Using Maps to Create Knowledge & Solve Problems : Introduction to GIS
May 26th to
Tue, Thur –
4 to 5:30pm
28th May, 2021
Pre-college courses to explore specific disciplines
3-Weeks live, online courses during holidays
India's best faculty, amazing peers & learning support
Completion certificate from ashoka university
About The Course
How do maps change political choices in the world? How do you decide where to place a windmill? How is resettlement decided after dam construction? Visualising large amounts of geospatial data on maps makes it easier to understand the phenomenon being studied. It allows the learners to gain perspective of dynamic processes such as climate change, wildlife conservation, land planning, economic and financial resource distribution.
This hands-on course teaches you basic skills in geographic information system (GIS) data visualisation and remote sensing with the aim to inculcate research-thinking and data-crunching and with the expectation that students will be able to conduct their own mini-projects by the end of the course.
This course is for you if you hope to engage with complex real-world problems and study them across any field.
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Ph.D Columbia University
Meghna Agarwala is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at Ashoka University. Prior to joining Ashoka University, she was a post-doctoral research scientist at Earth Institute, Columbia University and Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia. The focus of her work is ecology, conservation biology, and remote sensing. She received her Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology from Columbia University, and an MS from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She also studied Environmental Sciences at JNU, New Delhi.
Horizons Course Objectives
Discover Your Interest and Aptitude
Go Deep Into Specific Disciplines
Learn with Amazing Peers from Schools across India
Explore Unique Perspectives and Ideas
Develop New Skills and Abilities
Learning Support for the Course
Sujay Dhanagare graduated from Ashoka University with a major in economics and a minor in environmental studies in 2020. He is currently working on his thesis as part of the Ashoka Scholar’s Programme, 2021. Broadly, his research interests are wildlife and biodiversity conservation.