Unit 2 Facilitator Guide

Beginning QGIS-InaSAFE Trainer’s Toolkit - (A Guide for Facilitators)

BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA

2013

About Toolkit

The Beginning QGIS- InaSAFE Toolkit is designed to prepare trainers to deliver training for new QGIS users. The materials included will prepare trainers to conduct trainings with a variety of audiences and to cover common problems and pitfalls, and also provide trainers with the best methodologies.

When organising a QGIS-InaSAFE training, numerous factors must be considered, including the length of time you have to train, available resources, number of trainees and their technical skills. This toolkit will help trainers prepare trainings for different types of participants, but it will primarily focus on educating those with little or no experience with GPS, map-making and computers.

The purpose of this toolkit is to prepare the trainer to successfully train workshop participants in using QGIS and analysing hazard and exposure data with InaSAFE.

Purpose of Workshop

This workshop is intended to achieve the following standard and basic competencies:

Standard Competency

Managing Spatial Data using QGIS and Analysing Disaster Impact Scenarios with InaSAFE

Basic Competencies

  1. Use GIS to develop scenarios for contingency planning
  2. Understand the benefit of QGIS and InaSAFE for developing realistic scenarios for contingency planning
  3. Install QGIS and understand QGIS user interface
  4. Use QGIS plugins
  5. Understand projection systems and transformation in QGIS
  6. Use and understand vector data
  7. Categorise and create labels from vector data
  8. Use and understand raster data
  9. Create and edit new vector layers
  10. Analyse vector data to solve problems
  11. Create maps with the Map Composer
  12. Use InaSAFE
  13. Understand how to get support for QGIS and InaSAFE in Indonesia

Workshop Materials

  1. GIS for Developing Contingency Plan
  2. QGIS and InaSAFE in Contingency Planning
  3. The Basics of QGIS
  4. QGIS Plugins
  5. Map Projection Basics
  6. Working with Vector Data
  7. Labels and Classification
  8. Working with Raster Data
  9. Creating Vector Layers
  10. Vector Analysis for Problem Solving
  11. Using Map Composer
  12. Understanding InaSAFE
  13. Getting Support

Workshop Strategies

  1. Methods emphasised in this workshop are participatory teaching and active participation in all sections and activities, rather than lecture method.
  2. Participant oriented. Participants are encouraged to find and gain knowledge and skills by themselves.
  3. Trainers serve as facilitators. Trainers facilitate to help ideas in the workshop emerge from the participants, not only from trainers. However, trainers must be ready to provide necessary information when the participants need any assistance.
  4. Outcome oriented. Workshop must produce the outcomes mentioned previously.

Tools

  1. Copy of Data Analysis using QGIS and InaSAFE Beginner Level for participants
  2. A workshop space with tables and seats
  3. Computers (one computer may be used by two participants, but it is better if one computer is used by one participant)
  4. A Projector (to present slide and demonstrate technical instructions and software)
  5. USB Flash drive(s) to transfer files and software
  6. Good internet connection
  7. Snacks and coffee for breaks

Schedule

Below is an outline of a schedule for a five day workshop that has been tested with several groups in Indonesia. You may choose to adapt and change this workshop schedule to meet your needs.

Day I:

Time Materials Activities
09.00 - 10.00 Opening and building learning contract Plenary
10.00 - 10.15 Break 1  
10.15 - 11.00
  1. GIS for Developing Contingency Plan
FGD and Plenary
11.00 - 11.45
  1. QGIS and InaSAFE in Contingency Planning
FGD and Plenary
11.45 - 12.45 Lunch break  
12.45 - 15.00
  1. The Basics of QGIS
FGD and Plenary
15.00 - 15.15 Break 2  
15.15 - 16.00
  1. The Basics of QGIS
FGD and Plenary
16.00 - 17.00
  1. QGIS Plugins
FGD and Plenary

Day II:

Time Materials Activities
09.00 - 10.00
  1. QGIS Plugins
Plenary
10.00 - 10.15 Break 1  
10.15 - 11.45
  1. Map Projection Basics
FGD and Plenary
11.45 - 12.45 Lunch break  
12.45 - 15.00
  1. Working with Vector Data
FGD and Plenary
15.00 - 15.15 Break 2  
15.15 - 17.30
  1. Labels and Classification
FGD and Plenary

Day III:

Time Materials Activities
09.00 - 10.00
  1. Working with Raster Data
Plenary
10.00 - 10.15 Break 1  
10.15 - 11.30
  1. Working with Raster Data
FGD and Plenary
11.30 - 12.00
  1. Creating Vector Layers
FGD and Plenary
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break  
13.00 - 14.30
  1. Creating Vector Layers
FGD and Plenary
14.30 - 15.00
  1. Vector Analysis for Problem Solving
FGD and Plenary
15.00 - 15.15 Break 2  
15.15 - 17.15
  1. Vector Analysis for Problem Solving
FGD and Plenary

Day IV:

Time Materials Activities
09.00 - 10.00
  1. Vector Analysis for Problem Solving
Plenary
10.00 - 10.15 Break 1  
10.15 - 12.15
  1. Using Map Composer
FGD and Plenary
12.15 - 13.15 Lunch break  
13.15 - 15.15
  1. Using Map Composer
FGD and Plenary
15.15 - 15.30 Break 2  
15.30 - 16.00
  1. Using Map Composer
FGD and Plenary
16.00 - 17.15
  1. Understanding InaSAFE
FGD and Plenary

Day V:

Time Materials Activities
09.00 - 10.00
  1. Understanding InaSAFE
Plenary
10.00 - 10.15 Break 1  
10.15 - 12.00
  1. Understanding InaSAFE
FGD and Plenary
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break  
13.00 - 14.00
  1. Understanding InaSAFE
FGD and Plenary
14.00 - 15.00
  1. Getting Support
FGD and Plenary
15.00 - 15.15 Break 2  
15.15 - 17.00 Workshop Evaluation and Closing FGD and Plenary

Workshop Plan

Session 1

GIS for Developing Contingency Plan

Time : 45 minutes

Basic Competency

Use GIS to develop scenarios for contingency planning

Indicator
  1. Distinguish between data and information
  2. Understand the concept of GIS
Outcomes
  1. Questions and comments about GIS and problem solving
Core Material

GIS for Developing Contingency Plan

  1. The difference between data and information
  2. Terminology of Geographic Information System (GIS)
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 10’

  1. Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.
  2. Give some questions about the OpenStreetMap beginner workshop to participants. Ask participants to answer the questions in turns and other participants to give input or corrections from the answer given, so a discussion will develop.
  3. Bridge the OpenStreetMap beginner workshop that has been given before with QGIS/InaSAFE beginner workshop. Explain that OpenStreetMap is a resource for spatial data which is free and open source and we can analyse it using GIS software
Lecture Slide PP

GIS for Developing Contingency Plan 30’

Explain:

  • The differences between data and information
  • Basic concept of GIS, GIS terminology and functions in GIS, along with examples of the software
  • Benefit of GIS to in contingency planning
  • Importance of having accurate data to develop contingency planning
Lecture

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 1

Closing 5’

Ask participants to give reflections on this first session.

Q & A  

Session 2

QGIS and InaSAFE in Contingency Planning

Time : 45 minutes

Basic Competency

Understand the benefit of QGIS and InaSAFE for developing realistic scenario for contingency planning

Indicators
  1. Understand the role of GIS for preparing contingency planning
  2. Understand the importance of data
  3. Understand the benefits of QGIS/InaSAFE in the development of scenarios for contingency planning
Outcomes
  1. QGIS and InaSAFE are used to support development of contingency planning
Core Material

QGIS and InaSAFE in Contingency Planning

  1. GIS for Preparing contingency Planning
  2. The Importance of Data
  3. QGIS and InaSAFE
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture  

Understanding contingency planning 15’

Before going into GIS to support contingency planning, it is better to ask participants about their understanding of contingency planning. Provide some review based on contingency planning terminology from BNPB.

Q & A

Lecture

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 2

Using QGIS/InaSAFE software to support development of contingency planning 20’

Explain:

  • Terminology of QGIS and InaSAFE
  • Why QGIS and InaSAFE is important for developing contingency planning
  • The benefit of using QGIS rather than other GIS software
  • Mapping disaster impact using InaSAFE

Lecture

Q & A

Projector

Slide PP

Module 2

Closing 5’

Ask participants to give reflections on this session.

Q & A  

Session 3

The Basics of QGIS

Time : 180 minutes

Basic Competency

Install QGIS and understand QGIS user interface

Indicators
  1. Download QGIS
  2. Install QGIS
  3. Open a previously created QGIS project
  4. Understand the layers panel
  5. Access basic tools through the toolbar
  6. Clean up the toolbar
  7. Show a map in the map window
  8. Get information on an active map through the status bar
Outcomes
  1. QGIS is successfully installed in each participant’s computer/laptop
  2. Participants understand basic QGIS navigation and layout
Core Material

The Basics of QGIS

  1. Getting QGIS
  2. Installing QGIS
  3. QGIS user interface layout
  4. Adding vector layer
  5. QGIS basic tool
  6. Panning maps
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Practice 170’

  1. Ask participants to install QGIS which has been downloaded before workshop on a flash drive. If internet connection is reliable they can download it directly from http://download.qgis.org.
  2. Make sure every participant installs QGIS. Guide them through the installation.
  3. After each participant installs QGIS successfully, explain the QGIS user interface such as the toolbar menu, layers panel, map window and status bar.
  4. Guide each participant to add a shapefile (already prepared) into QGIS and explain the status bar under the user interface layout.
Practice

QGIS Installation file

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 3

Closing 5’

Ask participants to give reflections on this session.

Q & A  
Common Problems

In this session, it is possible that QGIS will not install on some computers/laptops. One common problem is that a problem with sqlite shows up when QGIS opened. You can solve this problem by copying sqlite file from another computer/laptop that has QGIS successfully running.

Session 4

QGIS Plugins

Time : 105 minutes

Basic Competency

Use QGIS plugins

Indicators
  1. Understand the concept of plugins
  2. Install QGIS plugins
  3. Add satellite imagery via OpenLayers
Outcomes
  1. Participants can add QGIS plugins based on their needs
  2. Participants install and use the OpenLayers plugin
Core Material

QGIS Plugins

  1. Plugin setup
  2. Installing plugin
  3. OpenLayers plugin
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Demo and Practice 80’

  1. Explains the idea behind plugins. Show some examples of plugins. Explain how plugins work in QGIS.
  2. Show how to install a QGIS plugin, explain the QGIS plugin menu and make sure every participant practices it.
  3. Ask the participants to download the OpenLayers Plugin. After installing, ask participants to use the plugin. One thing to remind participants is to not use Google imagery with OpenStreetMap because the license is commercial.

Lecture

Demo

Practice

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 4

Closing 5’

Ask participants to give reflections on this session.

Q & A  
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What should we do if the plugin installation fails?

This can be caused by a poor internet connection. An internet connection is needed during plugin installation, especially if the plugin file is big like InaSAFE. If this is a major problem, it can be addressed by preparing the plugin file on a flash drive. Then copy the plugin to C:UsersComputer.qgispythonplugins.

What if the Fetch Python Plugin menu is not available?

Open the settings from the fetch python plugin options menu. Tick the box next to check for updates on startup which should add a list of new plugins automatically.

Session 5

Map Projection Basics

Time : 90 minutes

Basic Competency

Understand projection systems and transformation in QGIS

Indicators
  1. Understand Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS)
  2. Identify the CRS of a vector dataset
  3. Do ‘on the fly’ reprojection
  4. Save dataset with a different CRS
  5. Create a custom projection
Outcomes
  1. Participants can change and create different projection systems
Core Material

Map Projection Basics

  1. Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS)
  2. “On the fly” reprojection
  3. Dataset with different CRS
  4. Defining a custom projection
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Lecture and Discussion 15’

Explain projection systems and the difference between the use of UTM and WGS 84 in Indonesia. If the participants are not familiar with projection systems, you should slowly explain and give examples of its use in the real world.

Lecture

Discussion

Slide PP

Module 5

Demo and Practice 35’

  1. Explain how to change the CRS of a map and activate the “On the fly” reprojection
  2. Explain how to save vector data into another projection system.
  3. Challenge the participants to make a projection system in QGIS, and ask them to explain why they chose that projection system.

Lecture

Demo

Practice

Q & A

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 5

Demonstration and Practice 35’

Explain how to make a custom projection system. Participants should follow along.

Demo

Practice

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 5

Session 6

Working with Vector Data

Time : 135 minutes

Basic Competency

Use and understand vector data

Indicators
  1. Understand vector data
  2. Identify attributes of vector data
  3. Add vector layers
  4. Symbolise vector layers
Outcomes
  1. Understand how vector data works
  2. Add and symbolise vector layers
Core Material

Working with Vector Data

  1. Vector data
  2. Data attribute
  3. Add vector data
  4. Symbology
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture

Projector Computer

Participant

Vector Data 75’

  1. Explain what is vector data and examples of file formats. After explaining the theory of vector data, open sample file containing vector data in QGIS and show data points, lines and polygons.
  2. Demonstrate how to open vector data in QGIS. Guide the participants to open a sample file that contains vector data on each computer.
  3. Demonstrate how we can identify the attributes in the vector data and then let participants explore the contents of data attribute vector points, lines and polygon for approximately 5-10 minutes.
  4. Explain how vector data works in QGIS. Show how to change the symbols into symbols or shapes we want.
  5. Show that the appearance of symbols may differ at different magnification levels. Explain that it is important because we do not want to see messy map symbols when too many objects appear, especially if we have a map with a small scale.

Lecture

Demo

Practice

Projector

Participant’s Computer

File containing vector data

Module 6

Test 40’

Allow about 30 minutes for the participants so that they can practice independently in setting symbology of vector data. Ask participants to evaluate their partners’ work.

Practice  

Closing 5’

Ask participants to give reflections on this session.

Q & A  
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

When adding vector data, why doesn’t my vector data show up in the Open dialog?

Sometimes participants find it difficult to distinguish between the buttons to open vector data and raster data (because they are next to one another). Make sure participants click the correct button.

When adding vector data, why is there some data that does not appear on the QGIS display?

Check the order of the data layers in the Layers panel. Polygons should be at the bottom, followed by the lines, then the points at the top. Often one layer may overlap another layer.

Sometimes when using the Identify tool, the attribute window does not appear when we click on an object. Why?

Check that the vector data layer is selected in the Layers panel before clicking on objects to identify.

Session 7

Labels and Classification

Time : 135 minutes

Basic Competency

Categorise and create labels from vector data

Indicators
  1. Explore attribute data of an object attributes and understand the uses of different types of data
  2. Add labels to vector layers
  3. Symbolise vector data using categories
Outcomes
  1. Add labels to vector features
  2. Symbolise data using categories
Core Material

Labels and Classification

  1. Data attributes
  2. Tool label
  3. Classification
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Demo and Practice 100’

  1. Demonstrate how to add labels to vector layers. Participants should follow along.
  2. Demonstrate how to symbolise features by categorising them.

Demo

Demo

Practice

Projector

Participant’s Computer

File containing vector data

Module 7

Closing 30’

Give a conclusion of this session. Ask participants to ask questions about the material provided, so that the discussion can go well.

Discussion

Participant’s Computer

Projector Microphone Module 7

Session 8

Working with Raster Data

Time : 135 minutes

Basic Competency

Use and understand raster data

Indicators
  1. Create raster data
  2. Change raster symbology
  3. Perform terrain analysis
Outcomes
  1. Understand how to change raster symbology
  2. Perform terrain analysis
Core Material

Working with Raster Data

  1. How to load raster data
  2. Tool label
  3. Classification
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Demo and Practice 100’

  1. Use the raster example file that is given to participants. Reiterate what is the difference between raster data and vector data.
  2. Show how to open and identify raster data in QGIS. Remember when showing raster and vector data at the same time the vector layers should be above the raster data to be visible.
  3. Change the raster symbology to make it more easily understood. Make the symbology as in the module text. If you want to change the symbology of raster data it will be better if the raster data has been given symbology before.
  4. Do terrain analysis and create a hillshade.
  5. Explain each step, especially if the participants have never worked with raster data. Ask the participants to pay attention and practice by themself.

Demo

Practice

Projector

Participant’s Computer

File containing vector data

Module 8

Closing 30’

Give a conclusion of the session working with raster data. Discuss the outcomes with participants.

Discussion  
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How do we get raster data?

Raster data can be obtained from a variety of sources. SRTM can be downloaded at http://dwtkns.com/srtm/. Raster data associated with earthquakes can be obtained from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/shakemap/list.php.

Session 9

Creating Vector Layers

Time : 180 minutes

Basic Competency

Create and edit new vector layers

Indicators
  1. Add a raster layer for digitising
  2. Create new vector features (polygon, lines and points)
  3. Digitise new vector layers by tracing a raster layer, considering topology
  4. Georeference an image
Outcomes
  1. Add raster layers
  2. Trace raster layers
  3. Georeference an image
Core Material

Creating Vector Layers

  1. Adding raster layer
  2. Creating new vector feature
  3. Digitising new vector layer
  4. Georeference
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Creating New Vector Data Practice 80’

  1. Explain that QGIS can also be used to digitise data. However, explain that the weakness of digitising through QGIS is that data is more difficult to share, unlike OSM.
  2. Explain also that things that can not be digitised in OSM can be digitised in QGIS, such as flood- prone areas or KRB areas. Vector data like this will be used for analysis in InaSAFE.
  3. Show how to digitise and the differences between digitising in QGIS and JOSM. Use the raster GeoTIFF file that has previously been given to the participants to do the digitisation process with QGIS.
  4. After that, participants may be asked whether they can digitise a map with image formats such as JPEG or PNG, for example in disaster prone areas map from BNPB. If no one asks, explain that if participants want to digitise from JPEG or PNG maps, the map coordinates should be determined first through the georeferencing process.

Lecture

Practice

Projector

Participant’s Computer

Module 9

Georeference Practice 80’

Give an example of a JPEG formatted map to participants and guide them to do georeferencing.

It is important to note that before digitising over another map, make sure the participants know the data source and the map licence! Do not let the participants digitise from commercial maps without permission in the future!

Lecture

Practice

Projector

Participant’s Computer

JPEG formatted maps

Module 9

Closing 15’

Guide the participants to reflect on what they have learned in this session and hold a Q & A session / discussions before the giving the final conclusion for this session.

Lecture

Discussion

Q & A

Projector

Session 10

Vector Analysis for Problem Solving

Time : 210 minutes

Basic Competency

Analyse vector data to solve problems

Indicators
  1. Understand the GIS process
  2. Identify addressable problems
  3. Understand data needs
  4. Start a QGIS project
  5. Analyse problems
  6. Identify hazard zones
  7. Look for important roads
  8. Look for medical facilities
  9. Buffer roads
  10. Buffer medical facilities
  11. Analyse overlapped areas
  12. Choose features by landuse type
Outcomes
  1. Conduct GIS analysis of a spatial problem
Core Material

Vector Analysis for Problem Solving

  1. GIS Processes
  2. Problems
  3. Data
  4. Starting a project
  5. Analysing problems: farms and moors
  6. Hazard zone
  7. Searching for important roads
  8. Searching for health facilities
  9. Road Buffer
  10. Health Facilities Buffer
  11. Overlapped area
  12. Choosing farms and moors
  13. Choosing land area with right size
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Review 10’

In this session you will do a review regarding the materials from the previous day. You can ask a few questions to the participants about some subjects or you can also ask the participants about which subjects that were not clear yet for them.

Lecture

Q & A

Previous materials

Demonstration and Practice 150’

  1. This session should start with reviewing some types of GIS analysis that are provided in QGIS. Ask the participants to finish one analysis, for example buffer analysis, or any other analysis.
  2. The session continues with a simulation of a natural hazard happening in an area where they need IDP camps, areas affected, and the requirements to find a safe place.
  3. Explain that to solve the problems, they can use vector analysis in QGIS. The first thing to do is to practise how to determine the evacuation site, main roads, and hospital location. To determine them you can use the query builder feature in module 10. After that you can determine the distance from schools to roads and the range of hospitals with road buffer to determine the right location for IDP camp.

Demonstration

Practice

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 10

Vector Analysis Practice 25’

  1. This session is almost the same as the previous session. In this session you’ll explain more about vector analysis.
  2. Ask the participants to practice along with you. If any participants have already determined the evacuation sites, you can ask them to do another analysis such as practising how to determine which location is suitable for farming, etc.

Practice

Module 10

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Closing 20’

Q & A and discussion

Discussion  
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Why does my buffer result look bigger than the one shown in the example?

This happens because of the projection. It just looks different because of the projection, but it is the same size in reality.

Why doesn’t the query builder result show up?

This is usually because of incorrect input into the query builder. Watch carefully what you input into the query builder.

Session 11

Using Map Composer

Time : 4 hours 30 minutes

Basic Competency

Create maps with the Map Composer

Indicators
  1. Arrange map layout
  2. Add a new map
  3. Add title to a map
  4. Add graphic and numeric scales
  5. Add grid to a map
  6. Add an inset
  7. Customise the content of the legend
  8. Export a map to different formats (pdf, jpeg, svg)
Outcomes
  1. Maps that are well laid out and ready to print.
Core Material

Using Map Composer

  1. Map Composer
  2. Adding new maps
  3. Adding a title to the map
  4. Adding scale
  5. Adding grids
  6. Adding inset
  7. Adding legend
  8. Printing the map
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Making a Map Layout 250’

  1. In this session you will be explain how to make maps that are ready to be printed using QGIS. First, you need to explain that it is important to change the projection system into mercator projection system (Universal Transverse Mercator/UTM) and ask participants to change all of the data projections into the same projection system.
  2. Ask what are the basic elements that should be put into a map and show some examples of good maps and bad maps. You should emphasise the basic elements of maps to the participants.
  3. Explain the interface of the Map Composer in QGIS. Explain the functions of the toolbars and then practice inputting the data into the composer page, and adjust the scale so all of the data that needs to be shown can be seen. Then add a map title.
  4. Add the compass rose and scale bar into the map. Explain that there are two types of scale, numerical and graphical. The numeric scale uses numbers to symbolise real distances. The graphical scale uses a scale bar to compare distance.
  5. The next elements that need to be added to the map are a legend, inset and grid. Explain why those elements are important. The legend needs to be shown because it help the map user understand the symbols contained in the map. Inset needs to be shown to show the location of the map from the smaller scale (for example 1:500.000 or 1:5000.000). A grid makes it easier for us to determine the location through coordinates.
  6. After finishing the map, tell participants to save the print composer and about the formats that they can use in the print composer, such as .pdf, .jpeg and .svg, using the export feature.

Demonstration

Practice

Powerpoint presentation

Projector

Module 11

Closing 20’

Q & A and discussion

Discussion  
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

I put the correct numbers in the x and y intervals in the grid dialog, but why does the grid not show up?

This can occur because the map may still be using geographic projection (WGS 84), which is in decimal degrees. To make the x and y intervals, it is better to use the mercator projection system so that they intervals are in metres.

Session 12

Understanding InaSAFE

Time : 4 hours 30 minutes

Basic Competency

Use InaSAFE

Indicators
  1. Understand the concept of hazard, exposure and impact data
  2. Understand how to determine impact
  3. Understand the InaSAFE interface
  4. Add hazard data
  5. Add unprocessed exposure data (vector and raster)
  6. Use the keywords editor
  7. Analyse impact
  8. Improve InaSAFE output map
  9. Save and print scenario results
Outcomes
  1. Understand InaSAFE and what it does
  2. Assemble an InaSAFE scenario
  3. Save and print scenario results
Core Material

Understanding InaSAFE

  1. Hazard, Exposure, Impact
  2. InaSAFE interface
  3. Adding hazard data
  4. Adding exposure data
  5. Adding keyword in metadata
  6. Impact analysis
  7. Improving InaSAFE maps output
  8. Using print button
  9. Saving your work
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 5’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Lecture, Q & A 30’

Ask the participants what is hazard, exposure and impact. Discuss and explain each in more detail. Give examples for each definition and explain how to get the relevant data.

Lecture

Q & A

Slide PP

Module 12

Demonstration 30’

Explain the InaSAFE interface. Explain the following:

  • Activating InaSAFE plugin toolbar
  • How to change InaSAFE panel position in QGIS interface
  • The question format in the InaSAFE panel The panels should be explained by the facilitators so that a question can be formed: In the event of [hazard] how many [exposure] might [impact] ?
  • Explain the options in the InaSAFE plugin toolbar.
Demonstration

Slide PP

Module 12

Demonstration and Practice 45’

Explain how to add hazard and exposure data so that it can later be analysed in InaSAFE. Ask the participants to put hazard and exposure layer into QGIS. After that, ask the participants to open the attribute table for each hazard or exposure layer and check if the data has the right columns for InaSAFE analysis. If not, add the necessary columns.

Demonstration

Practice

Slide PP

Module 12

Participants’ computers

Demonstration and Practice 60’

Explain how to use the keyword editor in InaSAFE so that data can be read and then ask the participants to follow along with what has been done. Use the Advanced Editor to add the source of the data.

Demonstration

Practice

Slide PP

Module 12

Participants’ computers

Demonstration, Lecture, and Practice 60’

Ask participants to run an analysis using InaSAFE. Describe the analysis results to participants, especially about how many objects or buildings are impacted.

Demonstration

Lecture

Practice

Slide PP

Module 12

Participants’ computers

Demonstration and Practice 30’

  1. Ask participants to improve their InaSAFE analysis to be more informative by:
    1. Activating OpenLayers plugin with Bing Sat as the background
    2. Symbolising and labeling the data
  2. Ask participants to print their InaSAFE results and explain the output from it. Output consists of two files, the map and the details of the analysis.
  3. Lastly, demonstrate how to save results, having the participants follow along.

Demonstration

Practice

Slide PP

Module 12

Participants’ computers

Closing 10’

Q & A and discussion

Discussion  

Session 13

Getting Support

Time : 60 minutes

Basic Competency

Understand how to get support for QGIS and InaSAFE in Indonesia

Indicators
  1. Use social media to connect with InaSAFE community
  2. Access QGIS tutorial website
Outcomes
  1. Participants join the Forum Pengguna QGIS and InaSAFE
  2. Find the QGIS tutorial website
Core Material

Getting Support

  1. Facebook
  2. QGIS tutorials
Activities
Activities Methods Tools

Introduction 10’

Explain the importance of the session, objectives, outcomes and activities of the session.

Lecture Slide PP

Demonstration and Practice 40’

  1. Show how participants can seek and get help remotely by using social media in the internet. Invite all of the participants into a QGIS and InaSAFE forum or group in Facebook. (Forum Pengguna QGIS dan InaSAFE)
  2. Show them some websites that can be useful for learning QGIS (http://manual.linfiniti.com) and InaSAFE (http://inasafe.org)

Demonstration

Practice

Slide PP

Module 13

Closing 10’

Give a conclusion of the whole training.

Lecture

Q & A