Our short courses are designed for those seeking to develop new skills without a major commitment of time and energy. Each of our workshops are supervised by degree-qualified industry professionals with decades of experience in geoscience-related fields.
Introducing Google Maps and Google Earth
This workshop will show you how to use Google Maps and Google Earth to support land management and planning, and how to share your knowledge using maps, movies and photos. Participants will learn how to use Google’s virtual Earth to search and navigate; map areas; record place marks; create tracks; and share digital map data.
Working with Spatial Information
This workshop provides an overview of the range of spatial information formats and technologies that are available to support community-based natural resource management. Participants will learn how to build a spatial data library, use and annotate a PDF map, create metadata, and work with data that has been collected from field surveys.
Mapping for Business
This practical workshop has three main themes: (1) understanding the mobile consumer; (2) getting your business on the map using online services including Google Maps and Apple’s Map Connect; and (3) a tour of exciting developments in location-aware technology that are relevant to business.
Mapping for Landcare
This hands-on workshop demonstrates a range of mapping techniques relevant to landcare practitioners, from simple hardcopy-based community facilitation exercises to the latest GPS-based methods for data capture in the field. Recent developments in online mapping are also discussed.
Developing a Regional Landcare Action Plan
This workshop is designed to support Landcare coordinators responsible for the delivery of a Regional Landcare Action Plan. It details the key elements of an Action Plan and steps out a process to go from planning to stakeholder consultation, and ultimately, to community endorsement.
Collect, Manage and Analyse Environmental Data
This workshop is all about data, from first principles to statistical analysis. Participants will learn about data types and formats, data audit procedures, survey design, data integration and presentation. The focus is on providing a concise overview of the research process for those involved in natural resource management.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting for NRM
Natural resource managers are often required to monitor, evaluate and report on projects and activities under funding agreements with government departments or other sponsors. This workshop introduces the “MERI Framework” for natural resource management, along with general principles of adaptive management and environmental monitoring.
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