Welcome to the course page for the Kokoo Pa Geographic Information Systems Training scheduled for August 9, 2018 in Kumasi, Ghana. Kokoo Pa is an UTZ-certified member, representing about 10 thousand cocoa farmers. They have collected a rich amount of spatial data on their constituent farms and communities but have not taken advantage of GIS tools for visualization, analysis, and decision-making.
In this training, basic theoretical concepts and applications of GIS will be presented, followed by practical exercises using QGIS software.
By the end of this 3-hour training, participants will be able to understand:
- The Geographic Information "System"
- Uses of GIS within UTZ (First Mile, Sat4Farming) and other applications
- Coordinate Systems, Latitude/Longitude, and projections
- Types of maps and differences between vector and raster spatial data
- How to collect GPS coordinates
- How to operate QGIS software and extract point coordinates, locate farms and communities, alter layer symbology, identify protected forest areas, and more.
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