[MARMAM] Live Online Training Course: An Introduction To Integrating QGIS/GIS And R For Spatial Analysis - 19th to 22nd October 2020

cdmacleod at gisinecology.com cdmacleod at gisinecology.com
Tue Sep 8 03:41:32 PDT 2020


We are now taking bookings for the next run of our live, online course
titled _An Introduction To Integrating QGIS/GIS and R For Spatial
Analysis_. It will be held via the Zoom online video-conferencing
platform between the 19th and the 22 of October 2020. 

The course will consist of a mix of background talks and practical
sessions held over four 3-hour sessions. One session needs to be
completed each day, and attendees will have a choice of completing it
between 10:00 and 13:00 British Summer Time (primarily aimed at those in
Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe) or between 18:00 an d 21:00 British
Summer Time (primarily aimed at those in North, Central and South
America). This allows the course to be as accessible from as many
different time zones as possible. 

Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 24 people per session. It
will cost GBP 250 per person (with a discounted rate of GBP 195 for
students, the unwaged and those working for registered charities). To
book a place, or for more information, visit
http://gisinecology.com/online-course-an-introduction-to-integrating-qgis-gis-and-r-for-spatial-analysis/
or email info at GISinEcology.com. 

GIS and statistical analysis are two of the most fundamental software
tools for marine mammalogists wishing to conduct spatial analyses, which
is, itself, a cornerstone for the management and conservation of marine
mammal species. However, GIS and statistical analyses have their own
sets of software packages, and sometimes it can be difficult to know how
to integrate the two. This course is aimed at those who wish to learn
how to use and integrate QGIS (the leading freely available GIS software
package) and R (the leading freely available data analysis software
package) for spatial analysis. It will be taught by Dr. Colin D.
MacLeod, the author of 'An Introduction To Integrating QGIS And R for
Spatial Analysis [1]' (Pictish Beast Publications) and a renowned expert
in using GIS in biological and ecological research. He is also a
co-author of the recently published 'An Introduction To Basic Statistics
For Biologists Using R [2]', which is a practical guide to carrying out
the analysis of biological data in R. The course assumes no prior
knowledge of either QGIS/GIS or R, and so is open to complete beginners
as well as those how know how to use one of these software packages, and
wish to learn how to integrate it with the other. 

GIS and statistical analysis are two of the most fundamental software
tools for modern biologists wishing to conduct spatial analyses.
However, each have their own sets of software packages, and sometimes it
can be difficult to know how to integrate the two. This course will
provide an introduction to the integration of QGIS (the leading freely
available GIS software package) and R (the leading data analysis
software packages used by biologists) to create a combined tool set that
makes the most of the strengths of each of these individual software
packages. It will consist of a series of background sessions on using
GIS and R for spatial analysis, mixed in with practical sessions where
you will learn how to use QGIS, how to use R, and how to integrate two
to complete a spatial analysis project. This last part will include
working through an example project, starting with creating a high
quality map for publication through creating raster data layers of
environmental variables, joining data together based on their spatial
relationships and analysing the combined data set using R (including
creating summary statistics, conducting linear regressions and
conducting generalised additive modelling - GAMs). While it will
primarily be based around QGIS, this course is taught using
software-independent approach, and it is also open to those who wish to
learn how to use ArcGIS to do biological GIS. 

When you attend this course you will receive a free copy of An
Introduction To Integrating QGIS And R for Spatial Analysis [1] (GIS For
Biologists Workbooks) as the practical exercises in that course are
based on the ones contained in that book. NOTE: If you wish to use
ArcGIS software for this course, alternative materials will be provided
for the practical sessions.

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GIS IN ECOLOGY - Providing Training, Advice And Consultancy On The Use
Of GIS In Ecology

Web: www.GISinEcology.com [3] Email: info at GISinEcology.com

Need to ask a question about using GIS? Try the GIS In Ecology Forum:
www.GISinEcology.com/GIS_in_Ecology_forum.htm [4]

Books From GIS In Ecology Staff:

GIS For Biologists: A Practical Introduction For Undergraduates; RRP:
£24.99
An Introduction To Integrating QGIS And R For Spatial Analysis; RRP:
£19.99
An Introduction To Species Distribution Modelling (SDM) Using QGIS And
R; RRP: £19:99 

If you wish to purchase these books, visit:
http://www.gisinecology.com/book-shop/

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[1]
http://gisinecology.com/an-introduction-to-integrating-qgis-and-r-for-spatial-analysis-gis-for-biologists-workbooks-series/
[2] http://gisinecology.com/stats-for-biologists-1
[3] http://www.GISinEcology.com
[4] http://www.GISinEcology.com/GIS_in_Ecology_forum.htm
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