Thursday, 25 Feb 2021
A training workshop on the Geographic Information System (GIS) for World Health Organization (WHO) member states of the Eastern Mediterranean Region began on Monday at InterContinental Muscat.

Over 30 attend WHO GIS training workshop in Muscat

The 4-day training workshop is getting organised by WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Directorate General of Planning &amp Studies. The training workshop is getting attended by Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed al Qasmi, director basic of Planning &amp Studies, with the participation of a lot more than 30 trainees from MoH and member states along with a quantity of professionals.

The GIS training workshop focuses on the fundamental ideas of mapping, geocoding, information collection, evaluation visualisation, and improvement of technical expertise. The basic objective of the GIS training workshop is to establish a network of GIS customers in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and help the member states to construct their GIS capacity.

The GIS training workshop aims to allow the participants to comprehend the notion of the GIS and ArcGIS, to be informed of the notion of geographic information management and legal elements of WHO maps and introduction to geographic and illness-associated information, to utilizing the ArcGIS to gather, handle, visualise and analyse geographic info, to generate interactive net-primarily based maps utilizing ArcGIS on-line and on the usage of dashboard improvement tools.

Dr Qasmi thanked the participants and professionals for selecting the sultanate to hold such essential courses that have a optimistic influence on creating the well being systems in the area. MoH has paid excellent focus to the GIS.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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