In May and June, a GIS-workshop was held with students from the University of Ghana as a part of the capacity building of work package 4. The students are currently writing their Master or PhD thesis in the project RAIN. The workshop took place at 17. May and 29. June 2021 via Zoom.
Two research associates of FiW e.V. introduced the students to the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) first theroretically and later showed them the analysis tools in ArcGIS. Content of the first part of the workshop were a basic overview of GIS with the application and the components, a comparison of different systems such as ArcGIS and QGIS as well as an introduction to basic data models and a more detailled introduction to geographic and projected coordinate systems. In the second part of the workshop, the students heard a lecture in which the components of the first half were shown practically in ArcGIS. This included among other things the creation of folder connections, loading coordinates, editing attribute tables, working with different data types, as well as an overview of geoprocessing tools etc.. After the lecture, the students then followed the assignment and actively worked in ArcGIS themselves while discussing among themselves and with the associates via zoom. The students successfully participated at the workshop and completed the GIS training as part of the RAIN project.