Learning goals, June-July 2021

Share your GIS learning goals by replying to this post, when invited in the course materials for Module 1

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My goals for this course is to gain the basics of using GIS as a tool to apply in the working environment.

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What an interesting topic to learn on, GIS has been a dream to me, especially understanding it. Firstly I thought it was simple like reading a map but how a map is done was a total black out for me. So I find it interesting that every data that I get into the field reflect on a map I will be understanding it origin and how it ended up being vital information. I am interested on learning basic of GIS.

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Hi Everyone, I’ve used GIS before but far too long ago and I’d like to refresh my skills and learn new tips and tricks.

Thanks

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Hi there, I’m working on a study that looks at tracking visitor movement around a zoo/park using GPS and so using QGIS is a great way to visualise data in terms of heat maps and paths. I am also just looking to re-fresh the basics !

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I’ve had some small attempts at ArcGIS that were not time efficient because I had trouble getting map data for the areas we needed to study. I’d like to make another try here that will hopefully enable us to document findings in Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and the southern Caribbean.

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Learn how to create, edit, visualize and perform analysis in QGIS.
Thanks for the open course.

Hi there, my learning goal is to be able to import my field data into QGIS, align field data with layers in a different spatial reference system to create a non contradicting map. for example; creating a map with refence of all different alien plants in a region and clearly link all vital layers in a map with a good referencing,

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Just being a little more specific in my goals - as well as just a general refresh it would be good to be able to plot all our grey squirrel management effort as it happens to help plan future work in real time - at the moment it takes quite a few months for it to come back to us via the data team so it would be good to be able to do this myself and make decisions quicker which can be vital for stopping incursions.

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i am more than proud of my self. i find this so interesting and simple to learn.it was at first difficult to install QGIS software application on my desktop but i finaly managed. it was not that really easy at first but i managed to follow the guide till i managed to create my own map.

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Hello again!

My learning goal for this course is to be able to build and upload my own field data into QGIS on any future research projects I am a part of. In the past, especially while working with Texas horned lizards, I relied heavily on a GIS specialist to consolidate all of my GPS data and field notes into ArcGIS. This did not allow me to accurately track highly-mobile individuals, especially when I would work over the weekend and the GIS specialist was not in the office. I was also not able to request layers that would have better shown the plant and habitat types preferred by the lizards including at varying times of day or over the course of the year. There were so many facets to their life history I could have better documented, had I created my own QGIS data file.

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My primary goal for this course is to learn how to create maps from the data that I collect on aerial surveillance flights (using .gpx files from my GPS and .csv files from data points). I already have a limited knowledge of GIS from making maps of my flights with Google Earth, but I would like to create a more professional looking finished product using QGIS. I would also like to learn from the other participants of the course about their field work and how QGIS can be used for other conservation applications.

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I haven’t used qgis before, however, it is a requirement for my course and future job so I am here to learn as a beginner and hopefully become proficient

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My main goal is to be able to create informative, correct, and great maps with my data about distribution to the species I have being work on, to inform and help to develop conservation strategies for conservation.

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As a beginner with no current GIS projects to work on, my goals are not very specific, but I would like to be able to map populations in their habitats, hopefully in the future using my own data! I enjoy this type of work, and GIS skills seem to be highly in demand, so I would like to have a solid understanding of the basics! Some more concrete benchmark goals would be to learn how to get my own data into QGIS, and where to find online data sources like the Copernicus global land cover map we used in this module!

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As a beginner, I would like to gain basic understanding of using GIS. This will help me to create clear maps with villages and farms of Niassa Special Reserve, and import field data on outreach programs I and my colleagues do.

My goal for this course is to have a sense of how to operate GIS and work with it

Hi everyone, is a game changing for me as using radio-telemetry and GPS to look at tracking lizard’s movement in their habitat preference to visualize data easily on the map.

Keep it up!

I’d like to get the basics down to compare land-use/agricultural expansion in a specific state in India from 10 years ago to now.

My goal is to learn the basics of QGIS which I will apply to the work I’m doing.

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