Georeferencing workshop (Ottawa 2010)


ottawa-2010-meeting Canadensys and the University of California, Berkeley are organizing a lunch-time meeting on June 4, 2010, and a one day georeferencing workshop on June 5, 2010 at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. The meeting and the workshop are sponsored by the Canada-California Strategic Innovation Partnership (CCSIP) and take place during and after the SPNHC & CBA-ABC Joint Conference 2010.

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Workshop description

This workshop deals with the georeferencing techniques needed to correctly interpret and complete the geographic information of biodiversity data in general and in the context of the digitization of biological collections in particular. Participants will learn how to calculate geographic coordinates, their precision and uncertainty, and how to georeference using paper maps, Google Earth and BioGeomancer. The workshop builds on the experience of a team who led many previous workshops and seminars on this subject around the world. Participants are expected to bring their own computer and will be required to access the internet through a Wi-Fi connection. The number of participants is limited to 45.

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