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Fundamentals of GIS Mapping in Humanitarian Response (using QGIS)

April 26, 2024 @ 11:00 AM – April 30, 2024 @ 5:00 PM
Nairobi Kenya
USD 950
Steve Njenga
+254721 749 239

Fundamentals of GIS (Mapping and Spatial Analysis) using QGIS Trainings 

This intensive course provides the foundation for: Understanding and appreciating GIS, What it can do, How others are using it in Humanitarian response (plan missions, mobilize and implement field teams and monitor and evaluate their effectiveness in real time).
Participants shall learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization, Create maps, query a GIS database, and perform spatial analysis.
By the end of the training, participants can use their data to create maps, perform analysis, share information with their audience (colleagues, donors, government, non-GIS users etc)
Target Audience:
This course is for those who are new to geographic information systems (GIS) and wish to learn what GIS is and how one can use it in their area of specialization.

Course Content

Day 1     Introduction to GIS

GIS Data

GIS Data Acquisition Methods

Day 2     Introduction to QGIS

Introduction to GIS Maps

  • Type of maps
  • Use of maps

Day 3     GIS Data Management

Spatial Data Analysis

Day 4     Spatial Data Analysis

Day 5     Data Classification

Map Making

Course Recap

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