Welcome to Module 3 of ‘Introducing GIS for conservation’. In this module, we focus on how locations are defined in a GIS, enabling us to precisely map the location of real-world objects, and communicate those locations so datasets can be accurately overlaid

Learning objectives

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

  • List the components of a spatial reference system
  • Describe the difference between geographic and projected spatial reference systems
  • Add point locations to QGIS from a text file
  • Set the spatial reference system of a QGIS project
  • Reproject a layer

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