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  • Participatory GIS for Community Development Planning Alhasan Systems Private Limited

    Date: 25 - 27 May 2015
    Country: Pakistan
    City/State: Islamabad

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Participatory GIS for Community Development Planning

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): Alhasan Systems Private Limited

Type: Training Course Date: 25 - 27 May 2015 Location: Pakistan (Islamabad) Venue: 205-C Evacuee Trust Complex - Conference Room, 2nd Floor, F-5/1

Disaster risk management practices engage local community to explore different aspects of hazard risk and DRM implementation methods, practices, and even cultural changes to contain and reduce the probabilities that a natural hazard will result in a disaster situation. In this training participants will explore the applicability of public participation for mapping community and GIS analysis to enhance their DRM efforts. Participatory Geographic information systems (GIS) methodologies work like any other standard participatory research methods incorporates end users and researchers into a collaborative environment where GIS are structured under the guidance of both the expert and the community members.

Day 1

  • Putting spatial reference to community engagement
  • Participatory methods for Community Mapping
  • Applications and limitations of community maps
  • Community Mapping Life Cycle

Day 2

  • Participatory GIS (P-GIS)
  • Use of Open Source Applications and Data
  • Why P-GIS – Applications & Considerations?
  • P-GIS Life Cycle

Day 3

  • Spatial Data – How to overcome this bottleneck?
  • Using GPS and Smart Phone Technologies
  • Open data/ Big Data – Opportunities, Limitations, and Concerns
  • P-GIS Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Process

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What is included in the event fee

Fee includes light refreshments, tea, and lunch onsite during the 3 days training.

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