Z_GIS Invited to Kazakh National University, Almaty
Dr. Shahnawazfrom the Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria was invited to the Faculty of Geography
and Environmental Sciences,
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) from December 2022 to January 2023.
This academic invitation was extended within the framework of international
cooperation program started in 2005 for strengthening the «Geospatial Environmental
Management» educational program
at KazNU. Prof. Gulnara Nyussupova, head of the ‘Department of Geography, Land
Management and Cadaster’ at
KazNUutilised this visit for organising
a department level workshop.
bachelor, master and doctoral level students from the department appreciated the
opportunity of participating in an intensive workshop covering various aspects
of academic writing as well as Geographical Information Science and Systems.
The workshop focused on processing and analyses of satellite generated
atmospheric and climatic datasets. The hands-on practical part was based on
ESRI ArcGIS software which provided extensive exposure to a range of methods and
tools for geospatial analyses. The participants learned to extract spatial and
temporal patterns of various atmospheric and climatic phenomena for assessing
the causes and effects of climate change. They also practiced geospatial
modelling for generating future scenarios and gave individual presentations of
the learning outcomes at the completion of the workshop.
participants appreciated this workshop as an excellent opportunity to gain new
knowledge, enhance practical experience and improve professional skills as well
as intensive work discussions with Dr. Shahnawaz.