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QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners

24 – 25 April 2017, Nottingham

10am - 5pm (both days)

FULLY BOOKED

Level

Beginner

 

Overview

QGIS is a freely available open-source GIS that matches the functionality and usability of commercial products like MapInfo and ArcGIS. It has been adopted by governments, businesses and NGOs around the world.

The course is suitable for beginners to GIS, those looking to refresh their skills or migrate to QGIS software. It will help ecological consultants, conservation officers, and recent graduates visualise, explore and analyse spatial data.

Practical exercises will ensure that attendees gain hands-on experience and have the skills needed to confidently implement GIS projects in the workplace. Topics will cover:

  • GIS fundamentals; data management, licencing and map design
  • Navigating the QGIS user-interface
  • Obtaining and integrating (base) map data
  • Creating your own GIS data to represent habitats, species and other features on a map, and adding colours and symbols
  • Performing basic spatial analysis to create species lists for sites
  • Producing professional Phase 1 PDF habitat maps for reports
  • Using the FSC Tom.bio Plug-in to create species distribution maps
  • Creating interactive web-maps with ease, using the Carto plug-in

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.

Learning outcomes

  1. Set up a QGIS project and data management process
  2. Source and incorporate high quality, freely availbale data to provide background and set your data in context
  3. Create your own GIS data to represent habitats, species and other features on a map, and add colours and symbols 
  4. Produce professional Phase 1 habitat maps for reports
  5. Use the Carto QGIS plug-in to create interactive web-maps with ease

CIEEM Competencies to be developed in the training

IM2 Information Technology

IM2 IM1 Data and document management

M5 Outcome monitroing, data management and reporting

Who should attend?

Ecological consultants, Conservation Officers in Statutory Agencies and NGOs, Local Authority Ecologists, Students and recent graduates

No prior knowledge of GIS is required, but participants should be comfortable working with computers, managing files and installing software.

Trainer

Matt Davies

Cost

For bookings made by 12 March 2017 our Early Bird rates apply:

CIEEM members: £180 / Non-members: £320

For bookings made on or after 13 March 2017:

CIEEM members: £220/ Non-members: £360

Course fee includes refreshments through the day but lunch is not included.

Event booking terms and conditions>>

Date 24 Apr 2017 - 10:00
Location Room ABK 010,
Ada Byron King building
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham

NG11 8NS
Website
Organiser CIEEM
Email enquiries@cieem.net
Telephone 01962 868626