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QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners

23 - 24 April 2015, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

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BOOKING CLOSED

9.30am - 5.30pm

Level

Beginner 

Overview

The course will begin with an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Basic GIS concepts will be explained and explored. The open source QGIS interface will be introduced and participants will learn how to open, explore and query data layers. Creating ecological data layers with QGIS will be covered, including point records of species and habitat mapping. Attribute table creation and management will also be covered. Easily available environmental data sources will be explored (e.g. open source base mapping and aerial photos, Natura 2000 site boundaries, river basins, soils & geology). Best practice in GIS data creation will be emphasised, including metadata. How to prepare maps for presentation in reports using QGIS will be introduced.

Learning Outcomes     

  1. Outline basic GIS concepts
  2. Display and query ecological data using QGIS
  3. Create (digitise) species records and habitat mapping data
  4. Prepare maps for inclusion in reports 

CIEEM Competence Themes

Scientific method: Analysis; implementation; interpretation and evidence-based reporting

Information management: Data and document management, numeracy 

Who should attend?

Ecologists and environmental managers, from academia, public agencies and commercial businesses

Trainer

George Smith CEcol MCIEEM

Venue

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Cost

CIEEM members: £180 (€243)*

Non-members: £360 (€486)*

*Please note CIEEM is only able to accept delegate fees in UK Sterling. Rates shown in Euros give Sterling equivalent correct as of 15.02.15)

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Date 23 Apr 2015 - 09:30
Organiser CIEEM
Email enquiries@cieem.net
Telephone 01962 868626