Upcoming QGIS Training Course For Biologists

26 Aug

Training Course – An Introduction To Using QGIS In Biological Research, Glasgow, 28th – 29th September 2015

GIS In Ecology will be holding an introductory training course on using the free, open source GIS software QGIS (also known as Quantum GIS) in biological research in Glasgow on the 28th to 29th of September 2015. It will be taught by Dr Colin D. MacLeod, the author of An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology (Pictish Beast Publications). It is aimed at those just starting to use QGIS in their research and who have little or no existing knowledge of this subject area and at existing users of commercial GIS software, such as ArcGIS, who wish to learn how to do GIS using this free GIS software.

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 15 people. The course will cost £295 per person (£200 for students, the unwaged and those working for registered charities). To book a place, or for more information, contact info@GISinEcology.com.

At the end of the course, all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and completion. Each certificate is embossed with the GIS In Ecology official stamp to prevent its fraudulent reproduction. In addition, each certificate has its own unique identification number that we will record, along with your name, meaning that we can verify the authenticity of the certificates we issue (and the course you have completed) on request.

To attend this course, you must bring your own laptop computer and have a working copy of QGIS 2.6 pre-installed on it. You can find information about how to get this software package by clicking here, while you can find a video on how to download and install it here.

Glasgow has great transport links and is within half a days travel by car or by fast train links from most cities in the UK.  For example, it can be reached in as little as 4h 30mins from London by train. It can also be reached by direct flights from many European cities and the flight time is generally under four hours.

The course will be held in central Glasgow at the IET Glasgow Teacher Building (14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB, UK – click here for information on how to get there and on parking if you are coming by car).

Attendees will be responsible for their own accommodation. However, Glasgow provides a wide range of accommodation options to fit most budgets. Information on hotels in Glasgow can be found here and while information on hostels can be found here.  As a general rule, if you can find accommodation near the venue or one of Glasgow’s Subway stations (click here to see where these stations are located), you will be able to get to the venue very easily.

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