GIS Developer — Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Somalia
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Somalia
- My thesis focuses on combining Web-GIS, Remote Sensing techniques and machine learning algorithms. More details will be shared on a later date
- Recipient of University of Nairobi Scholarship
- Gave back to the University by teaching R programming to third year Undergraduate Students
- Thesis title: Towards Performance Improving Techniques of Web GIS: An Empirical Case Study of An NSDI Prototype Portal
- Second Class Upper Honors
- Project Title: Developing A Web Based GIS Application For Residential Real Estate Transactions. Case Study: Nairobi County
- Grade: A minus (A -)
Support the interpretation of very high-resolution satellite images for detection for charcoal production sites in Somalia.
Contribute to the development of a SWALIM Geospatial online web portal that is running on Geonode.
Carry out remote sensing data interpretation tasks, including supervised image classification, onscreen digitization, extraction of features and generation of tabular information to support SWALIM and other FAO Somalia sectors.
Contribute to the quality checking of spatial datasets produced in water and land theme activities in relation to topology, attribute completeness, field definitions, metadata, projections and related maps and layout production.
Assist in producing scripts for image processing and analysis through Google Earth Engine and other web based geospatial platforms.
Develop training material and assist in organizing and undertaking GIS and Remote Sensing capacity building.
Assisted in publishing and maintaining layers in GeoServer.
Managed all the data sets in PostGIS.
Created triggers in PostGIS to automatically back up data.
Monitored the database by proactively resolving database issues and maintaining it.
Set up and controlled user profiles and access levels for each database segment to protect important data.
Performed quality checks on the data produced by my colleagues.
I was mainly involved in the creation of Enumeration Area (EA) maps in preparation for the 2019 census.
Performing crop suitability analysis using QGIS and R
Creating Digital Soil Maps (DSM) using R
Creating a web mapping manual to assist colleagues understand the basic concepts of web mapping
This was a Collaborative Crop Research Program on Small holder farmers in Trans Nzoia County in conjunction with African Maths Initiative.
Collect farm data from farmers using ODK.
In charge of the project’s GIS components.
Train research team members on open source GIS software.
Provide oversight and guidance to ensure creation of high-quality maps for each of the surveyed communities.
It was such an honor to be awarded a University of Nairobi Scholarship to pursue my masters education.
Collaborated with a group of students during my undergraduate studies to build a web application for reporting crime in Nairobi County. We were awarded for this noble idea. The source code is available on my Github
Produced tutorials on GIS, programming, Google Earth Engine, PostGIS and GeoServer on my website and YouTube channel. These tutorials have been received positively by the online community based on the viewership and comments on the tutorials.
Managed to give back to my University by teaching my Masters classmates on Web Mapping and third year undergraduate students on R programming (See Dr.Onchaga and Prof. Karanja in the referee section).
Graduate Member, Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK), 2016 to Current.
- Web Mapping
- Machine learning
- Deep Learning
- Guitar, Violin,Piano
- Dr. Kennedy Were
Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization
Telephone: +254 717 429 539
P.O. Box 14733-00800, NAIROBI.
- Zachariah Mbasu
Founder, African Maths Initiative
Supervised the work at Collaborative Crop Research Program
Telephone: +254 722 124 199
P.O.Box 3429-40100, KISUMU
- Prof. Faith Karanja
Head of Department, Geospatial Engineering
University of Nairobi
Telephone: +254 720 240 987
P.O.BOX 30197-00100, NAIROBI
- Dr. Onchaga
Lecturer Technical University of Kenya
- Thomas Muteti
System Administrator, Lunar Arch Limited Email:
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