GIS for expeditions and fieldwork course
Friday 15 March 2013 to Sunday 17 March 2013
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London
This practical three day workshop is 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.
It will involve hands-on experience with GIS co-ordinates to digital maps and satellite data.
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.
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: Student rate: £140, standard rate: £290. Price includes lunch, refreshments and a GIS handbook but not accommodation.
To book: Please contact Geography Outdoors.