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Field data collection is generally a tedious activity. Without a mobile collection app like QField, you’d likely enter information into a spreadsheet on paper, then digitize it using GIS software like QGIS/ArcMap/ MapInfo.

That’s not something that most people would enjoy doing on a regular basis. But with a program like QField, mobile data collection can be made easier and more efficient in many ways.

This course introduces you to how to make your field data collection more efficient by using tools like the QField Sync plugin. You will also learn basics of QGIS within this package so if you are new to GIS worry not. We will cover all you need to know about mapping.

Geographical Information System (GIS) is widely used as a valuable tool for management, analysis and presentation of various and great volumes of data, as well as different local planning activities.

About this Course

A GIS helps people visualize and create information that can be used to make decisions and solve problems. Get an introduction to the basic components of a GIS and data collection using QField both online and offline. Learn fundamental concepts that underlie the use of a GIS with hands-on experience with maps and geographic data.
This course uses QGIS latest release and QField App.


  • Create  GIS data .
  • Collecting  data for use in a GIS mapping project easily and free.
  • Visually analyze feature relationships and patterns on a GIS map.
  • Share GIS maps as webmaps and analysis results.

Important Dates
Classroom Training Calendar 2023

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Aug 28, 2023Sept 1, 2023Aug 24, 2023USD 980Register
Oct 23, 2023Oct 27, 2023Oct 19, 2023USD 980Register
Dec 18, 2023Dec 22, 2023Dec 14, 2023USD 980Register

Online Training Calendar 2023

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May 1, 2023May 5, 2023April 28, 2023USD 350 / KES 30000Register
July 3, 2023July 7, 2023June 30, 2023USD 350 / KES 30000Register
Sept 11, 2023Sept 15, 2023Sept 8, 2023USD 350 / KES 30000Register
Nov 20, 2023Nov 24, 2023Nov 17, 2023USD 350 / KES 30000Register

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Course Content Overview

Introduction to GIS and Mapping projects

  • What is GIS?
  • What can you do with GIS?
  • Think of ways to apply GIS
  • What are the Resolutions?
  • Types of Resolutions
  • Digital Image Processing

Datum and Projection

  • Datum
  • Coordinate System
  • Map Projection
  • Map Scales

Data Types, Development of data collection forms for QField.

  • Vector and Raster Data
  • Non-Spatial Data (CSV)
  • Creating Vector Files and Data Collection
  • Attribute Table Creation/Editing, Join Table
  • Attribute table (Join Table & Spatial Query (By Location and Attribute)

Symbology & Labelling

  • Introduction to Symbolization.
  • Single Symbol, Unique Value
  • Displaying dynamic labels
  • Reference scale
  • Controlling which features are labeled
  • Controlling where labels are placed
  • Converting labels to annotation

Spatial Data Input and Editing

  • Working with Geopackages and spatialite layers
  • Vector data Digitizing
  • Generating MbTile files for offline data collection

Getting started with QField

  • Installation of QField on android phone/tablet
  • Getting started with QField Sync plugin
  • Preparing your work for fieldwork
  • QField settings setup and overview
  • Project and Layer settings.
  • Designing forms to use during the fieldwork.
  • Synchronization
  • Getting ready for fieldwork/data collection exercise.

Data Collection /Fieldwork 

  • Collecting Photos and working with QField offline
  • Creating pdf maps
  • Using QGIS Map themes in QField.
  • Synchronizing the data collected in QField to QGIS for analysis
  • Syncing offline data with the production database
  • Considerations for offline data workflows.
  • Creating a webmap using leaflet plugins for data sharing

Target Participants

Newbies, WASH specialists, M & E Experts, Public health, Program Manager, Students, Engineers, Teachers, GIS and Remote Sensing Enthusiasts

 Suggested Skills and Requirements

  • Experience with Windows-based software for basic file management and browsing.
  • All participants should have an android tablet or phone.


  • QGIS Version 3, QField and Google Earth Pro.


At the end of the course all participants will be offered a certificate of Participation at no extra cost.



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