GIS for Expeditions and Fieldwork
One day and three day courses
These practical workshops are for people using tools and techniques such as GPS, remote sensing, digital mapping and data analyses (Geographical Information Sciences) as part of a field research project or expedition.
- Friday 15 to Sunday 17 March 2013
GIS are being used increasingly for fieldwork, to benefit existing plans and to create new inventories and maps, for example:
- Planning and navigation using maps, GPS and satellite images
- Distributions of plant and animal species, predicting patterns of biodiversity
- Surveys of geology, water resources and soils; and use and changes over time
- Community mapping of villages, natural resources and land use
- Management zones for national parks
A series of mapping exercises will look at how expedition fieldwork can be accomplished rapidly and efficiently, thus achieving more with the time available in the field. The course will involve hands-on experience with GIS co-ordinates to digital maps and satellite data.
Delegates can attend the first day of training, or all three days depending on their own requirements.
One day workshop: Introduction to GIS for expeditions and field research
The workshop will cover the theory of GIS and how this can be successfully incorporated into fieldwork plans. Practical sessions will then demonstrate a range of GIS software and equipment, including Arc GIS, open source, GPS and Remote Sensing tools.
Three day workshop: Doing field GIS
- Friday 15, Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2013
Participants with a field research project in mind can continue to do a more in depth training weekend in GIS for Expeditions and Fieldwork.
ArcGIS software used on this not-for-profit course has been kindly supplied by ESRI UK. All delegates will receive a copy of the GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing manual, recommended retail priced at £15.
Cost: One day: Standard £75/Student £50
Three day: Standard £290 (including VAT)/Student rate £140 (including VAT)
Venue: Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
For information on future courses please contact Geography Outdoors.