Geographic Information System (GIS)
"A GIS is any system that captures, stores, analyses, manages, and presents data linked to location; simply, it is the merging of cartography, statistical analysis, and database technology. GIS systems are used widely in real world applications from cartography to utility management and from urban planners to emergency services. A GIS has three elements: a digital map, digital data (displayed on the map) and GIS software that links the two and carries out both the mapping and analysis of the data." (Geographical Association n.d.)
Interview with Ruvimbo Samanga Article
Interview with Basuti Gerty Bolo Article
Interview with Basuti Gerty Bolo
Capacity Building and Training Material
GIS OpenCourseWare for Hydrological Applications Capacity Building and Training Material
GIS OpenCourseWare for Hydrological Applications
For many studies models are used or developed. During modelling courses not much attention is paid to the preprocessing of input data and parameters needed for the models. A lot of open source software is available for this purpose. Besides desktop tools with graphical user interfaces, scripting is very useful for processing large datasets and timeseries. With the skills learned in this course you will be able to more efficiently process your data and setup and improve your models.
Basuti Gerty Bolo
Endowed Chair Educational Technologies at Africa University, Zimbabwe.
Basuti Gerty Bolo (PhD Candidate), is the Endowed Chair for Educational Technologies, a member of the Advisory Council for Online Learning at Africa University, Zimbabwe, a UNOOSA Space for Women Network Mentor, a Member of the Advisory Board for Spaceconnex, and Ambassador and National Point of Contact of the International Academy of Space Law (IASL) for the African Republics of Botswana and Zimbabwe.
Stephen A. Drury
Retired Senior Lecturer at the Open University, UK
During the catastrophic 1984-5 drought in the Horn of Africa I was a member of a team of geologists at the UK’s Open University (Seife Berhe, myself, Paul Gibson, Dave Rothery, John Taylor and Matthew Willis ) who assessed groundwater potential in the affected area, using whatever remotely sensed data were available. That experience spurred me to write a book to help spread geological remote-sensing skills.
National Mission for Clean Ganga, Ministry of Jal Shakti
National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) is a comprehensive one with high priority for research and evidence-based decision making and has a special place for use of new technology including Geospatial technology. NMCG Authority order of Oct’ 2016 states that the pollution in River Ganga and its tributaries shall be monitored by the use of satellite imagery and other remote sensing technologies.
Project / Mission / Initiative / Community Portal
In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals Project / Mission / Initiative / Community Portal
In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals
Decision-makers are faced with the constant challenge of maintaining access to and understanding new technologies and data, as information and communication technologies (ICTs) are constantly evolving and as more and more data is becoming available. Despite continually improving technologies, informed decision-making is being hindered by inadequate attention to enabling conditions, e.g. a lack of in-service education and professional training for decision-makers.