Application of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS in Urban Planning

Course Outline

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 neighbourhoods 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. There’ll also be spatial database development and urban map making, high resolution DEM development, orthorectification, pan-sharpening, integration of cadastral map to urban maps and urban
planning principles as the main topics in this course.