A Simple Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria


GIS Training in Nigeria are delivered by GIS professionals with relevant exposure to the discipline. Seeing our GIS Training outline as presented below gives you a full insight of needed learning expectations. With HagePlex GIS Training, you stand the chance of gaining full exposure to the discipline. Exposure entails having extensive knowledge on how to use GIS data and software packages. It also involves having full knowledge on how to applying GIS to various spheres of the Nigerian Workforce.

HagePlex ICT Training in Geographical Information Systems follows the accepted international standard. This standard provides a framework that ensures all training modules being delivered and expected outcomes achieved. Literally, your GIS learning outcome is of paramount interest to us. This is why our expectation guide provides all modules to our GIS Training in Nigeria.

Perhaps you might not know this. But GIS is still very much new to Nigeria. Professional GIS training in Nigeria is currently done by a hand few of GIS experts in the country. Ideally, only very few people know the technology as a powerful tool that can be applied to almost every aspect of the our lives as Nigerians. As mentioned previously, knowing GIS as a problem solving tool goes beyond just having data and software. Its about adopting the GIS inquiry process to solve real life problems in Nigeria.

When it comes to expectation guide to GIS Training in Nigeria, the truth has to be pinpointed here! That truth denotes the fact that many Nigerian Universities still produce half baked Nigerian GIS students.

Despite offering Geospatial Technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing and Mobile Mapping) as major courses in their curriculum,they still don’t give their best when it come to practical applications of GIS in Nigeria. As a result of this, the following problems often emanates;

(1) The inability to practicality demonstrate the use of GIS by Nigerian government organizations

(ii) Inability to guide students on GIS career prospects in Nigeria.

(iii) Inability to guide students on how to get GIS Jobs in Nigeria.

(iv) The inability to demonstrate the prospects of GIS in Nigeria.

(v) Lack of updated GIS data on current socio economic trends in Nigeria.

(vi) Over dependence on open source GIS software like Quantum GIS instead of proprietary packages like ESRI’s ArcGIS and MapInfo Professional etc.

(vii) overdependence on GIS theories instead of practicals.

Due to the above listed problems, many Nigerian graduates gets malnourished in GIS after graduation. Bridging this gap is where we come in. GIS Training in Nigeria with HagePlex Technologies has been helpful in every step of the way. As the No:1 Provider of GIS training in Abuja Nigeria, our goal is to provide a practical oriented approach as seen below in our training expectation guide.

HagePlex Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria

Our expectation guide ensures that you should be practically able to do the following after a complete GIS Training with us.

Module 1 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Getting Started with GIS

  • Software Installation and Deployment to workforce —(ArcGIS 10x Licensed, Grass, MapInfo and Quantum)
  • Exploring GIS Maps and Getting Info on map features.
  • Adding Geographic Data to maps.
  • Structuring GIS maps.
  • Using GIS to represent real- world objects.
  • Exploring ways of drawing features on maps.
  • Accessing Feature information in different ways.
  • Exploring Spatial Relationships of map features.

Module 2 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Working with GIS Symbologies

  • Choosing symbols for point, line, and polygon features.
  • Modifying symbol properties (colour, size, and outline).
  • Labeling map features using via attribute and by adding text.
  • Symbolizing features to show type, rank and amount.
  • Grouping features and their symbols to classes.
  • Comparing different methods of grouping features into classes.
  • Correcting visual distortion caused by differences in area.
  • Showing proportional amounts on a map by normalizing data.
  • Symbolizing map features to show density.

Module 3 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Referencing Systems in GIS

  • Exploring coordinate systems types and properties in GIS.
  • Identifying components of coordinate systems in GIS
  • Assign coordinate system information to a dataset.
  • Set display units for a data frame and measure distances on a map.
  • Explore major categories of map projections.
  • Explore spatial properties that may be distorted when different map projections are applied.
  • Change map projection for data frame and describe the effect.
  • Describe two common data models used to represent geographic data.

Module 4 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Organizing Data in GIS

  • Explore geographic data formats.
  • Determine the data source of a layer in ArcMap.
  • Identify and use data formats in ArcCatalog.
  • Create a geodatabase.
  • Add data from different formats to a geodatabase.

Module 5 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Working with Geoprocessing Tools

  • Exploring Geoprocessing tools in GIS
  • Exploring Geoprocessing options in GIS
  • Choosing appropriate Geoprocessing tool for GIS tasks.
  • Applying Geoprocessing operations to GIS data.
  • Interpreting Geoprocessing results in GIS
  • Creating, identifying and running models in GIS.

Module 6 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Creating and Editing GIS Data

  • Exploring steps in GIS editing process.
  • Moving and adjusting features in GIS.
  • Editing shapes of lines and polygon features.
  • Editing shapes of spatially related features.
  • Exploring different ways of editing feature attribute.
  • Creating new features by digitizing.
  • Creating new point features from x and y coordinates.

Module 7 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: GIS Analysis and Reporting

  • Interpreting analysis from GIS tools, criterias and workflows.
  • Extending layer attribute tables by joining another table to it.
  • Creating and modifying features by attribute and location.
  • Exploring differences between attribute and location queries.
  • Examining analysis results via maps, tables and reports.
  • Generating map reports for GIS Analysis.

Module 8 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: Designing Maps with GIS

  • Exploring cartographic designs in GIS.
  • Exploring map layout elements in GIS.
  • Creating simple and complex map layouts.
  • Creating and modifying map legends.
  • Adding and modifying decorative map elements in GIS.
  • Converting feature labels to annotation.
  • Applying templates to design a map layouts.

Module 9 of (Expectation Guide to GIS Training in Nigeria): — Title: GIS Applications to Nigerian Workforce

Application to Telecom and Network services, Real Estate and Property Management, Crime mapping and Analysis, Waste Management, Compensation Management, Urban Planning, Accident and Hotspot Analysis, Transportation Planning, Vegetation Mapping and Conservation, Disaster Management and Mitigation, Land Use and Land Cover Changes, Flood Damage Estimation, Natural Resource Management, Banking, Digital Taxation, Land Information Systems & Administration, Wetland Mapping, Coastal Development and Management, Assets Management and Maintenance, Pipeline Route selection, Tourism Information Systems, Public Infrastructure Management, Public Health, Fire Response, Energy Tracking and planning, Defense, Deforestation and Desertification Monitoring, Traffic Density Studies, Site Selection.

NOTE: This article pertains only GIS Training. We also offer Remote Sensing and Mobile Mapping/GPS Training. See our ICT Training Page for More Info.

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    1. Thanks for your interest on GIS Training. Please visit our office at Suite PB9, Virginia Pavilion, Federal Housing Junction, off ECO Bank, Kubwa, Abuja. Alternatively, you can call 090 3562 6042. We will be glad to train you in Geographical Information Systems.

  1. Good morning sir. I’ll like to undergo the GIS training. Please how much does it cost; please kindly reply me via my email.

  2. I agree with you. our University don’t match theories with practicals. I hope to join you for practical GIS and Remote Sensing training

  3. Thanks Mr Saor for your interest in our GIS Training programme. Please visit our office at Suite PB9, Virginia Pavilion, Federal Housing Junction, off ECO Bank, Kubwa, Abuja. Alternatively, you can call 08123190747. We’ll be glad to train you in Geographical Information Systems when ever you’re ready.

  4. Thanks Mr Ogah Moses Wilson for your interest in GIS Training. We’ve sent the information you need via email. We look forward in seeing you.

  5. Please I would love to know the tuition for this training. Would a certificate be awareded?. Please email me.

  6. Please I would love to know the tuition for this training. Would a certificate be awareded?. Please email me.

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