Online GIS Training for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners Using R and QGIS


Do you find GIS & Spatial Data books & manuals too vague, expensive & not practical and looking for a course that takes you by hand, teaches you all the concepts, and get you started on a real life project?

I’m very excited you found my spatial data analysis course. My course provides a foundation to carry out PRACTICAL, real-life spatial data analysis tasks in popular and FREE software frameworks- R and QGIS.

Those completing the course will get an industry recognized certificate from Udemy, world’s largest MOOC platform. You will also get a £30 coupon for my Intermediate GIS course which builds on this course.

My name is MINERVA SINGH and finished a PhD at Cambridge University (Tropical Ecology and Conservation) in 2017. I have several years of experience in analyzing real life spatial data from different sources and producing publications for international peer reviewed journals.

In this course, actual spatial data from the Tam Dao National Park in Vietnam will be used to give a practical hands-on experience of working with real life spatial data and understanding what kind of questions spatial data can help us answer. The underlying motivation for the course is to ensure you can put spatial data analysis into practice today. Start analyzing spatial data for your own projects, whatever your skill level and IMPRESS your potential employers with an actual example of your spatial data analysis abilities.

This is a core course in spatial data analysis, i.e. we will focus on learning the most important and widely encountered spatial data analysis tasks in both R and QGIS. After each video you will learn a new concept or technique which you may apply to your own projects.

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What are the requirements?

  • An interest in working with spatial data.
  • It would be useful if students are able to (a) change working directories, (b) install packages, (c) load libraries and (d) read in CSVs in R.
  • The course will be demonstrated using a Windows PC. Mac and Linux users will have to adapt the instructions to their operating systems.
  • Optional install: QGIS (While this course will introduce using QGIS alongside R for doing spatial data analysis, it is entirely possible to master all the concepts of the course in R alone).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will have a greater clarity of basic spatial data concepts and data types
  • Carry out practical spatial data analysis tasks in freely available software
  • Learn about the kind of questions that are answered through spatial analysis and where to obtain free spatial data.
  • Analyze spatial data using both R and QGIS
  • Process raster and vector data in both R and QGIS
  • Show off your skills & gain experience by working on a real life conservation related spatial data analysis project
  • Start analyzing spatial data for your own projects using two powerful freeware tools
  • You’ll have a copy of all the data and R scripts used in the course will be provided to students for their reference and to use in their own analysis.
  • You’ll also have plenty of handy hints and tips will be provided alongside the code to prevent glitches

Target audience?

  • Academics
  • Researchers
  • Conservation managers
  • Anybody who works/will work with spatial data

So far I have more than 3500+ students enrolled on my course and there are only a few seats left. SO redeem your coupon now to start your GIS journey (and get a discount for my Intermediate course)

How to Apply

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Key Information




Minerva's Data Lab




Ecology, Workshop & Practical Skills


Online, United Kingdom