Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this module, you will be able to;

  • describe the functional basis of a GIS
  • appreciate the potential uses of GIS in ICM
  • consider the benefits and shortcomings of using GIS for ICM
  • outline the key data quality issues involved in using GIS
  • develop a strategy to implement an effective GIS

In practical terms, by the end of this module, you should know enough about GIS to know what it is, how it can help you, potential problems to avoid, and how to go about setting up your own GIS. Before going further, it should be noted that all GIS vary in their design, operation and configuration. This module does not provide training to a particular type of GIS, instead it seeks to give an overview of the practicalities of using GIS for ICM.