Free online GIS beginner course, starts 14 June

Registration is open for VerdantLearn's free part-time online GIS course for beginners, 14 June to 11 July
 Free online GIS beginner course, starts 14 June

VerdantLearn's new course 'Introduction to GIS for conservation' starting Monday 14 June is open for registration at

This free part-time online course is aimed at conservation professionals & students. It's designed for complete beginners, but it would also suit those who want to refresh their knowledge, switch from ArcGIS to QGIS, or would like a reason to practice rusty skills!

Dates & times:

  • Monday 14 June to Sunday 11 July
  • 4 weeks part-time - 4-5 hours/week at a time to suit you
  • Deadline: Register by 17:00 UTC on Monday 14 June to gain access

We'll cover both the hands-on skills and the conceptual underpinning necessary to effectively overlay and visualise spatial data. The course is tutor-led, with the opportunity to form learning circles for peer-support. We'll be using QGIS - a free, open source GIS software similar to ArcGIS.

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

  1. Create a GIS project to combine your field observations with free environmental data
  2. Visualise your field data effectively
  3. Distinguish between vector and raster data formats
  4. Overlay data using different spatial reference systems
  5. Create maps that clearly communicate your message

This course is offered for free as my commitment to Open Education for a Better World 2021.

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Go to the profile of Léa K
almost 2 years ago

Thanks Lucy, this is great :) I've signed up!

Go to the profile of Natalie Rhoades
almost 2 years ago

Thanks for posting, Lucy! I've shared with some folks already.