Capacity Building on GPS for Field Data Collection

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.