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Jan
14
Mon
QGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Jan 14 – Jan 17 all-day
QGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) grew out of an idea of taking geographic knowledge, map layers or map data and putting it in digital form and then being able to analyze it and use it for various applications. These applications are just about every kind of activity that human beings do :

I. From government planning to

II. Forest management

III. Discovery of oil

IV. Helping people in emergency situations (Coordination, Climate Change, Education)

V. Mine Action

VI. Agriculture

VII. Health

VIII. Retail Sitting

IX. Monitoring and Evaluation

X. Just about any field that you can think of, you can apply GIS!

By seeing the spatial and temporal connections to such things as watersheds, human settlement, natural hazards, soils, weather patterns, landforms, and land use, our students learning GIS are required to think holistically about communities, regions, and the planet. (GIS is a thinker’s tool).

Professionals involved in various programs can use GIS as a tool for planning, visualizing and monitoring these programs.

This training exposes participants to the use of GIS in programs with respect to Data Sources, Mapping, Infield Practical Applications, Technology and Timeline for implementation.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants MUST carry LAPTOPS for software installations and hands-on practicals, Limited slot for only 05 people available.

OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUT TO PARTICIPANTS

  • Participants will be skilled in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
  • Participants will be able to communicate interventions in a geographical context using maps to facilitate project visibility, accountability and transparency.
  • Exposure of participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by QGIS
  • Practical skills in the use of QGIS in mapping
  • To expose participants to working with tabular data.
  • To explain to the participants role of GIS as a decision support system in Humanitarian Work.
  • To Carry out advanced analyses of geographical data using advanced QGIS (Buffer, Clipping, Merging)
  • To develop basis of Understanding through practical’s and demonstrations and case studies

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to GPS, QGIS and Key Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Mobile Phone Mapping
  • Components of GPS and Mobile phone mapping components
  • Equipment Setup –Handheld GPS Receivers
  • Planning your Mapping Project
  • GPS surveying methods and accuracy Factors
  • Data Collection
  • Exporting GPS data from mobile devices to GIS
  • GPS data capture and QGIS data extraction
  • QGIS features and tools
  • Spatial Data Management
  • GIS data sources
  • QGIS Tools and functionalities

Module 2: Tabular data, styling and symbolization

  • Working with Tabular Data
  • Data conversion to shape files
  • Direct importing from GPS to QGIS
  • Importing Spreadsheets or CSV files to QGIS
  • Using Tabular Data in QGIS
  • Styling and Symbolization
  • Styling Vector Data in QGIS Using Size-Scale Field
  • Styling Vector Data in QGIS – BasicsModule

Module 3: Raster and Vector Data Manipulation

  • Editing Vector data sets
  • Heads up digitizing using satellite imagery
  • Using online imagery basemaps as QGIS background
  • QGIS Plugins and Extensions

Module 4: Map Design and Production

  • Advanced Mapping (Geo-processing tools)
  • Multicriteria Spatial Analysis
  • Contour Map generations (Raster to Vector)
  • Using Google Earth to view GIS Data
  • Making Map for Print Using QGIS
  • Case Studies “InaSAFE Plugin” for disaster management and response (use of Advanced QGIS in humanitarian interventions)

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led training’s are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, group work and infield practical visits. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a Geographic Information Solutions Certification.

TRAINING FEES

USD 599

NOTE:- This training comes with 6 months of FREE after training on-line support from our in house GIS Experts. To allow participants and fast paced organizations get immediate impact from the training. T&C apply.

IMPORTANT DATES & NUMBERS

Registration Link: Click to Register Online

Available Number of slots : 10

Training Fees:
International: 599 USD

Local: 1,199,000 UGX

Payment Terms:
Organizations – Upfront
Self Sponsored – Upon Arrival

Download Full Course Content Below
GIS Course Information

Jan
21
Mon
GIS Techniques for M&E @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Jan 21 – Jan 24 all-day
 
Source - Peter Eichenauer October 2013, flickr.com. Description - Health Facility in Rwanda.
This course presents a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze geographically-referenced data extracted from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other key data sets to facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV/AIDS and related health programs. To make the course accessible to learners without commercial GIS software licenses, the course focuses on the use of free and open source software (FOSS).The course includes a number of practical exercises which will allow you to apply what you have learned, using the FOSS – QGIS. 

Objective
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Define a GIS and articulate the value of using a GIS to integrate, visualize, and analyze program data.
  • Differentiate the primary uses of several free and open source GIS software options.
  • Explain the fundamentals of geographic data, including the shapefile format.
  • List the principal geo-referenced sources for HIV/AIDS data and explain how their geographic structure can be leveraged for M&E of HIV/AIDS and related programs.
  • Recognize the types of M&E questions that can be answered using the highlighted data sets and GIS software packages.
  • Use the free and open source GIS software package, QGIS, to perform essential GIS tasks needed to respond to typical M&E questions.
Target Audience

Although the course is designed primarily for M&E professionals working for or with HIV/AIDS programs in countries receiving Global Health Initiative/PEPFAR support, analysts and decision makers from other public health programs will benefit from the techniques and data sources explained.

 

Jan
28
Mon
Advanced Data Analytics – R-Programming and Geostatistics
Jan 28 – Feb 5 all-day
Advanced Data Analytics - R-Programming and Geostatistics
  • Introduction to R programming
  • Statistical Computing
  • Data Modelling
  • Geostatistical Tools
  • Advanced Data Visualization
  • Big data mining and web scrapping
  • Linear Regression and Predictive modelling
  • Correlation and Data Plotting in R

 

 

 

Feb
4
Mon
Mobile Mapping and Digital Data Collection @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Feb 4 – Feb 6 all-day
Mobile Mapping and Digital Data Collection @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Data collection have always been integral parts of humanitarian development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs.

Mobile phones, data collection platforms FrontlineSMS and ODK (Collect, Build and Aggregate), and even software for reporting have reduced costs and time, improved data validity, and increased the ease of implementation. Some studies are showing these benefits.

Participants will be conversant with setup and use of the above tools in meeting the data collection needs of their organizations.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/ programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

REQUIREMENTS

The training is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic Information Management and M&E.

All participants MUST carry laptops and Smart Phones for hands-on practical and exercises.

CLASS SIZE

The class size is limited to 05 participants to ensure that each participants has the opportunity to interact with the facilitator. The training may be cancelled if there are less than 03 participants.

DURATION

3 Days

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/ programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools.

At the end of the course, you will become familiar with using ICT tools and methods to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

Contents

Module One

Basic Concepts and Principles

  • Data and types of data
  • Challenges of data collection
  • Mobile Data collection
  • Considerations for Integrating Mobile Data Gathering Tools into M&E Project
  • Hardware and application selection

Mobile Data Gathering Tools for M&E

  • Discussion on the choice of platform
  • Design forms using a web interface
  • Form Creation tools

Module Two

Survey Design using XLS Forms

  • Introduction to XLS forms

Basic Survey Authoring

  • New Data Types
  • Notes and Dates
  • Multiple Choice Questions

Intermediate Survey Authoring

  • Multiple Language Support
  • Hints and Metadata
  • Take geo-tagged pictures
  • Conditional survey constructs
  • Required questions
  • Constraining Responses
  • Asking Relevant Questions
  • The Specify Other Shortcut

Module Three

Advanced Survey Authoring

  • Grouping Questions
  • Skipping many questions at once
  • Repeating a set of questions
  • Special Formatting
  • Making Dynamic Calculations
  • SMS Support (FrontlineSMS)

Field Implementation

  • Configuring the XLS form for the mobile phone/Tablet
  • Converting XLS to XML form
  • Uploading the form onto the mobile phone
  • Entering data: Filling forms on the device
  • Entering Location Data (GPS)
  • Entering Multi-Media Data
  • Downloading data
  • Cleaning data using Excel
  • Data aggregation, storage and dissemination
  • Spatial mapping
  • Case Study: Pilot Implementation

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to Geographic Information Solutions account through bank before start date. Send proof of payment to admin@geoinfo-solutions.com

Kindly select the category you fall under:

International USD 499

Local (UGANDA) UGX

Organization Sponsored 1,199,000/=
Individual Sponsored 999,000/=

Feb
11
Mon
QGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Feb 11 – Feb 14 all-day
QGIS Desktop I: Getting Started with GIS @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) grew out of an idea of taking geographic knowledge, map layers or map data and putting it in digital form and then being able to analyze it and use it for various applications. These applications are just about every kind of activity that human beings do :

I. From government planning to

II. Forest management

III. Discovery of oil

IV. Helping people in emergency situations (Coordination, Climate Change, Education)

V. Mine Action

VI. Agriculture

VII. Health

VIII. Retail Sitting

IX. Monitoring and Evaluation

X. Just about any field that you can think of, you can apply GIS!

By seeing the spatial and temporal connections to such things as watersheds, human settlement, natural hazards, soils, weather patterns, landforms, and land use, our students learning GIS are required to think holistically about communities, regions, and the planet. (GIS is a thinker’s tool).

Professionals involved in various programs can use GIS as a tool for planning, visualizing and monitoring these programs.

This training exposes participants to the use of GIS in programs with respect to Data Sources, Mapping, Infield Practical Applications, Technology and Timeline for implementation.

REQUIREMENTS

Participants MUST carry LAPTOPS for software installations and hands-on practicals, Limited slot for only 05 people available.

OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUT TO PARTICIPANTS

  • Participants will be skilled in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS to gather data, collaborate and share information.
  • Participants will be able to communicate interventions in a geographical context using maps to facilitate project visibility, accountability and transparency.
  • Exposure of participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by QGIS
  • Practical skills in the use of QGIS in mapping
  • To expose participants to working with tabular data.
  • To explain to the participants role of GIS as a decision support system in Humanitarian Work.
  • To Carry out advanced analyses of geographical data using advanced QGIS (Buffer, Clipping, Merging)
  • To develop basis of Understanding through practical’s and demonstrations and case studies

COURSE CONTENT

Module 1: Introduction to GPS, QGIS and Key Concepts

  • Fundamentals of Mobile Phone Mapping
  • Components of GPS and Mobile phone mapping components
  • Equipment Setup –Handheld GPS Receivers
  • Planning your Mapping Project
  • GPS surveying methods and accuracy Factors
  • Data Collection
  • Exporting GPS data from mobile devices to GIS
  • GPS data capture and QGIS data extraction
  • QGIS features and tools
  • Spatial Data Management
  • GIS data sources
  • QGIS Tools and functionalities

Module 2: Tabular data, styling and symbolization

  • Working with Tabular Data
  • Data conversion to shape files
  • Direct importing from GPS to QGIS
  • Importing Spreadsheets or CSV files to QGIS
  • Using Tabular Data in QGIS
  • Styling and Symbolization
  • Styling Vector Data in QGIS Using Size-Scale Field
  • Styling Vector Data in QGIS – BasicsModule

Module 3: Raster and Vector Data Manipulation

  • Editing Vector data sets
  • Heads up digitizing using satellite imagery
  • Using online imagery basemaps as QGIS background
  • QGIS Plugins and Extensions

Module 4: Map Design and Production

  • Advanced Mapping (Geo-processing tools)
  • Multicriteria Spatial Analysis
  • Contour Map generations (Raster to Vector)
  • Using Google Earth to view GIS Data
  • Making Map for Print Using QGIS
  • Case Studies “InaSAFE Plugin” for disaster management and response (use of Advanced QGIS in humanitarian interventions)

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led training’s are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, group work and infield practical visits. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a Geographic Information Solutions Certification.

TRAINING FEES

USD 599

NOTE:- This training comes with 6 months of FREE after training on-line support from our in house GIS Experts. To allow participants and fast paced organizations get immediate impact from the training. T&C apply.

IMPORTANT DATES & NUMBERS

Registration Link: Click to Register Online

Available Number of slots : 10

Training Fees:
International: 599 USD

Local: 1,199,000 UGX

Payment Terms:
Organizations – Upfront
Self Sponsored – Upon Arrival

Download Full Course Content Below
GIS Course Information

Feb
18
Mon
GIS Techniques for M&E @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Feb 18 – Feb 21 all-day
 
Source - Peter Eichenauer October 2013, flickr.com. Description - Health Facility in Rwanda.
This course presents a practical guide for using a geographic information system (GIS) to integrate, visualize, and analyze geographically-referenced data extracted from the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and other key data sets to facilitate monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of HIV/AIDS and related health programs. To make the course accessible to learners without commercial GIS software licenses, the course focuses on the use of free and open source software (FOSS).The course includes a number of practical exercises which will allow you to apply what you have learned, using the FOSS – QGIS. 

Objective
Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  • Define a GIS and articulate the value of using a GIS to integrate, visualize, and analyze program data.
  • Differentiate the primary uses of several free and open source GIS software options.
  • Explain the fundamentals of geographic data, including the shapefile format.
  • List the principal geo-referenced sources for HIV/AIDS data and explain how their geographic structure can be leveraged for M&E of HIV/AIDS and related programs.
  • Recognize the types of M&E questions that can be answered using the highlighted data sets and GIS software packages.
  • Use the free and open source GIS software package, QGIS, to perform essential GIS tasks needed to respond to typical M&E questions.
Target Audience

Although the course is designed primarily for M&E professionals working for or with HIV/AIDS programs in countries receiving Global Health Initiative/PEPFAR support, analysts and decision makers from other public health programs will benefit from the techniques and data sources explained.

 

Feb
25
Mon
Advanced Data Analytics – R-Programming and Geostatistics
Feb 25 – Mar 5 all-day
Advanced Data Analytics - R-Programming and Geostatistics
  • Introduction to R programming
  • Statistical Computing
  • Data Modelling
  • Geostatistical Tools
  • Advanced Data Visualization
  • Big data mining and web scrapping
  • Linear Regression and Predictive modelling
  • Correlation and Data Plotting in R

 

 

 

Mar
25
Mon
Advanced Data Analytics – R-Programming and Geostatistics
Mar 25 – Apr 2 all-day
Advanced Data Analytics - R-Programming and Geostatistics
  • Introduction to R programming
  • Statistical Computing
  • Data Modelling
  • Geostatistical Tools
  • Advanced Data Visualization
  • Big data mining and web scrapping
  • Linear Regression and Predictive modelling
  • Correlation and Data Plotting in R

 

 

 

Apr
25
Thu
QGIS Desktop II: Tools & Applications @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd
Apr 25 – Apr 29 all-day
QGIS Desktop II: Tools & Applications @ Geographic Information Solutions Ltd | Kampala | Central Region | Uganda

Module 1

1.1 Downloading and Searching Open Street Data

OpenLayers Plugin

Data Export

1.2 Vector Analysis

1.2.1 The GIS process

1.2.2 The problem

·1.2.3 The data

1.2.4 Start a Project

1.3 Georeferencing Scanned maps

1.4 Re-projecting and Transforming Data

1.4.1 Projections

1.4.2 On the Fly Re Projections

1.4.3 Saving a Dataset to Another CRS

Module 2

2.1 Advanced Digitizing and Vector Editing

2.1.1 Feature Topology

2.1.2 Snapping

2.1.3 Correct Topological Features

2.1.4 Simplify Features

2.1.5 Add Ring

2.1.6 Reshape

2.1.7 Split Features

2.1.8 Merge Features

2.2 Interpolation

2.3 Performing Spatial and Table Joins

2.4 Nearest Neighbour

2.5 Creating Heat Maps

Module 3

3.1 Raster Analysis

3.2 Network Analysis

3.3 Points in Polygon analysis

3.4 Raster Styling and Analysis

Intermediate GIS Course:- GET YOUR SKILLS TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

Practical Applications of GIS in Humanitarian Assistance, Natural Resource Management, Climate Change and Remote Sensing.

100% practical based training, with step by step, illustrative tutorials.

International USD 699

Local 1,500,000 UGX