[OSGeo Africa] GIS and stats training in Arusha, Tz

Howard Frederick simbamangu at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 06:12:23 PDT 2015

Arusha Bioinformatics Workshops 2015

GIS Mapping and statistics courses for conservation.

The Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre is pleased to announce a new
series of workshops for Nov-Dec 2015. Workshops will be held in Arusha,
Tanzania, in the week before and week after the TAWIRI Scientific

The Centre’s training focusses on high-quality free and open-source
software, without the need for costly licenses and upgrades. Trainers have
years of experience in both use and development of the software.

Venue: Courses will all be held in Arusha at Solomon House (near the

Costs: Course costs vary by number of days and include course materials and
lunch only.

Scholarships: A very limited number of places are available for attendance,
and students are advised to seek positions early.

For more information or inquiries regarding the skills workshop training,
see the detailed course descriptions and register on our website

Email: workshops at tzcrc.org
Phone: +255 684 813 848


Dates and costs

Introduction to statistics with R

"R is a free, open-source language and software, which is becoming one of
the most popular options for statistics and graphics in the sciences. It is
recommended for those needing to use statistics to analyse data who have
little or no experience of statistics. The course would also be an ideal
introduction to R for students with experience of other statistical

Trainer: Rob Critchlow (Univ. of York)

Prerequisites: Basic computer and mathematics skills.

23-27 Nov


5 days.

Cartographic design and map publication with QGIS

How to create and design high quality  maps with QGIS.

The course is aimed at those who wish to produce high quality maps for
standalone printing or as part of  reports and other publications.

Trainer: Mike Shand (University of Glasgow)

Prerequisites: A working knowledge of GIS and experience in map production.
Sense of creativity in professional content writing for official purpose.

25-27 Nov


3 days

GPS for fieldwork mapping

The course is aimed at fieldworkers who wish to quickly & efficiently map
and view their GPS data while in the field or in the office.

Trainer: Mike Shand (University of Glasgow)

Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of computers and understanding of
GPS and its terminologies.

30 Nov- 01 Dec


2 days

QGIS for mapping and cartography

An introduction to QGIS (a free GIS application). The course is aimed at
fieldworkers who wish to produce professional maps from their fieldwork
data and combining  it with other sources.

Trainer: Mike Shand (University of Glasgow)

Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of computers and some experience
working with map data captured through fieldwork.

7-11 Dec


5 days

Advanced QGIS with PostGIS

Setting up, managing and using a geodatabase in PostGIS, which offers
advanced GIS methods and analysis.

Trainer: Paolo Cavallini (Faunalia)

Prerequisites: Good working knowledge of QGIS, and a desire to develop
skills in PostGIS and analysis.

7-9 Dec


3 days

Tanzania Conservation Resource Centre

PO Box 485  •  Arusha, Tanzania
*+255 684 813 848 <%2B255%20684%20813%20848>  •   *www.tzcrc.org
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