Introduction to Mapping and Geographical Information Systems using Quantum GIS

GIS mapping

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.

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