Getting Started

The Mapping Component

Remember, that in order to complete the practical mapping component you will need to either have ArcGIS installed (this is a paid-for-licence) or be using QGIS. Our practical component works on both platforms.

Here are the necessary links:



Emailing you the shapefiles

Once you are fully enrolled, we will email you the components needed to complete the practical leopard mapping excercise. This can be done throughout the 4 weeks and, should you encounter any problems, you will be able to ask our GIS specialist, Jonathan,by email as well as any other questions that may interest you.

Download Win-Zip to open the files

WinZip downloadable here -

Using the Teachable Platform as you learn

We have posted a short tutorial made for the learners on our Priority Species Course - remember that you will be clicking on the Mapping for Conservationists Course. This short tutorial will show you how to gain access and work the Teachable platform.

Here also is a link to the Teachable Support site should any issues arise:

Mapping being used in Conservation

Should you be interested, either before or after the course, please do download SMART onto your phone or your laptop and have a play. The app can be accessed from your app store or at this link.

Furthermore, please have a watch of the two YouTube links below: SMART Reporting and AI for animals. Both of these tools are powered by esri

wildlife-conservation and mapping.pdf
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