Title: Capacity Building on GPS for Field Data Collection
Field Data Collection using Handheld GPS for Planning and Management of Environmental Resources
Key words: Sustainable Environment, Infrastructure Development, Stakeholder, Field Data, Handheld, Global Positioning Systems, GIS
Client: Department of Agriculture Insurance, Government of Sri Lanka
In Collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Insurance, Sri Lanka
Number of Water Practitioners Trained (Direct Beneficiaries) – 8 Agriculture Project Monitoring staff
Indirect Beneficiaries: Insured Stakeholder Farmers in the districts
Duration of Each Training – Intensive training of One weeks at the University of Moratuwa (2009)
Spatial Coverage – Colombo and Regional Offices.
Course Team: Professor N.T.S. Wijesekera, Dr. K.M.P.S. Bandara, Ms Nimni Sooriyabandara, Ms Gayani Edirisinghe, and UMCSAWM staff
Course Brief: Lectures on GPS systems, Types of GPS systems, Advantages and Disadvantages, Methods of using Handheld GPS, Georeferencing and Preparing GIS databases, Hands on field wxercises.