All our training programs have a set of core objectives:

  • Adopt an innovative model for GIS and technology capacity building that serves the needs of end users and sponsoring organizations.
  • Provide competency-based training that balances technology and data issues on the one hand and theories and concepts from the sciences underlying the technology on the other hand.
  • Develop the necessary resources and infrastructure required for effective delivery of training (i.e. training packages, assessment resources, qualified instructors, lab facilities, etc .).
  • Adopt mechanisms for ongoing enhancement and regular updates of offered courses, training materials, and instruction methods.
  • Create a framework/methodology for ongoing enhancement of geospatial training and education as technologies evolve.

Geospatial Courses Offered in Abu Dhabi (2016)

1. Quality Assurance & Quality Control for GIS Data


This course specializes in quality control and its importance in terms of geographic data, and describes the tools and methods that help to verify the accuracy and validity of the data in various forms and types, and also clarify the role of quality in every phase of the input, processing and output of geographic data

Duration Course Dates Registration Deadline Language Prerequisite
3 December 18-20, 2017 December 2, 2016 English/عربي Basic GIS/IT Experience

2. Data Integration and Consistency


Conversion from different databases to geographic databases, linking different databases, connectivity between different geographical spatial data, linking paper charts and photographs with geographic data, converting engineering plans in all its forms to the geographic layers

Duration Course Dates Registration Deadline Language Prerequisite
3 February 5-7, 2017 January 27, 2017 English/عربي Basic GIS/IT Experience

3. Managing Geospatial Projects


This course will illustrate best practices for geographic information systems and services, and how to build the founders of geographical information system, as well as access to the successful experiences in this area.

Duration Course Dates Registration Deadline Language Prerequisite
2 January 10-11, 2017 December 17, 2016 English Basic GIS/IT Experience

4. Building Business Case for your GIS Projects


  • Aligning spatial applications to key business drivers
  • Business process modelling using examples from actual spatial projects
  • Identifying the cost components, including the hidden elements
  • Techniques for the evaluation of practical benefits and for the measuring of intangible benefits
  • Development of Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) models
  • Presenting the Business case to Senior Executives
  • The concepts and language of business case development
  • How to match spatial applications with your organisation’s key business drivers
  • Modelling techniques to identify the business process changes which improve efficiency
  • Cost and benefit assessment, including measurement principles for “intangible” factors
  • Where to find case studies that provide Return on Investment evidence for comparable projects
  • Prioritising and evaluating of alternative options
  • Crafting the executive presentation

Duration Course Dates Registration Deadline Language Prerequisite
2 February 27-28, 2017 February 19, 2017 English Basic GIS/IT Experience

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  • In the event of a need of cancelation, you should inform GeoLinks of your request of cancelation of classes at least 3 WEEKS prior to commencement, otherwise full course fee is due and payable and you will be re-scheduled for the next available class of your choice.
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  • The cost of the training at all Training is inclusive of the following:
    • Official Training Course materials
    • Morning and afternoon tea and buffet lunch in 5 star hotel
    • Certificate of Completion