Azim Premji University has launched a Five days course “Introduction to Mapping and Geographical Information Systems using Quantum GIS” for development, conservation and education practitioners to research and practice in development, education, conservation, policy and related areas.
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.
The course is intended to be hands-on, focused on learning via doing in the lab, on the computer. In-class exercise datasets will be used for initial practice. Participants will also work on individual locations of their choice for additional practice, relating in-class work to their area and themes of interest.
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General: Rs. 5,900/- (all taxes included).
Field partner organisations of University: Rs. 1,180/- (all taxes included)
Partial fee waivers available for deserving research scholars
The course fee does not include accommodation. The university can arrange accommodatio for 06 days for additional payment of Rs. 7080/- (all taxes included). Request for the same has to be made at time of application. Alternatively, participants can make their arrangements. All other costs, such as travel to and from Bangalore, local travel, stay,
breakfast and dinner, must be borne by participants.
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On successful completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- 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.
Primarily aimed at development and conservation practitioners, from NGOs. In addition, 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.
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Note: This course will be conducted at the university computer lab, so the participants are not required to bring their laptops.
To know more or to apply, please visit Azim Premji University.
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