Course Duration:  12 hours
Course Overview






2 hour

GIS for Emergency Response Video


Location Intelligence 

2 hours 


Geo-Spatial Analytics

2 hours 


Web and Mobile GIS

2 hours


Analyst Tools

2 hours


Case Study: 2011 Ibadan Flood 

2 hours


Final Project and Certification Exam 

  1. Target Audience:   The course is designed for anyone who requires an understanding of basic concepts of disaster recovery and project management in an integrated context.   The training is intended to introduce non experts to the use of GIS for Emergency Response.


  1. Overview:  After a disaster, as soon as the threat has passed, recovery and rebuilding should start within a community in a systematic approach. Emergency response concepts and GIS tools become useful in driving this disaster management phase. Each post disaster scenario is unique in the context of spatial-temporal constraints, challenges and opportunities hence the recovery initiative may be most effectively handled as a project.  Hence, this course will expose participants to concepts, tools, and methods for planning, designing, executing, evaluating and monitoring emergency activities designed for the restoration of communities and systems affected by natural hazards or disasters. Emphasis will be placed on the use of GIS in post disaster recovery.

  1. Mode of Training: Online classes 

To complete exercises, you need the following:

  • ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro

  • Global Positioning System GPS

  • Internet Connectivity

  1. Learning Objectives: 

The course seeks to enable learning about:

  1. the concepts, and theories of GIS tools applicable to Emergency response;

  2. Cross-disciplinary problem-solving techniques in Emergency response projects leverage; 

  3.  The use of location intelligence and Geographic Information Systems technology for planning, design and implementation of disaster recovery project system.

  4. Collaborations, Innovations, communication and knowledge-sharing in emergency management and response.

  1. Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the concepts, theories, and GIS tools in Emergency recovery; 

  2. Analyze cross-disciplinary problem-solving techniques in emergency recovery projects

  3. Develop basic emergency network system for emergency recovery; 

Design implementation framework for collaboration and knowledge transfer in Emergency recovery projects management.