Technical training on “GIS”

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, NAfCOAST and Cartologic organized an online training course on “GIS and GeoNode” for the project partners Egypt, Tunisia, Mauritania and Morocco.

Course Duration:

8 days 

  • GIS training: 5 days.
  • GeoNode training: 3 days.

Course Overview:

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze and manage data. GIS has the ability to combine and analyze geographic and non-geographic data in order to solve real-world location problems. GIS is a new science relatively. However, it has many applications in almost all fields such as Agriculture, Military, Petroleum, Marketing, etc. In this Module, we delivered  GIS concepts, geographic data and GIS applications.


Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system application that supports viewing, editing, and analysis of geospatial data. QGIS is very powerful application with many tools and plugins that make dealing with GIS data convenient for GIS professional and casual users. In this Module, we went through open source concepts, and explore QGIS interface.


GeoNode is a web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and for deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). GeoNode is a geospatial content management system. GeoNode is a platform for the management and publication of geospatial data. In this module, we went through the GeoNode and Geoserver details.