By Colin D. MacLeod
This supplementary workbook includes 5 routines overlaying the sensible use of GIS in marine biology. those routines objective to introduce marine biologists to utilizing QGIS (or Quantum GIS), a freely-available, open-source GIS software program package deal, and diversity from creating a uncomplicated map of the destinations the place a species was once recorded for inclusion in a e-book, or presentation to making grids of species presence-absence, richness and abundance, and grids of environmental variables. The routines are designed to be within the order they're offered, and paintings with a particular information set which might be downloaded individually for free.
Working via those 5 workouts may help the amateur GIS consumer receive adventure in operating with GIS and so increase their GIS talents. in contrast to such a lot different GIS tutorials, this knowledge is particularly awarded in a marine organic context and the entire workouts use actual facts from a marine organic learn. for that reason, those workouts usually tend to give you the type of adventure in utilizing GIS that marine biologists will locate worthwhile and acceptable to their very own research.
These routines are awarded within the related easy-to-follow movement diagram-based layout first brought within the ‘How To...’ portion of ‘An creation To utilizing GIS In Marine Biology’. they're followed by means of pictures which express the consumer how their GIS venture may still glance as they growth throughout the workouts, letting them evaluate their very own paintings to the predicted results.
This is a part of the PSLS sequence of books which use Task-Oriented studying (TOL) to coach the sensible software of analysis abilities to the lifestyles sciences. This contains demonstrating how those abilities can be utilized within the particular conditions during which they're more likely to be required instead of focusing on educating theoretical frameworks or on educating abilities in a accepted or summary demeanour. via seeing how the same tactics are used to accomplish numerous diversified ambitions inside a selected box, it turns into more uncomplicated for the reader to spot the overall ideas at the back of the sensible program of those procedures and, hence, to move them to novel occasions they could come across within the future.
Table Of Contents:
2. the best way to Use The QGIS 2.4.0 software program person Interface.
3. workout One: making a Map Of Species Distribution For A Publication.
4. workout : making a Presence-Absence Raster facts Layer.
5. workout 3: making a Species Richness Raster info Layer From Survey Data.
6. workout 4: making a Polygon Grid Sata Layer Of Abundance in step with Unit attempt From Survey Data.
7. workout 5: growing Raster facts Layers Of Environmental Variables.
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An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology: Supplementary Workboook Seven: An Introduction To Using QGIS (Quantum GIS) by Colin D. MacLeod