SoC System Training

Pacific State of the Coast System Training [October 13]

The Pacific R2R State of the Coast System and Database Training, targeting project coordinators and managers across 14 participating countries in the region. From creating spatial data and metadata, styling layers to visualization and map creation.

The online-based training was hosted and delivered by Pacific Community's (SPC) Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division. Training was led by Sachin Singh and Carrol Chan from SPC's Geoinformatics Unit.

The overall aim of this training is to increase the understanding and awareness of the benefits of sharing data and geospatial information through open source web-based systems, such as GeoNode. GeoNode is an Open source web-based application and platform for developing geospatial information systems (GIS) and deploying spatial data infrastructures (SDI). It is designed to be extended and modified and can be integrated into existing platforms. Broken into usability components, GeoNode is a Web Application used to:

• Upload, manage, and share geospatial data
• Create and share interactive maps
• Collaborate and interact with other users

Participants were briefed on how to use GeoNode more effectively.

At the end of the training modules, it is expected that the participant will be able to:
• Understand basic concepts of using an open source web-based system for sharing geospatial information.
• Upload and manage their own project data in a centralised repository.
• Produce comprehensive and illustrative maps by using existing data layers or by creating new data layers.

The manual reference information from SPC’s PCRAFI User Training Manual, the official GeoNode documentation online– all merged and adapted for the R2R Regional Projects State of the Coast Spatial System.