Introduction to GIS and Spatial Data Analysis Course.


Geographical information Systems have become an essential tool for planning, resource management and decision making. The ability of GIS to store, retrieve, analyze model and map spatial data has enhanced its application. Geographic information systems are used in infrastructure management, project beneficiary mapping, service facilities mapping, land use planning, market analysis, impact analysis and utilities management.

This course aims at equipping the learners with knowledge to use GIS tools to visualize real world features, explore spatial data and analyze maps to communicate information and make decisions.


5 Days

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for participants who want to apply GIS in the work to share information and make decisions.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course you will learn how to:

  • Acquire, clean, and map GIS data
  • Work with both vector and raster data
  • Complete an entire GIS project on acquiring, processing, analyzing, and visualizing GIS data.
  • Work with attributes and shapefiles in map making
  • Geocode addresses to longitude and latitude coordinates
  • Perform joins, clipping, normalization, and many more core GIS operations
  • Work with vector and raster data
  • Perform spatial analysis to better understand your data
  • Create and share online maps using web GIS platform

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to GIS

  • Principle of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Component of GIS System
  • GIS Capabilities and functions
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)

Module 2: Introduction to GIS Data

  • Vector Geometries
  • Vector Information
  • Raster Basics
  • Data attributes tables
  • Metadata

Module 3: Spatial Reference System

  • Map Projection
  • Coordinate System
  • GPS System

Module 4: ODK and GIS

  • Introduction to mobile data collection using ODK
  • GIS Mapping ODK collected data

Module 5: GIS data acquisition

  • Extracting data from Satellite Images
  • Remote Sensing Data
  • Extracting data from online GIS data sources
  • Obtaining data from topographic sheet
  • Download data from open street map

Module 6: Map making using QGIS software

  • Map Component
  • Working with shape files and attributes data in QGIS

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

# Job Title Organisation Country
1 United Nations Office Nairobi Kenya
2 N/A Nigeria
3 ROADS AND BRIDGES INSPECTOR Kenya National Highways Authority Kenya
4 Lecturer Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Ghana
5 United Nations Office Nairobi Kenya