SIC ICWC EXPERTS PROVIDED TRAINING IN GIS TECHNOLOGIES DURING THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL
On June 5-8, 2017, the International Summer School on “Methods and tools for the assessment and monitoring of water and land resources in Central Asia” was held at the German-Kazakh University (GKU).
The Summer School introduced innovative methods and tools for the analysis and monitoring of water and land resources in Central Asia. These methods are of great value in a framework of integrated water and land resource management.
Sherzod Zaitov, GIS expert from SIC ICWC, participated as a GIS trainer in the program that included an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS), an overview of remote sensing methods for land and water resources, an introduction to climate data analysis and glaciology. For practical training on data analysis, the participants used widely available tools, such as QGIS.
Main topics of the training were:
- Introduction to GIS
- WUEMOCA tool (Water Use Efficiency Monitoring in Central Asia) – presentation and discussion
- Introduction to GIS – lecture and practical training
- Reference frames – lecture and practical training
- Digitization and geography - lecture and practical training
- Raster tools (remote sensing, raster algebra) - lecture and practical training
- Digital elevation model (DEM) - lecture and practical training
- Introduction to remote sensing (RS) and image processing - lecture and practical training
- Classification of RS based images – hands-on exercise