As part of the course materials for our week long course, Modern Tools for NTD Control Programmes, we have developed a series of GIS practicals to build capacity in NTD mapping. We have chosen to run them with Quantum GIS, an open source mapping software which you can download free of charge. We have developed all practicals in both English and Spanish for versions 1.8 and 2.0 of Quantum GIS. The practicals are designed to be useful as stand alone resources, but please contact us if you have any questions or feedback.
The sample data are the same across both languages and software versions. The datasets used are for Kenya and consist of geographical data of administrative boundaries and epidemiological data for soil-transmitted helminths from a 2012 survey. The data is also available to download for practice purposes from the pages below.
Practicals for users of Quantum GIS 2.0
Practical 2: Managing data tables and creating spatial data sets
Practical 3: Analysing spatial data sets
Practical 4: Processing GIS data
Practical 5: Data management for mapping
Appendix 1: Quantum GIS main interface and glossary of terms
Appendix 2: Layer properties dialog
Practicals for users of older versions of Quantum GIS
Practicals in Spanish: All versions of Quantum GIS