ODK, Tableau, PowerBI, and OpenStreetMap for Integrated Data Collection, Visualization, and Mapping with R Course

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The ODK, Tableau, PowerBI, and OpenStreetMap for Integrated Data Collection, Visualization, and Mapping with R course is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively collect, visualize, and map data using these powerful tools. Through hands-on exercises and practical examples, participants will learn how to set up and configure the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform for efficient data collection, as well as utilize Tableau and PowerBI for creating interactive visualizations and dashboards. Additionally, participants will explore the integration of OpenStreetMap and R for mapping and analyzing spatial data. This course is ideal for data analysts, researchers, project managers, and individuals from various industries seeking to enhance their data collection and visualization capabilities.


10 Days

Who Should Attend?

·         Health professionals

·         GIS (Geographic Information System) professionals 

·         Project managers

·         Researchers

·         Data analysts and data scientist

Course Level:
  • This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Open Data Kit (ODK) platform and its applications in data collection.
  • Participants will learn how to set up ODK tools and configure forms for efficient data collection.
  • The course will cover various question types and form logic in ODK to design effective data collection forms.
  • Participants will gain proficiency in using ODK Collect for data collection, implementing best practices.
  • The course will introduce Tableau and teach participants how to import and connect data sources for visualization purposes.
  • Participants will explore basic visualization techniques and learn how to create interactive dashboards in Tableau.
  • The course will cover advanced visualization features and options in Tableau for more insightful representations.
  • Participants will learn how to incorporate interactive filters, parameters, and actions to enhance user experience in Tableau.
  • The course will provide an introduction to PowerBI and its data modeling capabilities.
  • Participants will gain skills in importing and transforming data from various sources into PowerBI for visualization purposes.

Module 1: Introduction to ODK (Open Data Kit):

·         Understanding the basics of ODK and its applications in data collection

·         Setting up ODK tools and configuring forms for data collection

·         Exploring different question types and form logic in ODK

Module 2: Data Collection with ODK:

·         Designing effective data collection forms using ODK Build or XLSForm

·         Implementing best practices for data collection using ODK Collect

·         Managing and organizing collected data in ODK Aggregate or other storage options

Module 3: Introduction to Tableau:

·         Getting started with Tableau and its user interface

·         Importing and connecting data sources to Tableau

·         Exploring basic visualization techniques and creating interactive dashboards

Module 4: Data Visualization with Tableau:

·         Utilizing Tableau's advanced visualization features and options

·         Creating insightful charts, graphs, and maps to represent data

·         Incorporating interactive filters, parameters, and actions for enhanced user experience

Module 5: Introduction to PowerBI:

·         Understanding the fundamentals of PowerBI and its data modeling capabilities

·         Importing and transforming data from various sources into PowerBI

·         Creating relationships between tables and defining measures and calculated columns

Module 6: Data Visualization with PowerBI:

·         Designing visually appealing and interactive reports and dashboards

·         Utilizing PowerBI's extensive range of visualizations and customizing them

·         Implementing interactive features like drill-through and bookmarks for data exploration

Module 7: Integrating ODK and Tableau:

·         Connecting ODK-collected data with Tableau for visualization

·         Exploring data preparation and cleaning techniques before analysis

·         Creating meaningful visualizations and dashboards using ODK data in Tableau

Module 8: Integrating ODK and PowerBI:

·         Importing and transforming ODK data into PowerBI for analysis

·         Designing interactive reports and visualizations using ODK-collected data

·         Leveraging PowerBI's capabilities for data exploration and storytelling

Module 9: Introduction to OpenStreetMap:

·         Understanding the basics of OpenStreetMap and its role in mapping

·         Exploring different data sources and tools for accessing OpenStreetMap data

·         Navigating OpenStreetMap's user interface and map editing features

Module 10: Mapping with R:

·         Utilizing R packages for accessing and manipulating OpenStreetMap data

·         Visualizing and analyzing spatial data using R's mapping capabilities

·         Creating custom maps and geospatial visualizations with R

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Course Administration Details:


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).


The training will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:[email protected]/[email protected]

Mob: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067


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 Tel: +254 715 077 817/+250789621067

Mob: +254 792516000+254 792516010 , +250 789621067 ,or mail [email protected]/[email protected]


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course.

Send proof of payment to [email protected]/[email protected]

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