Mapping essentials course

UK, 22 June – MapAction is running a 3-day introduction to humanitarian mapping course in London on 11-13 October 2010.

The course is designed for humanitarian and development field workers and others who want to use GPS and free/open source mapping tools in their work. The syllabus is grounded in practical, proven methods used by MapAction in disaster emergencies and development projects. It will include advanced use of Google Earth, how to find useful map data, and using the open source MapWindow software package.

The venue and facilities are being provided by the UK Royal Geographical Society, which is an experienced provider of training on fieldwork methods.

Jonathan Douch, MapAction’s operations director, said: “Aid workers have told us they need this kind of practical training. We know from experience what methods work in the field, and we’ll be drawing on real life humanitarian and development scenarios throughout the three day course.”

Full details about the course and how to book a place can be found on the following RGS-IBG website page.