Date: 05-July-2020
Time: 10.00 am to 01.00 pm

About Workshop and Course

 “Introduction to GIS and Mapping using QGIS” is a value-added technical course, designed for people who want to learn GIS skills using the Open Source GIS package Quantum GIS (QGIS) is an effective alternative to the widely used commercial software package ArcGIS. The workshop is basically aimed at Research Scholars and students pursuing their Postgraduate studies. However, Faculty members are also encouraged to apply for the workshop. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their application and CV.

E-Certificate will be issued for all participants by the Novel Research Academy. 

Prerequisite for attending the workshop:

All participants are expected to bring their own laptops with QGIS installed through online classes.  The latest version of QGIS can be downloaded from the following website: https://qgis.org/en/site/. This workshop is open to participants of any domain including engineering, technology, life sciences, diploma, ecology and social sciences. However, this workshop content will be more oriented towards Biological Sciences, Life Sciences, and Ecology & Environmental Sciences. Preliminary knowledge in GIS and mapping is not a requirement for attending the course.

What will you learn from the workshop 

  • Understand the basic principles of Geographic Systems  GIS (GIS)
  • Gain familiarity with QGIS software
  • Creating maps using QGIS
  • Carrying out basic spatial analysis in QGIS

 Registration Fees and Payment details:

For each student, research scholar, faculty member, scientist & researcher: 350 INR

Mode of Payment: Registration fee can be paid through IMPS/RTGS/NEFT transfer.

Account Details:

Account Link: https://www.payunow.com/nracademy

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation will not be possible after final acceptance of the application

Last date for submission of application: 3rd-July-2020

Resource Person and course instructor:

Dr. Ravichandra Mondreti, Project Scientist

National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Bhubaneswar site office, Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, UMR 5175, CNRS – Université de Montpellier – Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier – EPHE, Montpellier, France.

Skilled in Statistical computing and modeling in R, MATLAB and other statistical packages

Course Content

Course Contents

Introduction to GIS and QGIS

  • GIS Fundamentals
  • Exploring the QGIS Interface
  • Understanding map projections and coordinate systems
  • Introduction to Vector and Raster data
  • Importing and working with data
  • Introduction to Symbology and Attributes

 Spatial Analysis

  • Overview of tools spatial analysis
  • Spatial Query
  • Spatial Overlay
  • Map Algebra
  • Geoprocessing

Hands-on-training: Introduction to GIS

  • Importing and working with the datasets
  • Adding external layers and labeling
  • Visualizing map elements
  • Querying and Basic GIS analysis
  • Working with Map composer

 Hands-on-training: spatial analysis

  • Loading the data files
  • Understanding the data
  • Georeferencing
  • Using Raster calculator
  • Using geoprocessing wizard


Basic statistics

  • Distributions
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Descriptive vs Inferential statistics
  • Univariate vs Bivariate, Numerical vs Categorical
  • Hypothesis tests: Parametric vs Non-parametric

 Graphics and plotting

  • Data visualisation
  • Exploratory data analysis (EDA)
  • Base graphics
  • Advanced plotting – graphics using ggplot2

 Inferential Statistics

  • T-test
  • Chi-square test
  • General linear models
  • Introduction to Non parametric tests

 How to plan your Data analysis project in R

  • Organising your datasets
  • Understanding your dataset
  • Choosing and performing a statistical test
  • Interpreting your results


Workshop Coordinator

Dr. D. Mohandass, Director, Novel Research Academy

194, Thiruvalluvar Salai, Kuyavarpalayam, Puducherry – 605 013.

Mobile. No. +91 9790673053.Email: dmohandass04@gmail.com

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