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Open source Software Workshop at the Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, FUTA

pGNOSIS facilitated a free Workshop at the Department of GIS and Remote Sensing during their annual departmental Student week.

Nigeria education is generally ingesting GIS and remote sensing in departments and faculties where necessary. However, educational institutions continue to focus the training of future GIS and remote sensing professionals on proprietary and commercial tools, without giving them alternative toolset required to be rounded professional in this technological savvy world. Open source GIS is not only robust for education and training, but it is also becoming a household name within the commercial sector. GIS and remote sensing Professionals with core knowhow in both open source and proprietary GIS are more likely to be able to create a niche for themselves in this highly competitive market. Open source GIS provides a platform for students to learn and test out their abilities in tools development for specific needs, the source code of open source GIS tools are openly available for students and lecturers to adapt or enhance to create new set of tools that can be adapted to our market. pGNOSIS is prepared to provide necessary support to institutions that are ready to embrace the opportunities entrenched in open source GIS toolsets.

As part of our commitment to the Nigerian educational system, pGNOSIS facilitated an Open Source Workshop for students of the department of Remote sensing and GIS at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State.

The purpose of the workshop was to stir up the awareness of students to the capability of open source toolset.


The open source tools used for demonstration are;
1. QGIS 2.14.102. PostGIS
3. GeoServer
4. QField.
We believed the students of remote sensing and GIS in the federal university of technology Akure can now make use of open source tools for their everyday projects and are also able to build on the skill acquired to make meaningful Impacts in the Geospatial community both locally and globally.

It is our commitment to continue to support the students and lecturers on open source GIS, hence we welcome requests for trainings and lectures that will positively impact GIS academic community in Africa.


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