Available courses

This programme offers an introduction to GIS for population studies using QGIS– a learning pathway to using geospatial data and technologies for sustainable development.

  • Cost: Free
  • Time commitment: Approx. 24 hours
  • Format:  Self-paced online learning, with support from trainers and GRID3 learning community.
  • Certificate: Awarded upon completion of all programmed courses
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Introduction aux SIG pour les études de population et de développement, à l'aide de QGIS

Un programme de formation en ligne ouvert de GRID3. Il s'agit d'une voie d'apprentissage pour utiliser les données et les technologies géospatiales pour le développement durable.
L'inscription à ce programme est maintenant OUVERTE. Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire

  • Coût : Gratuit!
  • Engagement de temps : environ 24 heures, sur une période de trois semaines
  • Format : Apprentissage à son propre rythme, avec le soutien de la communauté*
  • Certificats délivrés à la fin de tous les cours programmés
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This course takes a broad look at the geospatial sector. Using accessible and non-technical language it addresses the question "What is a GIS, and what can this technology do for me?"

Who is it for?
It provides an important foundation to those who intend to progress to the practical GIS courses. However, it is also suitable as a stand-alone course for anyone looking at the big picture, wanting to know the potential gains and risks of developing geospatial capabilities.

Pre-requisites : None, other than a keen interest in Geospatial
Estimated learning time : 45 minutes
For more information: full course description PDF

In this section the aim is to break out of GIS theory and focus on how the technology is applied; specifically, how it makes a positive impact in people's lives. This page is an expanding library of case studies for your reference. It doesn't contain practical exercises. Check back regularly for new stories and relevant links from the Data for Development community.

Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest in the sector. It is particularly relevant for those working in government administration or NGOs, especially in health, education, population (census) or regional/national infrastructure.

Pre-requisites : None

This course will introduce the QGIS user interface, getting you familiar with the main tools and functions, to get you going quickly with GIS!

Who is it for?
Newcomers to GIS or those who want to get familiar with QGIS software. It is relevant for those working in government administration or NGOs, especially in health, education, population (census) or regional/national infrastructure.

Pre-requisites : General IT skills and familiar with Excel/spreadsheets
Estimated learning time : 2 hours
For more information: full course description PDF

This course is about getting to grips with GIS Data! It encourages good practice in where to find it, how and where to store it, and documenting your work!

Who is it for?
Newcomers to GIS or those who want to develop good habits in data management, acknowledging that doing so is a critical step towards working effectively in GIS.

Pre-requisites : General IT skills
Estimated learning time
: 1.5 hours
More information: full course description PDF