We have series of well structured training programs available on request to institutions interested in having their staff trained to acquire skills in GIS in Ghana and the West African sub-region.
The training is structured to cater for all levels GIS knowledge and the training is very much hands-on. Certificates are issued to trainees after the training. Training duration and other details are to be discussed with our capacity building specialist by contacting the centre.


Title
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Objective(s)
This course introduces GIS concepts and tools used to visualize real-world features, discover patterns, obtain information, and communicate that information to others. You will create GIS maps and explore the data behind the maps as you work with ArcGIS to master the fundamental concepts that underlie GIS technology.
Content(s) of Module
i. Quickly create and share a GIS map.
ii. Find and organize geographic data and other content for a mapping project.
iii. Accurately display features on a GIS map and access information about them.
iv. Perform spatial analysis to answer questions and create new information.
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Basic computer literacy
Duration
The course will be completed in 5 days
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Objective(s)
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) determines a location on the surface of the Earth. The participants will be able to capture data in the field and also generate maps out of the geo-located data during this GPS training program.
Content(s) of Module
i. Introduction to GPS
ii. Principle behind the GPS
iii. Capturing points, lines and polygon data with the GPS
iv. GPS data integration in GIS
v. Individual project
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Computer literacy
Duration
The course will be completed in 2 days
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Building Geodatabases
Objective(s)
Master the essential concepts and skills needed to efficiently create a geodatabase, add data to it, and realistically model the real-world spatial relationships inherent to your data. You will learn about unique geodatabase features that help ensure data integrity over time and why the geodatabase is the preferred format for storing and managing geographic data in ArcGIS.
Content(s) of Module
i. Create an appropriate geodatabase structure to organize data for efficient storage, display and editing.
ii. Add rules and behaviors to ensure the spatial and attribute integrity of geographic data.
iii. Jump-start geodatabase design using a template data model.
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Basic GIS Knowledge
Duration
The course will be completed in 3 days
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Database principles for the development and management of relational spatial database systems
Objective(s)
The main objective of the course is to give theoretical and practical understanding of geographical databases, including design, implementation and usage of geographical databases. We will concentrate on steps for design and implementation of a database including requirement analysis, conceptual modelling, database modelling using UML, Normalization, internal modelling and physical implementation. In addition we shall take students through Structured Query Language (SQL) for creating and managing databases and also retrieving data from databases. Finally the course focuses on geographical databases including techniques for managing spatial data in a database and Spatial SQL
Content(s) of Module
i. Database Theory and Principles
ii. Data and Database Modelling and Conceptualization
iii. Structured Query Language (SQL)
iv. Design and implement Geo/Spatial database
v. Practical database project
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of database software
ii. Basic GIS Knowledge
Duration
The course will be completed in 3 weeks
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Python Programming in a GIS environment
Objective(s)
The main objective of the course is to give theoretical and practical understanding to programming concept and have a basic understanding on the Python syntax and structure as well as being able to write out python script in a GIS environment to automate repetitive task and other GIS functions
Content(s) of Module
i. Introduction to Python
ii. Basic Python built-in data types and control flow
iii. Concepts-iterators, generators, decorators and meta-classes
iv. String manipulation, Regular Expression, input and output, file management
v. Testing, debugging, profiles and documentation
vi. Application of programming concept in GIS environment
vii. Personal script development
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have a laptop for programming and the installation of database software
ii. Basic GIS Knowledge
Duration
The course will be completed in 3 weeks
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Spatial Analysis
Objective(s)
This course teaches a standard workflow you can apply to any spatial analysis project. Working with a variety of ArcGIS tools and data, you will perform different types of analyses to efficiently create reliable results that sup-port informed decision making. This course is taught using ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced, and some course excises use tools provided in the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension.
Content(s) of Module
i. Choose appropriate data, methods, and tools to plan, execute, and document a given analysis project.
ii. Automate analysis tasks using geo processing models.
iii. Create a weighted suitability model to select the optimal location for a new site.
iv. Apply spatial statistics to examine distribution patterns and identify hot spots.
v. Individual project
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have a laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Basic GIS Knowledge
Duration
The course will be completed in 3 day
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Network Analysis
Objective(s)
Network Analysis is an essential part of our day to day activities because it can be applied in routing, navigation, electricity distribution and also water channeling Network analyst tools are used to perform network based analyses. Specifically, to use the Network Analyst Extension to add Network locations, set your analysis properties and perform a basic service area analysis. After completing this training the trainee should have basic familiarity with Network Analyst Tools and have experience performing a service area analyses.
Content(s) of Module
i. Prepare Network datasets
ii. Find the quickest route
iii. Create network rules, assign network weights, and validate network connectivity.
iv. Analyze flow along a geometric network.
v. Update network features and create new rules as needed.
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have a laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Basic GIS/Spatial Analysis Knowledge
Duration
The course will be completed in 5 days
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Remote Sensing and Satellite Image Processing
Objective(s)
The course is aimed at providing basic concepts of image processing and extensive hands-on-experience of working on ERDAS IMAGINE Image Processing Platform. A variety of image processing functions available in ERDAS IMAGINE will be covered, which includes but not limited to data extraction, image enhancements, Calculation of indices, classification, and map composition.
Content(s) of Module
i. Introduction to Remote Sensing
ii. Image Enhancement and Pre-processing
iii. Visual Interpretation
iv. Calculation of Indices
v. Image Classification
vi. Accuracy Assessment
vii. Change Detection
viii. Map Composition
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of software
ii. Basic computer literacy
Duration
The course will be completed in 10 days
Software
ArcGIS® & Open Source software
Title
Watershed Analysis and Flood Risk Mapping
Objective(s)
The course is aimed at providing basic concepts of hydrological analysis and extensive hands-on-experience of working on the ArcGIS Platform. A variety of hydrological analysis available in ArcGIS will be covered, which includes but not limited to data extraction, digital elevation models, watersheds delineation and flood risk map-ping.
Content(s) of Module
i. Overview of Remote Sensing
ii. Introduction of ArcGIS and Hydrology Tools
iii. Digital Elevation Models
iv. Watersheds, Streams Delineation
v. Flood Risk Mapping
vi. Presentation of Modelling Results
Teaching method/technique
Theoretical and Practical Approach
Prerequisite(s)
i. Students should have laptop for the installation of GIS software
ii. Basic computer literacy
Duration
The course will be completed in 5 days

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Accra, Ghana
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