Introductory Training on Cloud GIS and Web Application Development
The project “Strengthening Capacities in the Use of Geospatial Information for Improved Resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa.” (2021-2024) intends to develop sustainable capacities and implement ad-hoc and tailored geospatial solutions in the eight target countries: Fiji, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao PDR, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, Uganda, and Vanuatu. In Fiji, this 3-year long project builds on the legacy of the CommonSensing Project (2019-2022) and aims to further enhance capacities by leveraging technological advances and innovation and providing integrated geospatial solutions for improved decision making in the fields of Climate Resilience, Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Finance. The project’s focal point is the Climate Change and International Cooperation Division (CCICD) of the Ministry of Economy. The project will have other beneficiaries such as the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources (MLMR), Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and Disaster Management (MRMDDM), the Ministry of Waterways, and the Fiji Meteorological Services.
With the closure of CommonSensing project on the 31 March 2022, UNOSAT has conducted a rescoping study in close collaboration with CCICD and identified the need to deliver face-to-face micro-learning trainings on advanced topics offered for technical staff across line ministries. Based on this consultation, UNOSAT will offer the advanced training on ESRI Enterprise Portal and Modern Front-end Development for Web Mapping for the technical staff at the Geospatial Information Management Division of the Ministry of Land and Mineral Resources (GIM, MLMR) and the Ministry of Agriculture.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
- Recall the components, and structure of Cloud GIS;
- Apply various methods and functionalities of GIS software (ArcGIS) to share data on cloud;
- Use ArcGIS assistant tool for cloud content management and mitigation;
- Perform application design to improve application user’s interface.
Modality: This is a 2-day full-time face-to-face technical training. This face-to-face course will consist of lectures and GIS lab exercises using GIS datasets and real case scenarios, whereas 70% of the training content will focus on lab exercises while 30% will be lectures and discussions.
Expected Workload: 16 hours
The course is designed to accommodate selected participants with variety of backgrounds and professional experiences, from the Geospatial Information Management Division (Lands & Mineral Resources) and Ministry of Agriculture. The criteria of selection include:
- Familiarity with ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Enterprise.
- Commitment to use the knowledge and skills acquired to support disaster risk management operations.