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Intermediate QGIS for Ecologists and Environmental Practitioners

Sessions will explore how to quickly and efficiently digitise complex maps and how to correct digitising errors using a range of QGIS tools and plugins. Users will be shown how to georeference scanned maps for use in QGIS and how to download Open Street Maps so they can use their own maps to create backdrops for their project.

Much of the event focuses on using QGIS as a tool for data analysis including querying data to create subsets of features from layers and analysing spatial relationships between features. For example we show how buffering and nearest neighbour analysis can be used to establish how far a bat roost is from key features in the landscape.

The event is suitable for anyone who is proficient at basic map production (e.g. habitat maps) and wishes to use QGIS for more advanced tasks such as producing complex maps and for analysing environmental data. The training consolidates and builds on many of the topics introduced in our entry level QGIS training. Ideally delegates will have attended an introductory course and should be familiar with all basic functions including loading vector and raster data, basic symbology including categorizing data, basic point, line and polygon digitizing and using the Print Composer to create maps.

The event will combine demonstration with exercises to consolidate learning after every session. There will be some pre-event work to help to ensure all delegates have a similar level of QGIS knowledge prior to attendance.

Delegates should bring their own laptop pre-loaded with QGIS and relevant plug ins. Further details will be provided prior to the training.

Date 09 Jan 2019 - 10:00
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Organiser Matt Davies