“To explore, discover and document bioresources of the North-Eastern region, assess their economic importance, develop models of sustainable resource use and build capacity and strengthen institutions in Biodiversity Science”

Hands-on Workshop on Basics of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Certificate Training Programme on improving your skills in basic GIS

Duration and Venue
The technical workshop will be held from 10th to 12th February 2020 at the Indian Institute of Bank Management, Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara, Guwahati.

Background to the Workshop
Have you ever wondered how the beautiful maps that depict regions, continents or more are done? Have you been longing to learn to create maps for your project? Here is an opportunity for you to learn basics of map making commonly called as Geographic Information System or GIS.

Mapping is a method of representing objects spatially. In ecology, marking a field observation of a species to tracing an animal movement to modeling ecological niche of a species, knowledge of mapping becomes quite essential. “Basics of GIS” aims to equip the participants with essentials of mapping, offering insights and hands-on exposure to working with various free-and-open-source mapping applications. The program would help participants to appreciate the key concepts, enabling them to quickly learn, test and apply the techniques in their respective domains and eventually be able to produce maps for their own needs.

Course Structure

The programme covers
Session 1: Fundamentals of Mapping
Session 2: Geospatial data – Resources and repositories
Session 3: QGIS: Installation and Overview
Session 4: Data visualization using QGIS
Session 5: Data analysis using QGIS
Session 6: Map production using QGIS

Tools exposed: We will use open source GIS – QGIS software, Google Earth Pro®, GPS Essentials (for Android phones) throughout the programme.

Course Fee
There is no registration fee for attending the workshop. All the participants will be provided training materials, tea/ coffee and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for all three-days. Accommodation and food will be provided at the university hostel. No Travel Allowance (TA) will be provided to the participants. All participants have to bear the expenses of travel between their home town/ institute and training place. However, local travel expenses for field visits during the workshop will be borne by the organisers.

Who Can Apply
Students (B.Sc, M.Sc, PhDs), Post-Doctoral Fellows, Early career scientists (Applicants should be from/working in North-East India)

Application Deadline
Interested candidates may fill in the form provided in the link below by 25th January, 2020
Selected applicants will be notified by 27th January, 2020

Apply Online

For more information or queries, please contact:
Sajitha T P: sajitha.tp@atree.org (ATREE)
G Ravikanth: gravikanth@atree.org (ATREE)

The workshop is conducted under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology funded project “Bioresources and Sustainable Livelihoods in Northeast India”.