Organisation: The Rivers Trust
Type: Technical Support & Training
The best way to encourage and facilitate the use of the spatial data in GIS applications is to train practitioners to develop their GIS and spatial data skills and, in so doing, build capability in their organisations. Environmental professionals are often highly ‘geographically literate’, but they do still require specialised, application-based training to become skilled GIS technicians who can then incorporate the robust and effective use of GIS into their day-to-day work.
To meet the growing demand for GIS training in the environmental sector Westcountry Rivers Trust have teamed up with the University of Reading, The Scottish Fisheries Coordination Centre (SFCC) and the Catchment Based Approach Support Group to develop a series of intensive GIS short-courses specifically tailored to develop and disseminate best practice and technical GIS skills for practitioners engaged in catchment management planning, landscape ecology, fisheries science, river restoration, ecology and conservation biology.
This webinar is aimed at CaBA partnerships who would like to know more about how ArcGIS Online and Story Maps can help share data and evidence, publish a catchment plan and engage stakeholders. We structure the webinar around some key questions, with demonstrations of some of the catchment story maps which have been developed by CaBA Partnerships.
We have also developed a one-day technical training course to train CaBA partnerships in how to begin publishing online data and story maps. The first course was run in Darlington in Feb 2018, and we can repeat this if there is sufficient interest.
After completing this course you will:
View the course outline and tell us if you’d be interested in attending a future training course – the cost is likely to be in the region of £150-200, depending on the venue.
Here is the first in what we hope will be a series of bite-sized ArcGIS Online training videos.
This one is a 5 minute introduction to the online CaBA data package and how to filter the datasets to your own catchment: