March 1, 2018. The Project Coordination Unit (PCU) of launched a training program on the application of GIS as a tool to support data management for urban planning, water resource management and climate change. This activity, conducted as part of the Belgium-funded project on “Integrated water resource management and urban planning in relation to climate change in Binh Thuan province”, supports the project objective for “contributing to improving capacity for relevant agencies in integrated water resource management and urban planning related to climate change”.
The GIS training activity, spanning from 1 March to 10 April 2018, includes more than 40 trainees from provincial departments and agencies and aims to strengthen capacity for using advanced spatially based tools for data base management and information interpretation.
The trainees were provided with basic information and knowledge about the application of geoinformatics in water resources management, planning of irrigation systems, and exploitation of GIS database in service of managing reservoirs, irrigation canals, pumping stations, culverts, and dams. Geoinformatics is also applied to managing river basins via monitoring water resources based on data collected remotely from satellites.
Geoinformatics knowledge in urban planning management is also shared in this training course. Activities include how to apply geoinformatics in urban management and planning, change in urban planning maps, and exploitation of space-based information to serve urban technical infrastructure management.
Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, cartography, geosciences and related branches of science and engineering.
(Compiled from information on the website: www.pcubt.org.vn)