by James Ndiga
iHub Research invites interested participants to a one-day workshop on “Working with GIS”.
There are limited spaces so sign up early. Register here
Date: Tuesday, 13th August 2013
Venue: iHub Research
Maps are a powerful tool to visualize information and make spatial linkages obvious. Using data in a geospatial environment is an added value when working with communities or stakeholders to make important aspects more visible, whether socio-economic or biophysical.
The GIS-course will teach basic knowledge on how to visualize your data and how to conduct basic geospatial analysis. You will learn how to make a map and how to use your data in it to simply visualize complex problems.
Topics that will be covered during the workshop
- What is a GIS?
- What are typical Geo-functions?
- With what data does a GIS work?
- Get your data in a GIS
- Modifying your data
- Creating new spatial data
- How to make a map?
The course will be held by Valerie Graw, PhD Researcher at the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. Valerie’s PhD study is on linkages of socio-economic and biophysical patterns with regard to maize production in Kenya, based on geospatial analysis. She has a background in geography with focus on GIS and remote sensing imagery analysis.