QGIS for Ecologists and Conservation Practitioners (Ireland)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 09:30 to Friday, January 24, 2020 - 17:00
Prince of Wales Hotel, Church Street, Athlone, N37 T2P0

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. Delegates will need to bring their laptop to the course, as no IT equipment is provided.

Course Content:
• The course will begin with an introduction to GIS.
• Basic GIS concepts will be explained and explored.
• The QGIS interface will be introduced and participants will learn how to open and explore 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.

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