Online GIS for citizen science and stewardship workshop
- End Date: May 13, 2010
- City: Castlegar BC
- Venue: Selkirk College
- Instructor: Ian Parfitt
The Columbia Mountains Institute partnered with Selkirk College to host this one day workshop, which was attended by 18 people and instructed by Ian Parfitt with assistance by Dr. Brendan Wilson. Topics included an overview of the power of maps in society; the use of GIS in participatory decision making; a guided tour and demonstrations of Kootenay web-based mapping resources; and how to generate maps using several readily available tools such as iMAP BC (a portal to environmental and natural resources information in BC), Columbia Basin Biodiversity Atlas, and the Columbia Basin Watershed Interactive Map. By the end of the day, participants had learned how to use online GIS mapping resources to learn about an area of interest, and how to make their own customized maps.