Due to OSFAC’s significant experience in the area of cartography and remote sensing, it is common for OSFAC to receive requests for a wide variety of “other services”. Typically, these are services that do not directly fall into our primary activities, but are within our area of interest or expertise, such as installing cartography labs, carrying out surveys on available spatial data, creating methodologies for various data collection initiatives, working to build databases and establish monitoring protocols, etc.
Since its inception, OSFAC provides Capacity building countries of Central Africa in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing and GPS as well as technical support to all institutions that request. 869 persons, separately, from the universities (mainly the University of Kinshasa where the GIS Laboratory OSFAC is installed), national agencies, CARPE partners and international agencies have benefited from one or more training sessions with the OSFAC.
OSFAC runs a competitive internship program in GIS and remote sensing, which accepts a limited number of both academic and professional interns. Interns are accepted in a revolving fashion based on the availability of positions and are based at the OSFAC GIS/RS lab at the University of Kinshasa. The length of internships is determined individually by OSFAC depending on the intern’s proposed objectives. All OSFAC internships are unpaid.