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GIS for Economics and Business Course

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Event: GIS for Economics and Business Course

Venue: Indepth Research Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 26th March– 30th March 2018




Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and mapping have been deployed by many diverse organizations throughout the public and private sectors. Many government and nonprofit organizations are using GIS to add value within the public sector. While these organizations are more open and public about disclosing their GIS activities because of the nature of the environment that they operate in, companies in the private sector are less forthcoming with information about their technology systems because of fears that their competitors may copy their technology systems, and thus the company will lose a competitive advantage that makes them better than their competitors.

This course provides hands-on skill of how companies can integrate GIS technology to improve strategic business decision making. These areas of application includes: Marketing, Transportation/Logistics, Real Estate, Financial Services and Insurance.


Non GIS Users, entrepreneurs ,general managers, administrators, professionals working in insurance industry, finance managers, bankers, program managers ,project managers risk assessors, procurement officers, Planners, Database administrator, system administrator, IT expert among others.


5 days


·         Understand the principles and concepts of GIS in business and economic

·         Acquire hands-on skill on how to integrate GIS in key business decision making

·         Understand spatial data collection using mobile phones

·         Understand to visualize business and economics data

·         To understand how to design and publish maps on the web

·         Understand spatial data analysis skills

·         Acquire cartographic skills in map making


·         Geographic approaches to Business and economics

·         Introducing GIS in business and economics applications

·         Spatial data collection techniques for business and economics applications

·         Designing maps for a business and economics study

·         GIS in Retail Analysis

·         GIS analysis and mapping techniques

·         Exploring open data, voluntary Geographic Information, and crowd Sourcing

·         Online Publishing of maps and GIS outputs

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How to participate

·         Tailor Make a Course

·         Register as an Individual

·         Register as a Group

·         Become One of Our Partners.

·         Purchase Software

·         Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

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 For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814, +254 731240802, +254 735331020. Email [email protected]


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email:  [email protected]   Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 19th March 2018. Send proof of payment to [email protected] 


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