GIS for Trails

Dates: Sunday, March 17 & Monday, March 18, 2019
(lunch provided both days)
Cost: $300
Instructor: Emilie Young Vigneault, Sentiers Boréals (PTBA Member)

workshop description

GIS is a great tool in trail building. It can be used as a layout tool for future development projects or as a mapping tool for user and risk management teams. In order to properly use GIS, you need to know how to manage your data, from collection to integration in a GIS software, how to properly layout your data for users maps or technical maps for trail builders. GIS is also a strong tool for trails assessment. Participants will be introduced to various GIS software, data collection from database and field data, basics of layout and trails assessments with hands-on experiments with QGIS.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn the strength and limitations of various GIS software and its uses for trails building, planning and management. They will get hands-on experience on the basics of mapping layout for users and trail builders with QGIS including collecting data and properly managing a database,

Workshop format

Day 1 Morning in the classroom, Afternoon 1-3 pm in the field, 3-4 pm in the classroom

Day 2 Morning in the classroom

Participants will need a laptop with QGIS software pre-install (free open-source available on internet for PC and MAC)