CRC hosts the 2012 GIS day

GIS day

GIS day is the celebration of GIS

Open day on map making and GIS at the Conservation Resource Centre, 14 November

The Conservation Resource Centre (CRC) is a small (but helpful!) non-profit educational organisation based in Arusha that works with students and researchers in science and conservation.

If you’re interested in learning about using maps, using a GPS, or making your own maps, the CRC is hosting an informal ‘open day’ for World GIS Day on the 14th of November, which will be an opportunity for hands-on use of GPS units, a chance to talk to people who use GPS and computerised mapping professionally, and to learn about free and open-source applications for making your own maps.We will have a small computer lab set up with GIS applications, and a chance to use several models of GPS units.

Location: The Solomon’s Flat building, at the Anglican Cathedral Church (click for map).

Cost: Free! (but the CRC is dependent on donations and could always use the help).

Schedule:

  • 0900-1200: come anytime in the morning for an informal ‘hands-on’ with GPS, and to see demonstrations of mapping systems including Quantum GIS and Google Earth.
  • 1300-1430: Presentations by local organisations using GIS mapping, including businesses in Arusha and field conservation work.
  • 1500-1700: Lecture & computer lab – Introduction to QGIS – a free, easy-to-use mapping application. We’ll help install QGIS on your Windows, Mac or Linux laptop and you can take a set of free data for Tanzania to use with it.

Contact the Centre (workshops@tzcrc.org) if you have any questions – karibuni wote!

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