Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop Organized by UNISON GROUP
On 14-16 September 2016, an introductory workshop on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) was conducted in the office of UNISON GROUP.
The workshop is aimed to build capacity in the field of data processing and information in the civil sector of Kyrgyzstan, as GIS can be a useful addition to almost any tool that is applicable in many sectors, from energy to ecology. GIS tools, data and services can help communities in Kyrgyzstan with disaster risk management, planning and adaptation to climate change.
The Workshop Instructor is Mr. Brandon McGill – UNISON GROUP trainee, and a Master Course student on Natural Activity Management in the Albert University – Ludwigs Freiburg (Germany), who has got more than 2 years of experience as the GIS Analyst for basin management, environmental and construction sectors in the California, USA. Brandon McGill shared his personal experience and skills in Geographic Information Systems.
This course is designed as the first acquaintance with the GIS, including the conceptual framework and practical seminar.
Upon the course completion, the participants acquired skills in:
- understanding of GIS fundamental concepts, such data as projections, coordinate systems and terminology;
- understanding what can be done through the using GIS and how it would improve their work area;
- using and applying the free GIS applications to develop basic maps, replying to spatial questions and carrying out the measurements;
- access to resources for effective self-education.
Upon the completion of the workshop dedicated to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), certificates on successful completion of this course were issued to our experts