Spatial Ventures has built strong GIS competence and lasting capacity mainly within government organisations based on effective training provision.
A first input reaches back to the years 2000 to 2003 with the Ghanaian Ministry of Agriculture in West Africa, supporting the agricultural district development, and participatory community development through a German Development project (DED/GTZ-GIZ). This assignment included field based data collection and aerial cartography for landuse based optimisation and mapping.
Other engagements were GIS tutoring at the University of Queensland (2005/06). Capacities of the Libyan General Environment Agency were provided in Remote Sensing in 2009. Long-term capacity development in GIS and Remote Sensing was provided to the Afghan Ministry of Rural Development as well as Agriculture (2009-2011). Cartography, geoprocessing, spatial data management and integration were main training areas for the government technical staff. Training manuals were designed for landcover mapping, and province profiling based on remotely sensed data and conducting supervised classifications with subsequent spatial analysis. Other trainings implemented and material developed included suitability analysis, hydrologic modelling, map validation as well as spatial data collection and management. The design of mobile field data surveys has been undertaken dealing with GPS recording, digital form entries and form submissions/uploads to database servers, enhancing data quality and further analysis.
Spatial Ventures is flexible in meeting individual requirements with sustainable results and understands how to best work within diverse cultural contexts and backgrounds.