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PVS0134

GIS in Animal Science

- GIS basics and GIS in Animal Science (epidemiology)

- How can I use GIS in my research? Short presentations of how the participants use GIS or want to use the GIS in their research.

- GIS at SLU (data access and programs)

- Open access GIS (Installation of QGIS, plus knowledge of other open source software in GIS)

- GIS in R

- Introduction to spatial modeling (interpolation methods, spatial correlations etc.)

- Presentation of GIS-assignment by the participants

Kursplan

PVS0134 GIS in Animal Science, 2,0 Hp

Ämnen

Husdjursvetenskap

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Förkunskapskrav

Admitted to a postgraduate program in animal science, biology, veterinary medicine or related subjects, and basic knowledge in R (for ex. the course "Introduction to R" by VMAS)

Mål

After completing the course the student shall be able to

1) describe and explain fundamental concepts related to spatial data and GIS,

2) use basic spatial analysis tools and perform basic spatial analysis in R and QGIS

3) produce and interpret basic maps and spatial information

4) use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis as a tool in an oral report presented at the course

Innehåll

- GIS basics and GIS in Animal Science (epidemiology)

- How can I use GIS in my research? Short presentations of how the participants use GIS or want to use the GIS in their research.

- GIS at SLU (data access and programs)

- Open access GIS (Installation of QGIS, plus knowledge of other open source software in GIS)

- GIS in R

- Introduction to spatial modeling (interpolation methods, spatial correlations etc.)

- Presentation of GIS-assignment by the participants

Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

Participation in at least 4 meetings and oral presentation of course-project

Ytterligare information

The course consists of five half or whole-day meetings with lectures and computer exercises. In addition the students are expected to do individual work in between meetings. The students will bring their own computers to work on.

Ansvarig institution/motsvarande

Institutionen för Husdjurens utfodring och vård