QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners

Become QGIS competent in 2 days. The training will provide hands-on experience of how to ‘use’ a GIS to analyse ecological data, derive new information from spatial data, and convert existing GIS data from other systems e.g. ArcMap and satellite data.

Always wanted to learn GIS but never had the time to make a start? Need GIS as part of your professional development?

Using free open-source software (QGIS), this course enables participants to quickly become competent GIS operators (digitising, measuring, buffering, report mapping, querying, and many more…). But importantly, it also provides: (1) hands-on experience of how to ‘use’ a GIS to analyse ecological data, (2) derive new information from spatial data, and (3) convert existing GIS data from other systems e.g. ArcMap and satellite data.

The course will be delivered using a series of short presentations interspersed with practical exercises and discussion.

No prior knowledge of GIS is required, but participants should be comfortable working with computers, managing files and installing software. Attendees will need to bring a laptop with QGIS installed, and a mouse. Instructions for installing QGIS will be sent to delegates in advance of the training.

Who Should Attend?

  • Ecologists and conservation practitioners.

Knowledge Level:

  • Beginner

Prior Knowledge:

  • No prior knowledge of GIS or QGIS is needed but delegates must be computer literate

Learning Outcomes:

  • Source, upload, manage, display and query existing ecological data
  • Create (digitise) new species records and habitat maps
  • Create and manage attribute data
  • Undertake spatial analyses linked to pre-defined ecological and conservation questions
  • Prepare maps for inclusion in reports

Refreshments will be provided throughout the training. Lunch is not provided.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £220 / Non-member: £360

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Gloucester

Contact Details: