This course is designed for students who have little or no prior experience with GIS, regardless of
their skill level or experience in permaculture or other disciplines. With GIS, you can create more
efficient and effective systems by capturing, storing, analyzing, and presenting geographic
information. GIS enables users to observe from a wider angle and combine views that are invisible
to the naked eye, providing a comprehensive approach to project design.
By learning these skills, students will gain additional knowledge that can help them design better
permaculture, nature conservation, or environmental management projects. Participants will receive a detailed handbook that will serve as a valuable guide for future projects.
+ GIS and mapping theory
+ Digital mapping: digitizing the real world
creating editable & holistic maps
+ Data acquisition & access: open-source GIS data
+ Site assessment & Terrain analysis: applying environmental analysis
to facilitate decision-making processes (climate, slope, soils,…)
+ Network | Vicinity Analysis
+ Watersheds and Streams
+ Remote sensing: satellite / areal imagery and its applications
deriving plant health, soil moisture, fires, etc.
+ 3D visualization
+ GIS FieldOps: combining smartphone apps with desktop GIS systems
+ Making Maps: visualizing and exporting your outputs