Beginners QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners

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Summary

The course is designed to enable you to become a competent GIS operator with a practical focus on producing survey maps and analysing data derived from your surveys.

Description

This course introduces you to the open source (free) QGIS software which is now an industry standard in the ecological, conservation and consultancy sectors. It is suitable for complete beginners to GIS. The course is designed to enable you to become a competent GIS operator with a practical focus on producing survey maps and analysing data derived from your surveys.

We will cover basics including the QGIS interface, sourcing existing data and creating background maps using this data. You will then be able to create new species records and habitat maps, classify data, undertake basic analysis and prepare maps for inclusion in reports.

Delegates should allow time in advance of the course to pre-load the QGIS software and supporting files (links to these will be provided prior to the training). Please note that you will be required to bring your own laptop to the course.

Who Should Attend?

Ecological Consultants, Wildlife Trusts, Statutory Agency staff, conservation practitioners, students.

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Prior Knowledge

No existing knowledge of GIS is required. Good general I.T. literacy is expected.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the QGIS interface.
  • Create a basic map by uploading existing data, reordering layers and changing styles.
  • Classify and label habitat and species data.
  • Create new maps based on a habitat or species survey.
  • Create a new habitat map for use in a report.
  • Describe useful plugins for creating habitat maps.
  • Manage attribute data.
  • Carry out a range of simple queries.

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided throughout both days. Please bring your own lunch.

Tickets

Tickets Person(s) Price
Early Bird Member Ticket
(Price valid from 13/03/2020 to 19/08/2020 inclusive)
1 £180.00
Early Bird Non Member Ticket
(Price valid from 13/03/2020 to 19/08/2020 inclusive)
1 £320.00
Member Ticket 1 £220.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £360.00