Grace Amondi

GIS for


My Interests

Preparedness . Sustainability . Resilience . Response . Adaptation

A GIS developer based in Nairobi, Kenya

Grace Amondi is a well experienced GIS specialist with proven record in Web & GIS Application development, database management, data visualization and analysis, API Design and system deployment, scripting , automation, familiarity with impact assessment and analysis.

She has strong technical skills and great interpersonal skills, allowing interaction with a wide variety of clients. She strives for improved human welfare by leveraging her GIS and remote-sensing programming skills to developing interactive, user-friendly, state of the art GIS tools, web apps and systems that are able to assess impact for decision making, analyse risk, support the mitigation of crises and threats and foster preparedness, resilience and response.

My Skills

What I am well conversant with

Mapbox GL
Open Layers
Leaflet JS
Google Maps
PostgreSQL / PostGIS
Erdas Imagine
Open Data Kit


What I am up to.

Drought Dash (Under Testing)

Dashboard that summarizes the situation of drought in East Africa. Provides interactive user interface to generate analysis of various drought related information for desire area of interest and time period. Includes maps, downloadable graphs/charts and reports.

Forest Dash (Under Testing)

Summary dashboard displaying forests canopy density, forest type, land cover and forest availability for listed forests in East Africa. Interact with map and analytical elements of the dashboard to generate inferences.

East Africa Drought Watch

Near-real time system that uses Earth Observation and Weather information to monitor drought conditions in the East Africa region. It contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content).

Monitoring Integrated Service for Land Degradation - MISLAND (QGIS Plugin)

Decision Support System(DSS) utilizing earth observation data to deliver information, promote awareness and, aid in decision making toward realizing Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) in six OSS North Africa action zone countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania.

VIHIGA Resources Dashboard

Multiple dashboards showing spatially managed county resources.

Crime Information Management System

Seamlessly enable crime reporting, analysis, visualization and presentation

The North and North Eastern Development Initiative

The World Bank launched the NEDI to improve equity and reduce extreme poverty ...

Ordinary Kriging

Prediction of variables of points using Kriging

Random Geojson

Generate random points, lines and polygons within your area of interest

Nairobi Watch

View Hospitals, Schools and roads within Nairobi

Spatial Timetable

Find where, when and what your next class will be.

Latest Blogs

What GIS tech articles I write.

26 July 2019 GIS Applications
Geographic Information Systems as a Public Health Tool

Picquet did not fail to inspire a few such as John Snow who adopted the same principle to depict cholera deaths in London in 1854.

17 July 2019 Programming
Sequelize Your Way To Heroku with Express

We will cover how to create a minimal node application that uses sequelize. The database we are going to use is PostgresQl.

2nd June 2018 Cartography
Cartographic Map Design and Layout

After all that hard work making your map why would you want to risk printing it without, say, a title or legend? And what ...

17 July 2019 Programming
Deploy Geodjango Application to Heroku

A comprehensive guide on the exact steps you need to follow in order to successfully deploy your django application

18 Feb 2019 Software
Set Up ArcGIS with Anaconda

This article will explain how to quickly configure ArcGIS desktop with anaconda. Come along!

20 Mar 2019 Design
Create a Django Rest Framework-GIS on Ubuntu 16.04 Server|Alibaba Cloud

In this tutorial, we will create a GIS Django REST framework on an Alibaba Cloud Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance with Ubuntu 16.04.

Recent Videos

What you can learn from me.

24 June 2020 Software
PostGIS Baby Steps

In this video we will do a detailed introduction on PostGIS and it's features.

19 June 2020 Software
Geonode Installtion on Windows | How to Debug Geonode Errors

In this video you get to know how to install Geonode on Windows and debug Geonode Installation Errors

17 June 2020 Geospatial
GDAL/OGR Beginner Guide

This is a series that takes you through the fundamentals of GDAL/OGR Beginner

8 May 2020 Programming
MapboxGL from Scratch

This is a mapboxgl webmapping beginner guide. Learn the basic components of mabpoxgl and prepare a webmap of your own.