GIS and Mapping course for students of UniBonn/UNU-EHS

The training course was prepared for the M.Sc. students enrolled in the Master of Science (MSc) programme in “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” offered jointly by the Institute for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) and the Faculty of Geography of the University of Bonn. The course was designed to provide students an introduction to the use of geographic information system tools, including QGIS and Google Earth Engine, analytical methods for analysis and remote sensing.

21/03 - 07/04/2022
GIS and Mapping training course

The trainers were:

  • David Daou (UNU-EHS)
  • Mostapha Harb (UNU-EHS)
  • Martin Hilljegerdes (UN-SPIDER)

M.Sc. students enrolled in the Master of Science (MSc) programme in “Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security” offered jointly by UNU-EHS and the Faculty of Geography of the University of Bonn.

The course was designed to provide students an introduction to the use of geographic information system tools, including Quantum GIS and Python software, analytical methods for analysis and remote sensing. The training course focused on the use of these tools to develop information products related to floods and droughts. The learning outcomes for this training course were:

  • Understanding of concepts on the GIS and remote sensing fundamentals.
  • Understanding of techniques and functionalities of GIS software to produce geographic information.
  • Introduction to basic concepts of Lidar remote sensing
  • Identifying Earth observation data sources, software, and methodologies for monitoring natural hazards.
  • Producing underlying maps using GIS software and web-based systems with UN-SPIDER's recommended practices on flood and drought mapping.
  • Introduction to the use of Google Earth Engine.
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