Hands-on Workshop on Basics of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Hands-on Workshop on Basics of Geographic Information System (GIS)

10.02.2020, Monday to 12.02.2020, Wednesday
Indian Institute of Bank Management, Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara, Guwahati.

Certificate Training Programme on improving your skills in basic GIS

Duration and Venue

The technical workshop will be held from 10th to 12th February 2020 at the Indian Institute of Bank Management, Jawahar Nagar, Khanapara, Guwahati.

Background to the Workshop

Have you ever wondered how the beautiful maps that depict regions, continents or more are done? Have you been longing to learn to create maps for your project? Here is an opportunity for you to learn basics of map making commonly called as Geographic Information System or GIS.

The three day long workshop will aim to impart basic knowledge on GIS. The participants will learn how to collect data using Global Positioning System (GPS), import data to software and create maps. Furthermore, a detailed theory related to GIS and map making and its application in ecology, environmental science and conservation will be given. The extensive laboratory based hands-on assignments will help participants on first-hand knowledge in creating maps.

Course Structure

The programme covers
Session 1: Fundamentals of Mapping
Session 2: Geospatial data – Resources and repositories
Session 3: QGIS: Installation and Overview
Session 4: Data visualization using QGIS
Session 5: Data analysis using QGIS
Session 6: Map production using QGIS

Tools exposed: We will use open source GIS – QGIS software, Google Earth Pro®, GPS Essentials (for Android phones) throughout the programme.

Course Fee

There is no registration fee for attending the workshop. All the participants will be provided training materials, tea/ coffee and food (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for all three-days. Accommodation and food will be provided at the university hostel. No Travel Allowance (TA) will be provided to the participants. All participants have to bear the expenses of travel between their home town/ institute and training place. However, local travel expenses for field visits during the workshop will be borne by the organisers.

Who Can Apply

Students (B.Sc, M.Sc, PhDs), Post-Doctoral Fellows, Early career scientists (Applicants should be from/working in North-East India)

Application Deadline

Interested candidates may fill in the form provided in the link below by 25th January, 2020

Selected applicants will be notified by 27th January, 2020

Apply Online


For more information or queries, please contact:

Sajitha T P: sajitha.tp@atree.org (ATREE)

G Ravikanth: gravikanth@atree.org (ATREE)


The workshop is conducted under the aegis of Department of Biotechnology funded project “Bioresources and Sustainable Livelihoods in Northeast India”.