Subject: INTRODUCTION TO QGIS FOR WILDLIFE SCIENTISTS & MANAGERS (ONLINE)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory course for students interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important questions in the natural sciences, or for those with ArcGIS experience looking to transition to an Open-Source platform. This course presents the concepts upon which GIS technology is based including the following fundamentals: cartography, geodesy, coordinate systems, and projections. Conceptual overview and hand-on experience of vector data analyses and table queries are introduced. Students will use QGIS to classify data, query tables, analyze spatial relationships, set map projections, build spatial databases, edit data, and create map layouts. Lectures are followed by hands-on activities to develop and reinforce methodologies for GIS analyses.
FORMAT: Students will take the course at their own pace over a 2-week period. The course is divided into discrete competency-based modules composed of pre-recorded lecture material and hands-on exercises. Student interaction and instructor feedback will be provided in the form of online discussion forums and live Q&A. Each student will also have the opportunity over a 2-week period to meet with the instructor via video consultation to discuss course materials or their individual datasets.
DATES: March 1-12 (learn at your own pace over 2 weeks with instructor support)
CREDIT: 21 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal program and Category I of the Professional Development Certificate program. Credit can also be used to earn an Associate or Certified Wildlife Biologist certification through The Wildlife Society.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Full and partial scholarships are available. See course ad for details.
EARLY-BIRD DEADLINE: January 31, 2021 ($50 off)
Center for Wildlife Studies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monday, January 04, 2021