Trainers of GIZ FORCLIME, WWF and the District Planning Agency of Malinau  jointly conducted a Basic GIS training from 11th to 18th July for technical staff of the local government. The participants will use their newly acquired skills for surveys in the district and support to environmental monitoring. The training was led by Budi Susanto (GIZ-FORCLIME) and supported by Febriyanto Kolanus (WWF), Timo Beiermann (GIZ-FORCLIME) and Risman (Bappeda) . Participants got familiarized with the new ArcGIS 10 software and had the opportunity of learning new methods for fast and systematic data editing. The training also comprised GPS handling, georeferencing of analogue maps and creating layouts.

The training allowed participants from environmental agencies, the forestry, mining and plantation sectors skills teached included GPS handling, the whole infrastructure of Malinau City was subject of keen investigators.  Further georeferecing of analogue maps, generating and editing  and finally create a layout of some results. Plan is to proceed with further advanced trainings and expert meetings to subject of spatial data and thematic mapping,  e.g. for finding solution for reference problems caused by different standards of Ministries/ Surveyors which lead to conflicts in case of concession holders and protected forest areas or finalising update of rivernetwork which is critical also for customary land boundaries and is always getting a little bit lost in day-to-day business. I had the chance to discuss with Environmental Agency responsible about Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (Amdal) about spatial data for environmental modelling and information about customary land use after having a look in an  example.

For more information, please contact:
Timo Beiermann or Budi Susanto