GIS TRAINING COURSES

Our training programs are short, detailed and highly practical and best suited to fit varied learning regimes. With multiple enrollment dates and monthly intakes, we ensure that the student will get a favorable time slot. View the courses below or download the detailed catalogue. VIEW COURSESGET CATALOGUE

Geographic Information System (GIS) using ArcGIS / QGIS

2 WEEKS | Kshs 40,000 / US$ 600

Geographic Information Systems – GIS course focuses on collection, management and analysis of spatial data, and the development of technical and professional skills that can be used in the work-place or in research. They cover fundamental GIS concepts as well as how to create, edit, and work with geo-referenced spatial data. Students learn how to manipulate tabular data, query a GIS database, and present data clearly and efficiently using maps and charts.

Principles of Earth Observation (Remote Sensing) & Digital Image Processing

2 WEEKS | Kshs 40,000 / US$ 600

Earth observation or Remote Sensing has become one of the most efficient tools and techniques that are used in mapping, management and monitoring of natural resources and environmental studies. This course deals with basic image processing and interpretations that will enable the participants to acquire skills in image rectification and enhancement. Also provides the necessary background for advanced courses in image processing and applications.

Global Positioning System (GPS) for General Applications

2 DAYS | Kshs 10,000 / US$ 200

Positioning and navigation are crucial to many everyday activities of people, yet the process and methods of positioning have always been difficult. GPS has simplified the determination of positions and made the technology accessible to virtually everyone. GPS is a satellite based worldwide radio navigation system that provides reliable positioning and navigation services to
users anywhere in the world. Many organizations and individuals are embracing the GPS technology to perform their work more efficiently, safely, economically and accurately using the free and open GPS signals. This course is designed to give participants a good understanding of the principles of GPS positioning methods.

Global Positioning System (GPS) & Mobile Mapping

5 DAYS | Kshs 20,000 / US$ 300

This course is the combination of GIS software, GPS and mobile computing devices. A mobile GIS allows you to visualize information in a digital map, collect information where you observe it and interact directly with the world around you; while improving productivity and data accuracy. It improves processes like asset inventory, asset maintenance, incident reporting, emergency response amongst others.

Application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in Natural Resources Management

4 WEEKS | Kshs 80,000 / US$ 1200

Spatial Information is the base for natural resource management. It is essential to know spatial as well as temporal distribution of resources if they are to be properly managed in a sustainable manner. Based on the resource base situation, certain management prescriptions can be recommended. Remote Sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) are such technologies that are much more reliable, precise and efficient as well than any other resource assessment technology in resource assessment, change detection, suitability analysis, scenario study impact assessment etc.

Application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in Urban Planning

4 WEEKS | Kshs 80,000 / US$ 1200

Every day, planners use GIS & Remote Sensing technology to research, develop, implement, and monitor the progress of their plans. GIS & Remote Sensing provides planners, surveyors, and engineers with the tools they need to design and map their neighborhoods and cities. Planners have the technical expertise, political savvy, and fiscal understanding to transform a vision of tomorrow into a strategic action plan for today, and they use GIS to facilitate the decision-making process. High resolution satellite (e.g. WorldView, GeoEye, Ikonos, QuickBird etc) data rectification, processing and interpretation will be taught as a base for urban planning data sources.

Introduction to Digital Cartography and GIS Mapping

2 WEEKS | Kshs 40,000 / US$ 600

Cartography is the knowledge associated with the art, science and technology of maps and seeks to portray spatial relationships among selected phenomena. Cartography has undergone a radical transformation through the introduction of digital technology but the fundamental principles remain the same and unchanged. This course provides an introduction to digital cartography, its principles, concepts, software and hardware necessary to produce good maps, especially in the context of GIS.

Spatial and 3D Analysis

1 WEEK | Kshs 60,000 / US$ 750

Using the Spatial Analyst tools available with ESRI ArcGIS, you can perform spatial analysis on your data. You can provide answers to simple spatial questions such as: How steep is it at this location? What direction is this location facing? You can also find answers to more complex spatial questions such as: Where is the best location for a new facility? The ArcGIS 3D Analyst extension provides tools for creating, visualizing, and analyzing GIS data in a three-dimensional (3D) context.

Land Information Management Systems (LIMS)

2 WEEKS | Kshs 80,000 / US$ 1200

Information about location, condition and type of interest over land is needed for proper planning, sound policy formulation and for timely service delivery to people. However, much of this information is lacking, and where it is available, it is in analogue form, making processing and analysis difficult. This information should thus be structured and stored in digital databases and digital maps which are linked together for easier storage, retrieval and analysis. For this reason, land management information system course is important.

Hydrological Modelling

1 WEEK | Kshs 60,000 / US$ 750

The objective of this course is to train on how to compute the hydropower potential of a site on a river using watershed modeling tools in a GIS from remote sensed data. This training will cover hydrological analyses, computation of hydropower based on run-of-river, Soil Water Analysis Tool, Computations of parameters through SWAT and modeling. The importance of such knowledge on how much hydropower resource is available is to assist a nation to quantify the potential of hydropower in the country and hence be able to plan and conduct informed feasibility studies on selected sites based on criteria developed through policies for the purpose of implementation of hydropower projects.

ArcGIS GeoDatabases and Ms Access/SQL Server

2 WEEKS | Kshs 80,000 / US$ 1200

Geodatabases offer advantages over other spatial data formats. Many of the advantages enable coordinated relationships among feature classes. For instance, feature classes that are spatially dependent on each other can be organized into larger units called feature data sets.
Microsoft Access/SQL Server
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills required to install, configure administer, and troubleshoot the client-server database management system of Microsoft SQL Server.

Web Mapping

1 WEEK | Kshs 60,000 / US$ 750

The Web has changed every aspect of our life from our daily activities to our professional activities like our jobs and so on. Among these changes, GIS has been affected by this technology and a new technology, which is called Web GIS. Today, a vast majority of Internet users uses this technology but most of them don’t notice it; some examples of it could be finding hotels and addresses in a strange city using Google maps or other online maps; or when you are lost, you can easily locate your location using your phoneGPS system and find your path. There are many other usages that we can name, some referring to this technology as Web GIS and others call it Internet GIS.