VerdantLearn's new course 'Introduction to GIS for conservation' starting Monday 14 June is open for registration at https://verdantlearn-courses.webflow.io/gis-beginners
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:
- Create a GIS project to combine your field observations with free environmental data
- Visualise your field data effectively
- Distinguish between vector and raster data formats
- Overlay data using different spatial reference systems
- 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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