Geographical Information Systems course in Zambia

IM4DC will hold a course in Lusaka, Zambia, focused on practical and effective integration of geoscience, geographical and cadastral data in GIS systems. 

The two-week IM4DC program will involve a group of up to 25 participants from government and academic institutions in Africa.

The aim of the program is to introduce the geographical information systems (GIS)  in the resources sector. It will address the introduction and review of GIS in geology and environmental science, geographic analyses, remote sensing, spatial statistics, GIS data acquisition and storage, and GIS (geology) data standards.

Held in collaboration with The University of Zambia, the course will involve practical hands-on activities, excercised in both proprietary and open-source software packages (ArcGIS, QGIS), plus a practical field-data acquisition. 

The program is aimed at mid-level African government officers working with GIS in the resource industry and academics in universities with a GIS in mining focus. 

The aims of the GIS systems course are to build capacity of participants:

  • To understand principles of GIS and remote sensing
  • To understand basic geographical analysis operations, coordinate systems, and data acquisition
  • To understand the concept of spatial databases and spatial statistics
  • To understand applications of GIS in geological mapping, environment monitoring, tenement management, geological risk assessment, and exploration targeting
  • To understand geological and GIS open standards.

Applications are now closed.