Mapping for Sustainable Development
Kasarani, Nairobi, Kenya
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Introduction to Earth Observation (Remote Sensing- RS)/ Digital Image Processing

Preamble: Spatial distribution of Natural Resources such as water, forests, arable land and even minerals; their availability and accessibility determines who gets them and who doesn’t. Proper understanding of their distribution can go a long way in enacting laws and policies that will ensure sound management, equitable sharing and environmental protection as we go about their exploitation. This understanding can only be achieved if their spatial distribution is properly documented visa viz morphological and demographic characteristics of the ground in which they appear. Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing uses satellite Images which can help us capture large areas of the ground with its characteristic and features. The images can then be processed; the resources can be located on the images, digitized and compiled into GIS layers which will assist in their management.

This is a 10-day course and covers the following:

  • Opening and displaying an image
  • Importing image
  • Understanding bands and their usage (Land sat 7 & 8)
  • Layer stacking, Mosaicking images
  • Subset image, Image rectification and geo-referencing
  • Resampling and interpolation of image
  • Change detection, Image Classification
  • DEM and STRM and generation of contours
  • NDVI
  • Principle Component Analysis & Tussled cap

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Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)

Preamble: GIS has become essential in decision making, planning, and management of multi-layered spatial database. GIS software used by RCMRD includes Open source QGIS and Commercial GIS (ArcGIS).

This is a 10-day course and covers the following:

  • Exploring GIS concepts
  • Displaying data, Querying database
  • Working with spatial data
  • Working with tables
  • Editing Data, Working with georeferenced data
  • Working with layers and maps
  • Displaying locations from tabular data
  • Automating data, Editing the database schema
  • Editing spatial and attribute data
  • Presenting data

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Introduction to Digital Cartography & GIS Mapping

Preamble: This course provides an introduction and practices associated with digital cartography principles, concepts, software and hardware required to create good maps, particularly in GIS.

This is a 2-week course covering:

  • Introduction to digital cartography
  • Fundamentals and applications
  • Practical Digital Cartography and GIS mapping functionality

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Radar & Lidar Remote Sensing

Preamble: This course introduces the basics of radar remote sensing from the viewpoints of basic image capture theory and applications. Also, the course will introduce the fundamental concepts and techniques used in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR).

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Applied Remote Sensing & GIS

Preamble: This course and othertailor-made courses will be based on the different needs of the clients.

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Mobile GIS

Preamble: Mobile GIS is the combination of Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and mobile computing devices. Mobile GIS improves processes such as asset inventory, asset maintenance, among others.

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CAD Drawings (AutoCAD Civil 3D)

Preamble: The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and technical skills in AUTOCAD Drawing using AutoCAD Civil 3D for applications in various applications including cadastral, road and highway designs, building and other structural designs.

Target Group

The qualifying participants shall be Land surveyors, Engineers, Architects , Draftsmen, Cartographers, students and other interested individuals.

Duration

5 days

Intake

April, June, August, October, December

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Digital Photogrammetric Mapping and Terrain Modeling

Target Group

The qualifying participants shall be Land surveyors, Geodesist, Engineers, Earth Research Scientists, Cartographers from African countries with experience in Surveying, Mapping, Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry System (GNSS).

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Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Technologies for Precise Applications

Preamble: The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and technical skills in GNSS technologies and precise applications including engineering, construction and cadastral.

Target Group

The qualifying participants shall be Land surveyors, Geodesist, Engineers, Earth Research Scientists, Cartographers from African countries with experience in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies.

Duration

5 days

Intake

March, June, September

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Global Positioning System and Mobile Mapping for General Applications

Preamble: The purpose of the course is to provide knowledge and technical skills in GPS technologies for Data collection and navigation applications.

Target Group

The qualifying participants shall be Land surveyors, Geodesist, Engineers, Earth Research Scientists, Cartographers from African countries with experience in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) technologies.

Duration

5 days

Intake

May, July, September, November

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Level Use and Applications

Target Group

The course is designed for site managers, foremen, supervisors , leveler and potential levelers who are required to set out for construction and civil engineering work. Little or no previous experience is required but some basic understanding of the need to work and transfer levels is desirable.

Duration

2 days

Intake

May, July, September, November

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Service, Repair & Adjustment of Opti-Mechanical Surveying Instruments

Preamble: The course is aimed at imparting skills in the care and maintenance of surveying instruments.

This is a 2-week course covering:

Introduction of various surveying instruments and accessories like

  • Principles of levels
  • Principles of theolites
  • Principles of EDMs
  • Alignment of EDMs with theodolite
  • Dismantling theodolite (practical)
  • Dismantling of levels (practical)
  • Field test-level
  • Field test-theodolite
  • Recording procedure and storing
  • Store conditions/requirements (discussion)
  • Procedures/ways of handling survey instruments

Total Station, Use and Applications

Preamble: This course exposes the participant to aspects of the use and applications of modern total station. Basic concepts and specifications of total station followed by practical exercises shall be addressed.

Target Group

The qualifying participants shall be Land surveyors, Engineers, Earth Research Scientists, Cartographers among others requiring to use total station in their applications.

Duration

3 days

Intake

May, July, September, November

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Nairobi, Kenya

+245 020 2680748 / 2680722
+254 723 786161 / +254 735 981098

 

P.O. Box 632-00618 Nairobi, Kenya

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