GIS for Risks: Teaching Geographical Information System Tools to Prepare for Natural Disasters

By José Almodóvar

The “GIS for Risks” Project Team and Participants in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic
Pablo Ovalles, one of the instructors, teaching how to scale a map.
Dr. Maria Calzadilla teaching the Disaster Risk Management Concepts module.
  1. Apply basic methods and functionalities of GIS software to produce relevant geographic information.
  2. Produce basic maps using GIS software.
  3. Develop effective processes for preparedness planning in order to improve disaster response and recovery programs.
  4. Effectively and efficiently, set up and utilize an emergency coordination center to manage disaster events.
Pablo Ovalles teaching the students how to use QGIS.

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