SESRIC - Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries


Training Course on 'Geographic Information Systems (GIS)' in Kuwait
Date : 05-07 June 2011 Venue : Kuwait City Kuwait

The Centre organised training on “Geographic Information Systems (GIS)” at the Central Statistical Bureau of State of Kuwait, on 5-7 June 2011. The Course was provided by Mr. Mohamed Montaser Mohsen Hussin Mohamed, an expert from the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), and was attended by five staff members of the Central Statistical Bureau of State of Kuwait.

The training course on “Geographic Information Systems” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Introduction about GIS
  • Role of GIS in implementation of census work
  • Completing the environmental infrastructure to participate in the implementation of the census
  • Building geographic databases for digital maps for administrative boundaries
  • Production and update of detailed maps and building geographic databases
  • Production of survey maps and numbering roads and maps signing census figures
  • Entering number census of building
  • Linking census data to digital maps at various administrative levels
  • View of Imbebo’s experience and some application of census results
  • Review of Projects implanted by administration with GIS system for various regions of state’s favour (project of Healthy Egypt’s Map- Egyptian Education Initiative- development of unsafe areas)