What will you learn?
This course provides practitioners, educators, and researchers with basic mapping and GIS skills by working with a free, open-source GIS platform (Quantum GIS) which is available to all. You will be able to
• Understand the basic principles of Geographical Information Systems(GIS).
• Appreciate how GIS can help to understand issues related to broadareas of education, development and conservation.
• Gain familiarity with using Quantum GIS (QGIS) – a state-of-the-art free,open source GIS software.
• Create maps using GIS, and relate these to issues of conservation,development, and other areas of research and practice.
The course is hands-on, focused on learning via doing in the lab and on the computer. You will use in-class exercise datasets for initial practice. You will work on individual locations of your choice for additional practice, relating in-class work to their area and themes of interest.
The course is designed for development and conservation practitioners and people from NGOs. Educators, researchers and PhD students may find the course interesting.
The participants will be awarded a certificate of participation on successful completion of five days.
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…
Harini Nagendra is Director of Research Center at the University, and leads the University’s Center 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. For her…
|INR 5900||Entire course (with all taxes included)|
|INR 1180||Field partners (with all taxes included)|
Partial fee waivers are available for deserving students
The course fee does not include accommodation. The university can arrange accommodatio for 06 days for additional payment of INR 7080/- (all taxes included).
Request for the same has to be made at time of application. Alternatively, participants can make their arrangements.
Travel & food
Travel to and from Bangalore, local stay, and food, is to be borne by participants.
No laptops needed
This course will be conducted at the university computer lab, so the participants are not required to bring their laptops.