Recognizing geospatial information as an essential resource that supports the economic, social and environmental interests, the Survey Department of Sri Lanka has recently received a Cabinet approval to build the National
"The Center for Spatial Information Science and Systems" (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research centre chartered by the provost, and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University. CSISS currently operates the "Laboratory for Advanced Information Technology and Standards: (LAITS).
The course is targeted at participants who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization for disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction, Early Warning.
Is a certificate Issued?:
The training is designed for participants with reasonable reading and understanding skills in English. It is an advantage, but not a prerequisite, that the participants have prior knowledge in Diasaster Risk Management and a basic working knowledge in GIS and Remote Sensing technologies. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.
Accommodation is arranged upon request but not included in the tuition fee.
At the St. Augustine campus of the University of West Indies, host of a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, more than 40 Caribbean data managers, IT specialists and software developers concluded this weekend a one-week advanced training in "GeoNode".
For UN-SPIDER's work, one of the core challenges is to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of when dealing with partners who are not yet involved in the use of such data and therefore not familiar with its applications.
The NSDI is entity responsible for the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatialdata throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors and academia.