GIS technology for disaster and emergency management

Type:
Training Course
Organizer:
E-enhancement Centre
Date:
29 Feb 2012 - 01 Feb 2013
Location:
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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How to register

Kindly contact steve@e-enhancement.com

Keywords

Themes:
Early Warning, Recovery, Space Technology, GIS & Mapping
Countries:
Kenya
The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction The United Nations General Assembly requested UNISDR to facilitate the development of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction.
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