Welcome to the Training Portal of GIS
Welcome to the Training Portal of Geographic Information System (GIS), National Institute of Health Sciences, Sri Lanka. Health professionals need to map and visualize their existing or collected data for appropriate analysis, interpretation and decision making. Newer technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) permit geographical data capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying in much efficient and accurate manner. GPS allows to obtain the exact location (i.e. coordinates) while GIS is useful for observing longitudinal trends, identifying population at risk, planning and targeting interventions, linking data, forecasting epidemics, monitoring disease patterns and interventions over time, determining geographical distribution and variation of disease (prevalence and incidence) and overall management.
Message from Deputy Director General of Health Services
(Education, Training and Research)
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website dedicated to training on GIS. This webpage gives important educational materials on GIS training specially the application options in preventive health. I am sure WHO collaborating centre in Public Health Workforce Development at National Institute of Health Sciences will fulfil your educational needs in GIS through this website.
Message from Director National Institute of Health Sciences
This educational portal is dedicated to GIS training and assists the GIS training offered by the National Institute of Health sciences, Sri Lanka. The training is offered by the WHO Collaborating Centre in Public Health Workforce Development.
Message from Deputy Director (Training), National Institute of Health Sciences
Mapping is an important component of preventive health and it has been one of the first epidemiological techniques used from time immemorial. Newer techniques such GIS give the opportunity to use the mapping techniques with the advances of technology. I welcome you to use the the free educational materials offered by this web portal and join the training programs offered by WHO Collaborating Centre in Public Health Workforce Development at National Institute of Health Sciences.