• GIS for Spatial
    21-25 September, 2020
    Esri Eastern Africa Arusha Office
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GIS is a contemporary tool used in various disciplines. However, in Urban and Regional planning, GIS is useful for urban analysis, land use analysis, site analysis and modelling, coastal zone and riparian reserve management, urban renewal and regeneration, transportation planning among others.

Training Objective

As a practical course, the focus is to impart and enhance analytical skills using GIS as a tool for presentation, communication and decision making which forms the bedrock of urban and regional planning as a profession.

Training Outcome

At the end of the training the trainee should be able to:

  • Have better understanding of GIS concepts and principles.
  • Have an understand of application of GIS in Urban and Regional planning
  • Explore basic GIS functionality and data management concepts
  • Utilize GIS to identify and map trends, patterns and problems within the planning sector
  • Perform various analysis and modelling to aid decision making in urban and Regional planning context.
  • Disseminate information to internal and external stakeholders

Course Content 

  • Introduction to GIS
  • Understanding GIS Data
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Spatial Design
  • Field data collection 

Delivery Method

The training is hands-on, and it will include: Presentations, discussions, software demonstrations, Exercises and lesson reviews. The training will be facilitated by Esri’s certified instructor

Software: ArcGIS Desktop, Geo planner for ArcGIS, City Engine and Web GIS. 

Who Should Attend?

The course is open to all planners including those working with the National Government, county government, private institutions.    

  Training Cost:

   USD 650 per person

   inclusive of 18% VAT

Training cost covers for training material, Lunch, refreshments and certificate of completion.