GIS Tools Training

Enschede, Netherlands 16 to 27 April 2012

Geographic Information System (GIS) tools can help to identify potential environmental risks, impacts and opportunities associated with economic development plans. CEP has been mainstreaming the use GIS tools in the subregion, including through targeted training programs.

In April 2012, ten GMS government officials working on land use planning attended a 2-week training course in Enschede, Netherlands on how to add value to strategic environmental assessment through the use of GIS tools. The training started with an introduction to the GMS development context, including the Economic Cooperation Program and CEP. Following this was a review of SEA process and best practice, and a discussion of different global and regional SEA examples.

Technical training was then delivered on land demand and biodiversity pressure models and how to communicate results to planners and decision makers. Participants also went on an observation field trip, where the Provincial Department of Overijssel introduced their project, “SEA Spatial Vision Overijssel.” This was followed by a discussion on GMS country needs and initial identification of potential pilot applications under CEP.

 



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Workshop: GMS Land-Use Change Modeling Network

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Event

This workshop brought together members of the GMS land-use change modeling network to share project results and develop proposals for future work.

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Building Capacity for Land Use Change Modeling (2014–2017)

9th May 2014
Activity

Land use is constantly changing in the GMS. At the same time, land use planning processes are often poorly informed, risking decisions whose social and environmental implications might outweigh the intended benefits.

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