Research and Training Centre for GIS & Remote Sensing

The Centre for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing (CGIS) was founded in 1999 through an agreement between the former national University of Rwanda and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). It was created to enhance regional capacity in conservation science and related technologies. Initial point of contact at the University was made through the Faculty of Science and Technology.

The Mission of the CGIS-UR is to promote teaching, research, consultancy and community service in GIS and Remote Sensing to address issues related to Environment and Natural Resources Management, Urban and Regional Planning towards economic transformation and sustainable development at national and regional levels. Objectives Regional Outreach Centre CGIS aims to develop its capability to serve as a regional outreach center in the fields of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing.

The Vision of the CGIS-UR is to serve as a national and regional teaching and research outreach centre of excellence in the fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT; Call for Abstracts and Papers

Call for Abstracts and Papers: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE URBAN AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT.

The International Conference on “Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Urban and Rural Development” is organised by the University of Rwanda in collaboration with the University of Twente/ITC, The Netherlands. The conference will be held in Kigali-Rwanda, on 18th to 20th November 2015. The main objective of this conference is to share knowledge and experiences on cutting-edge research and innovations using geospatial information technologies to address critical issues on sustainable urban and rural development at local and national levels. The conference targets researchers, professionals, technologists, planners and managers from institutions of higher education, governmental institutions, NGOs and the private sector who are using or have an interest in geospatial technologies and their use in spatial development issues.

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Welcome note

GIS and RS are tools needed by many if not all. Come to us and we will share with you our experiances and discoveries we have aquired in more than 15 years of working with spatial data.

How to Reach Us

Based in Loiret Building opposite (the newly built) Huye bus station.

CGIS-UR is located in Southern Province of Rwanda near the National Museum of Rwanda. 

What is GIS?

“GIS is an integrated system of computer hardware, software, and trained personnel linking topographic, demographic, utility, facility, image and other resource data that is geographically referenced.” ~ NASA

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