Cartography and Visualization

  Introduction to cartographic visualization and the mapping process 

  • Components of a map
  • Map design
  • Symbol design
  • Name design and placement
  • Concept of scale
  • Map projections
  • Data pre-processing techniques
  • Thematic mapping;
  • Digital mapping

 Module 5:

 Online Publishing of maps and GIS outputs 

  • Working with Google Maps and Fusion Tables
  • Publishing into other web based platforms

 Case study

  • Case study of a related programme use of GIS and RS technology

METHODOLOGY

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.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).

TRAINING VENUE

The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION AND AIRPORT PICKUP

Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817.

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PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 25th November 2019.

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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 Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 02-12-2019
Event End Date 06-12-2019
Cut off date 25-11-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Mombasa, Kenya
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