Azim Premji University, Bangalore is offering a Five days course for development, conservation and education practitioners on Introduction to Mapping and Geographical Information Systems using Quantum GIS from June 17-21.
About the Course
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.
This course aims to provide practitioners, educators, researchers, and others working in the areas mentioned above with basic mapping and GIS skills, via exposure to a free, open-source GIS platform (Quantum GIS) which is available to all.
Who should Attend?
Primarily aimed at development and conservation practitioners, from NGOs. In addition, educators, researchers, and Ph.D. students may find the course interesting.
- Understand the basic principles of Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
- Appreciate how GIS can help to understand issues related to broad areas 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.
Rs. 5900 per participant including tax.
Rs. 1180 per participant for Field Practice Partners of the university including tax.
How to Apply
To apply click here.
Email at gis.ced[at]apu.edu.in.