Mapping All Over the World

♫ And I like it, I like it…

It’s been nearly four months since we released our free Environmental Quantum GIS Training YouTube series (read the original blog post here) and we couldn’t be happier with the uptake and positive response from the public and the environmental community. We’ve received emails from all over the globe requesting a copy of the training manual and data, and that Status Quo earworm has been with me ever since I saw the map we created showing where they were coming from…

QGIS Participants Map

Gaia Resources, in partnership with the State Natural Resource Management Program and the Dieback Working Group, set out to create this training material to give back to the people that look after the environment, one of the core reasons we come to work every day.

What has been really encouraging is the range of professions of people requesting the training material – we have heard from professors, botanists, zoologists, ecologists, marine biologists, environmental health officers, students and PhD candidates from across the globe. It has been particularly exciting knowing that students are gaining knowledge and experience from this material.  Apart from our map above (which tracks where we’ve got emails from people), the region statistics from YouTube also showed a broad geographical range of viewers – 89 regions in total!

QGIS_views_by_country_map

We hope to add more videos in future and look forward to seeing more people take advantage of these resources (we might be already working on an update for QGIS 3.0…).

If you would like to get started with this training, please contact us at training@gaiaresources.com.au for a copy of the training data. Our custom and classroom style QGIS training courses are also still available, and information about those and our online training offerings can be found on our website.  We’ve been doing quite a bit of custom training lately – so get in touch if you need help!

We’re always keen to hear your feedback on training and what else you would like to see as part of the video series, so please get in touch with our team via the training@gaiaresources.com.au or start a conversation with us on our  FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn feeds.

Happy mapping!

Tracey

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