Apologies if this is not appropriate for the QGIS user list, but I figured some
members of it might be interested in it. It’s a course that aims to encourage
more biologists to use QGIS in their research, rather than commercial
All the best,
Final Call: Training Course - An Introduction To Using QGIS In Biological
GIS In Ecology will be holding an introductory training course for those who
wish to learn how to use the free, open-source GIS software QGIS (also known as
Quantum GIS) in all aspects of biological research. The course will be held in
Glasgow on the 19th and 20th of September 2016, and it will be taught by Dr
Colin D. MacLeod, who has more than 15 years experience in using GIS for a wide
variety of biological purposes.
This course is aimed at those just starting to use GIS in their research and
who have little or no existing knowledge of this subject area, those who are
looking for a free, open source GIS solution for their biological research, and
at existing users of commercial GIS software, such as ArcGIS, who wish to learn
how to do GIS using QGIS software.
The practical exercises on this course will be based on those in the recently
published ‘GIS For Biologists: A Practical Introduction For Undergraduates’ by
Dr MacLeod, and a free copy of this book will be provided to all participants.
Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 15 people, and the course will cost
£295 per person (£200 for students, the unwaged and those working for
registered charities). To book a place, or for more information, visit the
or contact i...@gisinecology.com.
To attend this course, you must bring your own laptop computer and have a
working copy of QGIS 2.8.3 pre-installed on it. You can find information about
how to get this version of QGIS by visiting
http://www.gisinecology.com/GFB.htm. At the end of the course, all attendees
will receive a certificate of attendance and completion.
Glasgow has great transport links and is within half a days travel by car or by
fast train links from most cities in the UK. For example, it can be reached in
as little as 4h 30mins from London by train. It can also be reached by direct
flights from many European cities and the flight time is generally under four
The course will be held in central Glasgow at the IET Glasgow Teacher Building
(14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB, UK).
Attendees will be responsible for their own accommodation. However, Glasgow
provides a wide range of accommodation options to fit most budgets.
GIS IN ECOLOGY - Providing Training, Advice And Consultancy On The Use Of GIS
Web: www.GISinEcology.com Email: i...@gisinecology.com
Need to ask a question about using GIS? Try the GIS In Ecology Forum:
Books From GIS In Ecology Staff:
GIS For Biologists: A Practical Introduction For Undergraduates; RRP: £24.99
An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology; RRP: £44.99
An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workbook One -
Creating Maps Of Species Distribution; RRP: £19:99
If you wish to purchase these books, visit:
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