The FCLP project have developed an online introductory course on GIS as one of its initiatives to help build capacity and provide practical guidance in using modern tools for mapping spatially referenced socioeconomic and crime victimisation data in Africa.
These tutorial series use an open source software package called Quantum GIS (QGIS) which can be downloaded free of charge from https://qgis.org/en/site/. The tutorials were developed for the latest version of QGIS Desktop (3.2.0. Bonn). You can download the manuals and sample data for free from our tutorials section on the http://development-frontiers.com/tutorials/.
The lessons 1,2 and 3 provides basic training in the data management and map construction in QGIS. Lessons 4 and 5 use real-life open source crime victimisation data from South Africa and Kenya, and have been adapted purely for exploring how GIS can be applied to analysis geographical patterns emerging from criminological data.