Have you completed the pre-course survey and joined our community forum? If not, please return to the 'Preparation' module above :point_up:


Welcome to Module 1 of ‘Introducing GIS for conservation’. We’re so pleased to have you here! :green_heart:

In this module, you’ll take your first steps in using QGIS, including adding data to a new project and managing how layers are displayed. You will also decide a specific learning goal that you want to achieve by the end of the course

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how you want to use GIS to support your own conservation work
  • Distinguish between GIS projects, layers and spatial data
  • Create a GIS project
  • Add layers to your project and manage their display order
  • View a layer’s properties
  • View a layer’s attributes table
  • Use the Identify tool to view a feature’s attributes

Before we open QGIS, let’s get to know each other :smiley: Go to the next page to introduce yourself to the other conservationists on this course

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