Archive for September 28th, 2014

September 28, 2014

Week of Workshops

This week I jumped into teaching GIS software to the GIS group that has formed at UCBC. For two days I taught them the basics of QGIS and the final day introduced JOSM (Java Open Street Map) Editor and Field Papers. We were able to bring in the test data that the students collected the week before and start analysing it. I also showed the students how I created a base map by tracing a satellite image using JOSM. It is such a cool experience to see the students’ excitement as they are given tools to analyse themes in the community that they were probably already aware of qualitatively, but can now analyse, communicate, and respond to.


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