IEREK Workshops Series - Thinking Spatial Addressing Regional and Urban Challenges using GIS
Cities are human incubators. Around the clock, cities serve inhabitants and accommodate their activities. Yet, as urban population increases, cities struggle to endure their purpose, consequently urban challenges occur and flourish. Overpopulation, sanitation problems, slums, environmental hazards, crime and traffic congestions are just few examples of these challenges. For the city to continue its mission serving the populous and to achieve sustainable development, urban planners and practitioners, tend to address these challenges. Adding the spatial perspective to their strategic thinking and analysis, assures best results.
Geographic information system (GIS) provides the state of the art tools to address such challenges from a spatial perspective. As such, IEREK being a world leader in education services provides training workshops targeting architects, urban planners and GIS analysts to get acquainted with different methodologies to address urgent urban matters.
The first workshop in the Thinking Spatial workshops series titled:
Mapping the city, Fundamentals and the Knowhow
In this 3 days’ workshop, attendees will get to know the power of spatial thinking and the vast use of GIS and remote sensing capabilities in multidisciplinary fields. By the end of this workshop, attendees will be fully informed by the fundamentals of GIS and the different means to map the city on both urban and regional scales. Moreover, the workshop will include digitizing and analyzing satellite images to acquire different GIS layers that represent existing phenomena. The workshop will also feature creating tabular databases and building GIS layers from CAD files. For detailed information on the contents, please check the workshop program.