In recent years, geographic information systems (GIS) and mapping techniques have become very important for understanding issues related to research and practice in development, education, conservation, policy and related areas. GIS is a highly sought-after methodology that development and conservation practice is increasingly putting to use.
In this course, we help practitioners, educators, researchers and others in basic mapping and GIS skills by using an open-source GIS-platform called Quantum GIS which is openly available.
What you will learn
- You will understand the basic principles of the Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
- You will understand how GIS can help in understanding issues related to broad areas of education, development and conservation.
- You will gain familiarity with using Quantum GIS (QGIS) – a state-of-the-art free, open source GIS software.
- You will create maps using GIS, and relate these to issues of conservation, development, and other areas of research and practice.
Harini Nagendra is Director of the Research Centre at the University and leads the University’s Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability. Over the past 25 years, Harini has been at the leading edge of research — examining conservation in forests and cities of South Asia from the perspective of both landscape ecology and social justice.
I have been associated with the University since 16 August 2016 and my work involves teaching and research in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Sustainability, Mapping and Remote Sensing for Sustainability. I am also the Mapping Lab Coordinator of the University. Prior to joining the University, I was working as a Research…