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This may be of interest to our Subscribers or their colleagues working in East Africa.

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 Conference.

The Centre’s training focusses on high-quality free and open-source software, without the need for costly licenses and upgrade s. 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 Clocktower)

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: http://www.tzcrc.org...kills-workshop/

Email: workshops@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 packages."

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  •   www.tzcrc.org


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