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Training Course On Web-Based GIS And Mapping in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya

This course entails processing and distributing geographic information through the internet by use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems). GIS are computer systems that are designed to capture, store, check, and display data that is related to positions on the Earth’s surface. GIS technology can be used to show many types of geographical data on the map in order to enable people observe, analyze, and understand various patterns as well as their relationships. For example, using GIS, you can include a map that shows sites with the highest pollution or sites that are sensitive to pollution.

The increasing flexibility of GIS technologies means that they can be used in almost every field imaginable and by people from all walks of life. With adequate training, both non-GIS and GIS experts can reap more benefits and realize the immense applicability of GIS technologies in daily life. GIS is particularly beneficial to those working in e-government, e-business, and e-science fields.

Thus, this course is most suitable for non-GIS users and experts, Geographers, IT experts, Cartographers, Geoscientist, surveyors, Planners, software engineers, Database administrators, system administrators, and M&E experts.


5 days

Course content

Module 1

i. Introductions to concepts of GIS and web mapping

ii. Understanding key concepts in Web mapping

iii. Exploring QGIS as an open source software

iv. OGC web mapping Standards

v. Types of web mapping Technology and their evolution

vi. Understanding Free and Open Source Software and its use in web mapping

vii. Finding and sharing web maps on CartoDB

viii. Web GIS development cycle

ix. System architecture for web mapping

Web Mapping Technologies

i. Understanding spatial databases

ii. Tiled web map


iv. CSS

v. WMS service

vi. Java script

vii. Write a page using HTML and CSS

viii. HTML

Module 2

Designing web services and maps

i. Analytic web maps

ii. System architecture for web mapping

iii. Elements of a web map

iv. Collaborative web maps 

v. Animated and real time

vi. Static web maps

Reading Data from various Data source

i. Reading Points from an XML file

ii. Converting shapefiles to XML

iii. Geocoding and reverse geocoding

iv. Adding Side bars

v. KML

vi. Ajax

vii. Using Fusion Table as Data source

viii. Mapping your own data

ix. Reading shapefiles using JavaScript libraries

 Processing spatial data with Open Source Software

i. Processing raster data set with QGIS and GDAL

ii. Understanding data formats for use in web mapping

iii. Geo-processing and projecting vector data with QGIS and OGR

iv. Processing spatial data with Free Open source Software

Module 3

Drawing and querying maps on the server using Web Map Service

i. Dynamically drawn map services

ii. Basic and advanced symbolization and styling with a WMS

iii. Introduction to basics of Open specifications for web map services and WMS specification

Building tiled maps with Free Open Source Software

i. Making the decision to build and maintain tiles

ii. Introduction to Concepts of tiled maps

iii. Creating tiles with GeoServer using GeoWebCache

iv. Strategies for creating and serving map tiles

v. Creating tiles with Mapnik using TileMill

Module 4

Putting layers together by the use of a web mapping API

i. Introduction to web mapping API

ii. Overlaying WMS on tiled maps with OpenLayers

iii. Examining OpenLayers examples

iv. Programming patterns with web mapping APIs

Google Maps API

i. Introduction to google maps

ii. Adding Makers to Google maps

iii. Creating Custom Web maps without programming

iv. Building Google maps/ customization

v. Orientation to Google maps API

Module 5

Web based data editing

i. Working with vector KML

ii. Drawing vector layers on the client side

iii. Symbolizing vector layers in OpenLayers

iv. Working with GeoJSON

v. GIS analysis on the web

vi. Adding interactive GeoJSON layers in OpenLayers

 Exploring open data, VGI, and crowdsourcing

i. Ways of opening data

ii. OpenStreetMap and its application in open data

iii. VGI and crowd sourced projects

iv. Downloading source data from OpenStreetMap

v. Mapping social media data

Publishing maps using open source software (Geoserver)

i. Overview Geoserver

ii. Installing and configuring Geoserver

iii. Setting up Geosever

iv. The Geoserver Interface

v. Data querying in Geoserver


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

Key Notes

a. The participant must be conversant with English.

b. Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with an Authorized Training Certificate

c. Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

d. The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and A Certificate upon successful completion of Training.

e. One-year post-training support Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

f. Payment should be done at least a week before commence of the training, to DATASTAT CONSULTANCY LTD account, as indicated in the invoice so as to enable us prepare better for you.

Course Schedule

Start Date End Date Register
05/08/2024 09/08/2024 Register
19/08/2024 23/08/2024 Register
02/09/2024 06/09/2024 Register
16/09/2024 20/09/2024 Register
07/10/2024 11/10/2024 Register
21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Register
04/11/2024 08/11/2024 Register
18/11/2024 22/11/2024 Register
02/12/2024 06/12/2024 Register
16/12/2024 20/12/2024 Register
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+254724527104/ +254734969612



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