Competency Development & Trainings

We engage individuals, companies, NGOs, and Governments to provide services that close competency gaps and enhance workforce productivity through our carefully designed set of short courses. Our courses can be customized to suite your peculiar needs.

Read More


We provide strategic consulting services for both professionals and corporate organizations. Our consultancies are strategically designed to provide tools, techniques and methodologies that can deliver on your core objectives and set goals.

Read More

Course Name: Practical Training on Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Wildlife and Conservancy Management

Special offer for group registration:
Number of participants Fees
2-5 $ 700
6 -10 $ 650
11-50 $ 500
> 50 $ 450
To register as a group, contact us through: E: or give us a call on T: +254707053111
Course Date Duration Location Fee: Registrations
Date: 02/10/2023 - 06/10/2023 5 Days Nairobi, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 06/11/2023 - 10/11/2023 5 Days Mombasa, Kenya $ 950 Click to register
Date: 04/12/2023 - 08/12/2023 5 Days Abuja, Nigeria $ 950 Click to register


5 Days

Our Contacts:

Email: info@

+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


Important quick links:
Customized training
How to apply
Group registration
Frequently asked questions
Sign up for our course newsletter!

Course Description

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in conservancy and wildlife management since the concerned resources is spatial in nature. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) involve collecting/capturing, storing, processing, manipulating, analyzing, managing, retrieving and displaying geo-referenced data. Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object. Wildlife management requires reliable and consistent information on the abundance and distribution of species as well as their habitats and threats. The application of remote sensing (RS) and geographic information system (GIS) in the wildlife management and conservation aids in data collection and analysis of wildlife abundance, their distribution as well as providing data suitable for conservation planning and management.


Learning outcomes

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Understand the concepts of wildlife management and conservation
  • Describe and utilize spatial data, GIS and remote sensing in conservancy and wildlife management.
  • Competently carry out data capture, input, manipulation and display by GIS
  • Work competently with GPS/GNSS systems
  • Understand the GIS database requirement and development for wildlife management and conservation
  • Apply the GIS and Remote Sensing techniques in wildlife management and conservation 
Who should enroll?
This course is ideal for professionals who require knowledge and skills on the use of GIS and RS in their organization in the field of conservancy and wildlife management. 

Why train with us

Vital Extra Learning guarantees our clients:
  • State-of-the-art facilities and training infrastructure
  • Extended tradition of hand-holding during post engagement
  • Service delivery through highly seasoned industry experts.
  • Value for money

Module 1: Introduction

Introduction to spatial data gathering and analysis 

  • Explanation of concepts
  • Exploration of interlinkages between GIS and other fields of study  
Introduction to GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing Principles
  • Principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Components of GIS Systems
  • GIS Capabilities and Functions
  • Spatial Data Infrastructure
  • Introduction to GPS and Global Navigation Satellite 
Data Acquisition in Wildlife and Conservancy Management: Using Mobile based GPS (ODK)
  • Principles and concepts of GPS
  • Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
  • Getting started
  • Survey Authoring
  • GIS Mapping ODK collected data
  • Online web mapping with Google maps
  • Exporting to GIS /RS environment for further analysis
  • Hosting the data online 

Module 2: Data Acquisition and Database Design and Development

Data Acquisition: Extraction of feature from other sources
  • Extracting data from Satellite images,
  • Extracting data from online GIS data sources
  • Importing data to GIS
  • Obtaining Data from topographic sheets
  • Downloading Data from open street maps 

Database Design and development 

  • Working with spreadsheets data in GIS
  • Conceptual and logical database design
  • Building and coding the attributes
  • Digitizing and scanning of maps
  • Relating spatial and attribute data 

Module 3: Editing and management of GIS and Integrating Imagery and Remote Sensing into GIS

Editing and Management of GIS Data
  • Adding feature to GIS data
  • Reducing GIS data
  • cutting points of interest in image datasets
  • Transforming GIS data 
Integrating Imagery and Remote Sensing into GIS Data
  • Radiometric and atmospheric correction
  • Temporal normalization
  • Geo-coding and geo-referencing
  • Transformation
  • Signature development
  • Supervised Classification
  • Unsupervised Classification
  • Change detection
  • Accuracy assessment 
Geo-Spatial Analysis
  • Geo-processing
  • Creating views and themes
  • Working with themes
  • Working with attribute tables
  • Spatial query and analysis
  • Working with charts
  • Creating a map layout
  • Digital Cartography and Visualization 
Module 4: Cartographic visualization and mapping
  • Components of a map
  • Map design
  • Symbol design
  • Name design and placement
  • Concept of scale
  • Map projections
  • Data pre-processing techniques
  • Thematic mapping;
  • Digital mapping 
Visualization and mapping
  • Mapping wildlife abundance and distribution
  • Mapping wildlife resource requirements
  • Mapping and modeling habitat suitability for Wildlife
  • Habitats and habitat maps
  • Mapping suitability for wildlife
  • Accuracy of suitability maps
  • Modeling species-environment relationships
  • Transferability of species
  • Innovative mapping of wildlife and its physical Environment 
Module 5: Analysis and Monitoring using GIS and remote sensing
  • Design and management of protected areas
  • Land cover/use mapping
  • Tropical forest and coastal monitoring
  • Vegetation mapping
  • Land and Marine Species tracking
  • Conservation planning
  • Biodiversity assessment and mapping
  • Natural resource management
  • Ecosystem analysis
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Habitat description
  • Coastal zone management



This training can be customized for your institution or delivered at your preferred location upon request. For training customization, contact us through
Email: info@
+234 (0) 8038 066705,
+234 (0) 9039055940
+254 707 053 111


_ Rwanda _

Register for a short course in Rwanda and seize a great moment where you will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial. In addition, we will take you on a day-out to Lake Kivu where you can swim and have a boat ride. All this for free!

We DEVELOP AND DELIVER SOLUTIONS that satisfy our clients