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Mapping: Beyond Essentials

Event date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 9:00am to Sunday, September 15, 2013 - 6:00pm

"Mapping: Beyond Essentials” is an intense 2-day course for researchers and professionals interested to harness the potentials of geospatial methods in their respective domains. This course, Beyond Essentials, will address two key components: geospatial analysis and geo-visualisation. The course will engage participants to perform spatial analysis through hands-on exposure and practical case studies using free-and-open-source mapping applications. Indicative case studies are:

  • Site suitability analysis for siting of residential / commercial / industrial projects.
  • Species distribution modeling (to forecast potential distribution of species in question).

At the end of the program, participants will be able to appreciate the methods, gaining insights to apply appropriate techniques in their respective domains and eventually be able to perform spatial analysis for their own needs. 

Tools/Technologies exposed: QGIS, DIVA-GIS, openModeller, TileMill and Mapbox 

Faculty: The course will be taught by Dr. H. S. Sudhira and Dr. K. V. Gururaja.

Eligibility / Pre-requisites:

This program is open to participants from any domain and not limited to engineering, sciences, ecology and social sciences. However, exposure to geospatial datasets, formats and tools or experience working with any GIS software and handling spatial data is a must.

Participation is limited to 20 applicants. Participants are highly encouraged that they bring their own laptop.

Place: Gubbi, Tumkur District, Karnataka.

Important Dates:

Application deadline: 31st August 2013

Course will be held at Gubbi, Tumkur District, Karnataka: 14th – 15th September 2013.

Charges: Rs. 6,000 per participant. This includes basic accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. Charges include study material, and food with refreshments on both days. Transportation to the place has to be borne by participants. 

Application: Interested participants are encouraged to apply online here. Candidates will be short-listed first on the basis of their application. For more details, please contact: