GIS technology for disaster and emergency management

Training Course
E-enhancement Centre
29 Feb 2012 - 01 Feb 2013
Kenya (Nairobi)

The Course will provide a Practical, hands-on GIS problem solving, by making use of Free and Open Source GIS Software ‘Quantum GIS (QGIS)’ The objective of the four-day course will be to guide participants through a systematic process of understanding the various stages GIS can be utilised. • GIS data formats - software and concepts. • GIS data analysis – database and spatial data analysis • Planning - Using GIS participants will learn how to pinpoint hazards and begin to evaluate the consequences of potential emergencies and disasters; • Mitigation - Determining and prioritizing mitigation needs e.g. what developments such as roads, bridges are within the primary impact zone of an earthquake/fire/flood etc. • Preparedness - How GIS can provide real time monitoring for emergency early warning • Response - The use of the primary components for computer-aided dispatch systems (CAD). • Recovery - The use of GIS in damage location, assessment, shelter allocation/relocation, emergency supply distribution, restored services.

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Early Warning, Recovery, Space & Aerial Technology, GIS & Mapping
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