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Open Source GIS Training for Improved Protected Area Planning and Management in Samoa

Dataset contains training material on using open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve protected area planning and management from workshops that were conducted on February 19-21 and October 6-7, 2020. Specifically, the dataset contains lectures on GIS fundamentals, QGIS 3.x, and global positioning system (GPS), as well as country-specific datasets and a workbook containing exercises for viewing data, editing/creating datasets, and creating map products in QGIS. Supplemental videos that narrate a step-by-step recap and overview of these processes are found in the Related Content section of this dataset.

Funding for this workshop and material was funded by the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme. The BIOPAMA programme is an initiative of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States financed by the European Union's 11th European Development Fund. BIOPAMA is jointly implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature {IUCN) and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC-JRC). In the Pacific region, BIOPAMA is implemented by IUCN's Oceania Regional Office (IUCN ORO) in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). The overall objective of the BIOPAMA programme is to contribute to improving the long-term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources in the Pacific ACP region in protected areas and surrounding communities through better use and monitoring of information and capacity development on management and governance.

Data and Resource

Lecture 2 - QGIS Basics

Lecture on the country-specific data and QGIS…

Lecture 3 - GPS Fundamentals

Lecture on the fundamentals of GPS devices and…

QGIS Fundamentals: Viewing Spatial Data & Producing a Map Workbook

Workbook containing exercises on viewing data…

Country-specific Data for QGIS Exercises

GIS datasets that are used in the exercises…

Field Value
Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 15 February 2022
Release Date 05 July 2021
Source URL
Identifier c060458c-9c56-48a4-8971-23ab7605e25d
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Samoa
Relevant Countries Samoa
Language English (United States)
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Bradley Eichelberger, SPREP PIPAP GIS Consultant
Contact Name Protected Areas Officer
Contact Email [email protected]