GIS training

GIS training

Geographic Information System (GIS) training course started with over 10 participants. Most of the participants are new to the world of GIS. The training will last for 5 half-days with practical group works and final exam. The first training session covered the basic concepts of GIS with GIS components, how GIS is used, what data types are in GIS etc. It was learnt that GIS is not just creating maps, but includes data collection, storage, analysis and sharing of the data and results. It is also learnt that most of the data (80 %) is spatial. GIS plays an important role in Road Asset Management and lot of attribute data is to be collected including International Roughness Index, cracking, potholes, edge break, traffic, bearing capacity, bridge condition, drainage type etc.