October 13-17 | Casablanca, Morocco

About the GeoSUMR

GeoInformation for Sustainable Urban Management and Resilience (GeoSUMR) promotes the use of geospatial tools and information by decision-makers in second-tier cities in the developing world in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban infrastructure and service delivery through the use of an integrated approach to planning.

Workshops

GeoSUMR includes workshops for urban professionals and civil society to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experience on the use of geospatial tools and information.

Capacity Building

Capacity building through training of urban professionals and civil society in the use of geospatial tools, information collection, and the application of geoinformation to improve urban management.

Pilot Projects

Pilot projects linked to increasing urban sustainability.

Agenda at a Glance

Monday, Oct. 13

Learning Basics

  • 9:00-9:30
  • Introduction to the Workshop program
  • 9:30-11:00
  • Introduction to GPS and mobile GIS
  • PathFinder Office: Display, Edit collected data and export data to a GIS
  • 11:00-11:15
  • Coffee Break
  • 11:15-13:00
  • Introduction to GIS (ArcGIS Online Basics)
  • 13:00-14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00-15:00
  • Experiences of crowdsourcing in Morocco
  • 15:00-16:00
  • Geoinformation and Strategies for Sustainable Urban Management and Citizen Participation
  • 16:00-17:00
  • Panel discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Applying New Skills

  • 9:00-10:00
  • GIS Technology for 3D modeling in Urban planning
  • 10:00-10:15
  • Coffee Break
  • 10:15-12:00
  • Understanding Urban Systems Geography, Resource Flows & Geodesign
  • 12:00-13:00
  • Lunch
  • 13:15 -14:15
  • Trimble Equipment Setup
  • 14:15 -16:15
  • Practice of field data collection (Mini Bootcamp) on campus
  • 16:15 -17:15
  • Data transfer
  • 17:15-19:00
  • Optional hands-on practice

Wednesday, Oct. 15

A Deeper Understanding

  • 9:00-10:30
  • Presentation of EcoCitizen maps for Cairo and Casablanca. Interactive discussion of capacity building and use of these maps.
  • 10:30-10:45
  • Coffe Break
  • 10:45-12:30
  • The value of imagery
  • 12:30-13:30
  • Lunch
  • 13:30-17:00
  • Geospatial analysis for urban and territorial management

Thursday, Oct. 16

Best Practices and Current Activities

  • 10:00-10:15
  • Welcome coffee
  • 10:15-10:45
  • Keynote presentation
  • Signing ceremony (Lydec, OMDH)
  • 10:45-12:30
  • Introduction to GeoSUMR and Urban Open Data though Participatory Action Research (The EcoCitizen Map Project)
  • 12:30-13:30
  • Available applications for addressing urban issues (Water management,Transportation, Renewable energy, Disaster management)
  • 13:30-14:30
  • Lunch
  • 14:30-16:30
  • Applications of GPS/GIS to urban issues
  • 16:30-17:20
  • From cities to the national level and beyond (SIIEM and FALCON projects of the Eye on Disaster Management Special Initiative )

Friday, Oct. 17

Moving Forward Together

  • 10:00-10:15
  • Welcome Coffee
  • 10:15-11:00
  • Presentation about EoE Summit
  • 11:00-13:00
  • Presentation of Huda
  • 13:00-14:00
  • Lunch
  • 14:00-17:00
  • Social and urban knowledge exchange with urban experts and student presentations

GeoSUMR Partners

Hosted By