QGIS for Ecologists Course October 14th 2017

QGIS for Ecologists Course October 14th 2017

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This course has already taken place We have another QGIS course taking place on the 6th and 7th October 2018.

Quantum GIS or QGIS as it is also known is GIS software often used by ecologists for habitat mapping and orientating data spatially.

This one day course will provide participants with the necessary tools to produce a professional looking phase 1 habitat map using QGIS an open-source freely available software.

The course is aimed at  anyone with an interest in local wildlife but could also be useful for undergraduates and postgraduates students or for anybody currently or intending to work in ecological consultancy or for environmental organisations. The course is designed for those with little to no experience in using GIS software and knowledge of QGIS is not required.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand and use the main controls on QGIS
  • Know how to create and style vectors
  • Import GPS data into QGIS
  • Create a phase one map


9:50 – 10.00 Arrival and Registration
10.00 – 11.00 Introduction to QGIS and Overview of the main controls
11.00 – 11.15 Break
11.15 – 11.45 Creating vector layers (points, lines and polygons) and use of attribute table
11.45 – 12.15 Importing from phones/GPS units
12.15 – 13.00 Styling vectors
13.00 – 1.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 Phase one digitising
14.15 – 14.30 Create, share and import the JNCC phase 1 colour pallete
14.30 – 14.45 Using print composer to add legends and exporting maps as picture files
14.45 – 15.00 Phase one calculations from GIS data
15.00 – 16.00 Importing data and plugins

The course will be delivered by local QGIS expert David Caplin and will be entirely office based, held in our office in Cardiff Bay.

  • The course will cost £50.00 per person.
  • The course runs from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided – please bring your own packed lunch.
  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
  • The course will be held at our offices in Cardiff Bay and will be entirely office-based.
  • If possible please could you bring a wi-fi enabled laptop to the daytime course.

    This course has already taken place. Please click on the button below to see our upcoming courses.