California Naturalist
California Naturalist
California Naturalist
University of California
California Naturalist

Advanced Trainings

 Training Name GIS for Botanists
 Organization Name Jepson Herbarium
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 Start date 10/20/17
 Brief course description This course will get you started in GIS software and cover fundamentals in geography, mapping, GPS (global positioning systems) units and land cover, and other spatial data. Working in a modern internet-accessible lab as well as in the field, we will learn how to use GIS (or geographic information system desktop application), where to get freely available data, and how to make maps. This workshop will focus on the spatial technology necessary to answer questions about biodiversity, conservation, ecology and related fields. The goal of this workshop is to provide context on how GIS programs can be used to maximize projects for plant scientists and consultants working with field or historic data. Participants will learn how to make field maps and, depending on group familiarity with GIS, analyze data within the program. This course will use Quantum GIS, a free, open-source GIS program that is mac or PC compatible.

 County location Alameda County
 Cost (CA Naturalist; public; other) Course Fee: $300/$330
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