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Wildlife Area Management

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (Quantum GIS) Application for Wildlife Management

Quantum GIS is a free online software for those that need the software in support of conservation objectives and activities regardless of where they are located.

Course Outcome

Use Quantum Geographical Information Systems in support of conservation objectives and activities

Learning Outcomes for this module:

  • Collect and Manage spatial data
  • Use GIS in the identification of general reserve planning requirements
  • Use GIS in the planning of reserve development and land-use planning
  • Use and apply GIS in support of conservation planning and activities management

Strategic areas covered

  • Introduction to Quantum GIS
  • Theme properties and display
  • Presentation of data
  • Tabular display and editing
  • Map projections
  • Vector data capture & introduction to raster data
  • Spatial analyses
  • Map layouts
  • Natural information collection kit (NICK)
  • QCIS


Who can attend?

This course is suitable for Park Wardens, Conservation Agency Management Staff, People involved in designing, planning, monitoring and evaluation of Parks and Reserves or Conservation Programmes. Applicants must have knowledge, comprehension and application of English.



This course is a NQF level 6 course and is institutionally accredited by the Southern African Wildlife College.


Course Duration

10 days


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