Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing using Quantum GIS — July 01 – 05, 2013, FERAL, Pondicherry

  • From:
    July 1, 2013
  • To:
    June 5, 2013
  • Location:
    FERAL
  • City:
    Pondicherry

This course introduces GIS and remote sensing through one of the most user friendly and increasingly capable open source package called Quantum GIS. Basic concepts in GIS and remote sensing will be covered along with hand on sessions that will equip the participants to digitise maps, derive basic information from satellite imagery, run basic geo-processing and attribute management on vectors and, of course, create maps suitable for publication.

The use of GPS units for collecting waypoints and navigation will constitute the “field” component of this course.

Kindly Note:

  • This course is open to the conservation community at large. Preference will be given to applicants from institutions receiving funding from CEPF.
  • While this is an introductory course, it assumes that the participant is familiar with computers and has had some exposure to GIS, GPS, surveying or mapping.
  • You will need to bring your own laptop in order to attend. Bringing your own GPS is highly recommended.
  • Simple accommodation and food will be provided at the FERAL campus. Travel of selected participants will be covered to the extent of 3rd A/c train fare or A/c bus fare only. FERAL will provide transportation from the Pondicherry bus stand and railway station upto the campus.
  • Participants chosing to stay out side the campus or using other forms of transport will have to bear their own costs.

To apply, please email bhalla@feralindia.org with a short note on who you are (your work, qualification) and why you want to attend the course.

View more details on the FERAL website.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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