Teaching CAD / GISTerritorial Planning

You are about to start the diploma in OT


The start date of a new edition of the Higher Diploma in Land Management and Planning (DSPOT) is approaching in the first semester of 2009. This will be taking place in Antigua Guatemala, promoted by the foundation DEMUCA and with participation of the Lincoln Institute. 

diplomaThe DSPOT is aimed at municipal authorities and officials as well as other key local actors with influence and influence on the processes of territorial planning and local development. It will be taught for a total of 35-40 participants, with 5 representatives for each country of Central America and the Dominican Republic. In order to facilitate the practical work throughout the Diploma and promote territorial ordering processes that can be subsequently implemented, it is expected that each delegation by country be local actors of the same commonwealth or municipality

Learning Objectives:

  • The DSPOT intends to explore with the participants the different stages of the formulation of a Strategic Plan of Territorial Planning and its management tools, with the purpose of systematizing actions and comparing experiences already acquired.
  • The DSPOT aims to strengthen the capacities of the participants by exposing them to the methodologies for building diagnostics and solution strategies and to a discussion of the available political, technical and economic maneuvering space to carry out a Plan up to its execution


The diploma will be held in three days of a week in Antigua Guatemala, on these dates:

  • April 20-25
  • 25-30 May
  • 22-27 June 2009


This is the theme considered to be developed during the three days of the graduate:

Introductory Seminar
  • Concepts and Definitions: Planning and Territorial Planning (OPT) as an instrument for the improvement of the quality of life. Territorial areas: national, regional and local. The OPT in the Latin American context. Urban change and territorial structures.
  • The legal and institutional framework that underpins the OPT, at different levels, and specifically at the local level.
Seminar I
  • 1 Module: The cartographic base and the use of GIS
  • 2 module. The formulation of the local diagnosis (delimitation, physical environment, population, social structure)
  • 3 Module: The formulation of the local diagnosis (economic activities, urban and rural structure)
Seminar II
  • 4 Module: The formulation of the local diagnosis (transport system, road and mobility)
  • 5 Module: The formulation of the local diagnosis (institutional and legal analysis)
  • 6 Module: Local diagnosis, development vision, synthesis and prioritization of conflicts
Seminar III
  • 7 Module: Prognosis (techniques, situation assessment)
  • 8 Module: The construction of alternatives and scenarios of change
Seminar IV
  • 9 Module: OPT and local economic development
  • 10 Module: OPT and risk management
  • 11 Module: Proposals for regulation: municipal laws, ordinances and regulations: consistency between ends and means and applicability
Seminar V
  • 12 Module: Management of OPT: Political environment, intermunicipal association, implementation, financing, project definition
  • 13 Module: Soil management

For now, it is possible to support some technicians to go there, not only to take pictures in the park, but to systematize a land use plan that we have been promoting. 

More information can be found at DEMUCA page

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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