Wildlife data and maps: a workshop for Neighbourhood Planning - 17th Nov & 9th Feb

Saturday 17th November 2018, Didcot Baptist Church - fully booked

Saturday 9th February 2019, Wantage Mix

 

To support policies in your Neighbourhood Plan, you need evidence and maps.  To provide evidence to support your policies you need data.  And you will need to get these data onto maps.  But how do you work with these data and how do you make maps?  This workshop will help you answer both these questions.

We explore the data that Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre can provide on wildlife in your Neighbourhood Plan area.  We will also discuss other sources of environmental data that you may find useful to support your plan.  We will also show you how to use these data to make maps, using the free, open source programme QGIS.

This will be a hands-on practical workshop, at the end of which you will have made a map of your Neighbourhood Plan area.  We will show you how to access data, how to load it into QGIS and how to make maps from it.

You will receive:

  • Expert tuition
  • Course notes
  • Refreshments

You will need:

  • A laptop, ideally with QGIS downloaded and installed (details provided when booking)
  • Lunch

Tickets are £10. 

You can book your place here 

Wildlife data and maps: a workshop for Neighbourhood Planning flyer (PDF)

This workshop is delivered by the Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre and The Loose Goat

About TVERC

Thames Valley Environmental Records Centre (TVERC) is a not-for-profit organisation covering Berkshire and Oxfordshire. We are run by a partnership and are one of a national network of local records centres. We hold over 2 million records of flora and fauna in Berkshire and Oxfordshire, plus information about Local Wildlife and Geological Sites and Habitats.  

About The Loose Goat

The Loose Goat provided a range of services around GIS, map production and data. We specialise in the use of Open-Source mapping software as well as Open-Data resources. We support both the public/private sectors but also charities and community interest groups. www.loosegoat.com

Posted: October 5, 2018