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Introduction course to geographic information systems

May 24 9:00 am May 28 1:00 pm SAST

This short course, offered by the Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), will teach geographics information systems (GIS) basics, data input techniques, data visualisation and analytics, and map-making and publishing skills. It is aimed at those who want to work in GIS jobs such as GIS technicians, analysts and cartographers.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • QGIS user interface
  • Data input techniques
  • Data visualisation and management
  • Map making and production
  • Spatial query and spatial analytics

The training will involve hands-on training, and participants will receive certificates of attendance, training materials and the required open-source GIS software.

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab) is an NGO that works to strengthen the availability and use of data in Tanzania. It is also an open working space where data from multiple sectors and sources can be combined, processed, and shared to drive better policies and decision-making.

Contact: Somoe Mkwachu,

Tanzania Data Lab (dLab), College of ICT, University of Dar es Salaam, Kijitonyama Campus, Bagamoyo Rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Dar es salaam, Tanzania, United Republic of
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+255 222 410 645
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