GIS & Mobile Phone Mapping Course (Juba, South Sudan)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) grew out of an idea of taking geographic knowledge, map layers or map data and putting it in digital form and then being able to analyze it and use it for various applications. These applications are just about every kind of activity that human beings do :

I. From government planning to

II. Forest management

III. Discovery of oil

IV. Helping people in emergency situations (Coordination, Climate Change, Education)

V. Mine Action

VI. Agriculture

VII. Health

VIII. Retail Sitting

IX. Monitoring and Evaluation

X. Just about any field that you can think of, you can apply GIS!

By seeing the spatial and temporal connections to such things as watersheds, human settlement, natural hazards, soils, weather patterns, landforms, and land use, our students learning GIS are required to think holistically about communities, regions, and the planet. (GIS is a thinker’s tool).

Professionals involved in various programs can use GIS as a tool for planning, visualizing and monitoring these programs.

This training exposes participants to the use of GIS in programs with respect to Data Sources, Mapping, Infield Practical Applications, Technology and Timeline for implementation.


Participants MUST carry LAPTOPS and MODEMS for software installations and hands-on practicals, Limited slot for only 10 people available.


Participants will be skilled in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GPS and Mobile phones to gather data, collaborate and share information.

Participants will be able to communicate interventions in a geographical context using maps to facilitate project visibility, accountability and transparency.

Exposure of participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by QGIS
Practical skills in the use of QGIS in mapping

To expose participants to working with tabular data.

To explain to the participants role of GIS as a decision support system in Humanitarian Work.

To Carry out advanced analyses of geographical data using advanced QGIS (Buffer, Clipping, Merging)

To develop basis of Understanding through practical’s and demonstrations and case studies


Module 1: Introduction to GPS, Mobile Phone Mapping, QGIS and WASH Concepts

Fundamentals of Mobile Phone Mapping
Components of GPS and Mobile phone mapping components
Equipment Setup –Handheld GPS Receivers, Mobile Phones
Planning your Mapping Project
GPS surveying methods and accuracy Factors
Data Collection
Exporting GPS data from mobile devices to GIS
GPS data capture and QGIS data extraction
QGIS features and tools
Spatial Data Management
GIS data sources
QGIS Tools and functionalities
Module 2: Tabular data, styling and symbolization

Working with Tabular Data
Data conversion to shape files
Direct importing from GPS to QGIS
Importing Spreadsheets or CSV files to QGIS
Using Tabular Data in QGIS
Styling and Symbolization
Styling Vector Data in QGIS Using Size-Scale Field
Styling Vector Data in QGIS – BasicsModule
Module 3: Raster and Vector Data Manipulation

Editing Vector data sets
Heads up digitizing using satellite imagery
Using online imagery basemaps as QGIS background
QGIS Plugins and Extensions
Module 4: Map Design and Production

Advanced Mapping (Geo-processing tools)

Multicriteria Spatial Analysis
Contour Map generations (Raster to Vector)
Using Google Earth to view GIS Data
Making Map for Print Using QGIS
Case Studies “InaSAFE Plugin” for disaster management and response (use of Advanced QGIS in humanitarian interventions)


It will take 6 days to conduct the training once payment is sent to GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SOLUTIONSBank Account, send proof of payment to ([email protected]).

Register by 29th.November.2015


The instructor led training’s are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, group work and infield practical visits. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a Geographic Information Solutions certificate.


USD 599 (Organization Sponsored)

SSP 9,999 (Self Sponsored)

NOTE:- This training comes with 6 months of FREE after training on-line support from our in house GIS Experts. To allow participants and fast paced organizations get immediate impact from the training. T&C apply.


Registration Deadline: 29th.November.2015
Start Date: 30th.November.2015
End Date: 06th. December.2015

Registration Link: Click to Register Online
Available Number of slots : 10

Training Fees:
599 USD - Organization Sponsored
9,999 SSP - Self Sponsored

Payment Terms:
Organizations - Upfront
Self Sponsored - Upon Arrival

All USD EFT should be to:

Geographic Info Solutions Ltd

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