GPs training for Forestry staff. Bukit Barasan, Lampung, Indonesia
GPS training fieldwork for GLCI staff near Goma, Kivu province, eastern DRC

GIS Training for GLCI staff in Kisumu, western Kenya

GPS training for GLCI staff near Kisumu, western Kenya
GoCourse GPS training on Intel AidStation netbook

GIS and GPS Training

Christopher Legg has trained local staff in the use of GPS for field data collection and GIS for analysis and display of results in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Cameroon, Nigeria, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and Southern Sudan.

GPS training has concentrated on Garmin instruments, and GIS software includes commercial suites, mainly ESRI, as well as free and open source software (DIVA and QGIS). Training has been undertaken in English, French and Bahasa Indonesia, and training manuals for DIVA GIS, QGIS and Garmin GPS have been written in French and English.

Recently, as part of the Gates Foundation funded Great Lakes Cassava Initiative in East Africa, self-training computer-aided GPS courses have been developed using Agilix GoCourse software, for use on Intel Aid Station rugged netbooks.

In 2013, a Geological Remote Sensing course using MultiSpec, Monteverdi and QGis was organised for government geologists in Juba, South Sudan. This training course, with lectures, manuals and worked examples, could be customised for other clients in Africa

A training programme on QGis was organised for CIP in Lilongwe, Malawi, in 2015, and further training was provided to CIP staff in Nairobi, Kenya.

A handbook on Remote Sensing and GIS for Geological Mapping and Mineral Exploration has just been released as an ebook through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kobo
Download a sample here