QGIS is a freely available open-source Geographic Information System (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.
• Introduction to QGIS – releases, plugins, interface
• GIS fundamentals – projections, data types etc
• Building maps and viewing data – loading data and adjusting map display
• Creating new data – digitising
• Presenting maps – creating a map template with logo, key, scalebar etc.
• Sourcing map layers – where to find data to use in QGIS
• Importing information from GPS and biological records from Tom bio
• Making grid maps
• Queries – spatial and attribute queries (e.g. to measure area of habitat)
• Nearest neighbour analysis
• A WiFi enabled laptop, with mouse and charger, pre-installed with QGIS long-term release – currently version 2.18
• You will need to provide your own food and drink, although, tea and coffee will be provided.
• Full joining instructions will be provided ahead of the course
The course will be run by Matt Davies of Maplango and costs £150.00 for the two-day course.
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