Spatial Analysis in QGIS Online Course with CWS

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Spatial Analysis in QGIS Online Course with CWS

Postby jkennelly » Fri Oct 29, 2021 10:30 am

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.

TOPICS:
-Intro to QGIS
-Downloading GIS data online (Maine Geolibrary)
-Preparing Spatial Data in Excel
-Creating Vector Data (points)
-Digitizing Vector Data (polygon)
-Raster Data Basics
-Projections and transformations (Coordinate systems)
-Extracting values to points
-Exporting data from QGIS
-Map design
-Publishing maps online

FORMAT: Students will take the course at their own pace over a four 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: December 20, 2021 - January 16, 2022

Early bird course fee (ends Nov 14): $500 professional / $400 student

To learn more/register: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.or ... ine-2021-3

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