WILDCARE Friends of GIS
Friends of GIS are a self help group that meet on a regular basis to learn the QGIS mapping software. We come from a wide range of Wildcare groups across the state and help each other to prepare maps for grant applications or general interest. We also support groups to use the Fulcrumapp software for in field data collection.
- QGIS Package 1 - Getting started - downloading the software and getting it installed (Windows PC)
- QGIS Package 2 - Downloading some background raster maps
- QGIS Package 3 - Tasmanian vector data - where to get it and important attribution requirements
- QGIS Package 4 - Some online documents and videos on using QGIS
- SampleMap - Sample of the sort of maps that we create
Who we are
Friends of GIS are a self help group that meet on a sporadic basis to learn the QGIS software. We come from a wide range of Wildcare groups across the state and help each other to prepare maps of our areas of interest.
Members have a range of special interests. We can support users on Windows, Mac for QGIS and Apple and Android devices for Fulcum. QGIS was chosen as our software of choice as its open source and free meaning there is no barrier for anyone wanting to learn. Its also supported world wide by a very active community of developers and users.
Where we work
At this stage we hold our sessions at the Parks and Wildlife Offices at Glenorchy (1-3 Murrayfield Court, Glenorchy) however we are keen to support people in other locations. This can be accomplished via email or skype sessions if so desired.
What we do
We are all learning the QGIS software as well as the fundamentals of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This includes the use of GPS’s for data capture. We also have use of Fulcrum software for data capture in the field using iPads. If you would like assistance in capturing data just drop us an email and will try and assist you with your issues. We can also help individuals with GPS problems (updating firmware, uploading and downloading waypoints and tracks). We are always keen to try out any software that makes field data capture easier and more effective for branches in the long term.
Phil is also available for one on one sessions with groups or individuals to get them started using QGIS, prepare datasets for your area of interest or to help develop forms in Fulcrum for field data collection.
Most recently the Fulcrum software has been used for the following purposes
- Rat eradication on Big Green Island, Georges Rocks
- Weed management on Deal, Tasman and Maatsuyker Islands
- Historic artifacts collection on Tasman Island
President – Phil Wyatt email@example.com