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 Research Center at the University, and leads the University’s Center for Climate Change and Sustainability. She is a Senior Research Associate at the Elinor and Vincent Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, and a co-editor of Global Environmental Change. Over the past 25 years, Harini has been at the leading edge…
Enakshi is a member of the School of Development and also works with the Mapping Lab at the University. Her work involves teaching and research in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Mapping and Remote Sensing for Sustainability.She also conducts GIS Mapping Workshops for Internal and External candidates.Prior to joining Azim Premji University, she…