An advocacy-cum-training on geographic information system (GIS) was carried out for the highland livestock officials from 3-7 March at the National Highland Research & Development Centre (NHRDC) Jakar, Bumthang. It was aimed to build the capacity of officials on the application of GIS tool in highland livestock development activities.
It was attended by 38 highland officials from NHRDC, National Research and Development Centre for Animal Nutrition, National Horse Breeding Farm and Integrated Yak Breeding Centre, Haa. Participants were introduced to QGIS free software and its application in general context. They also learn to install QGIS software, create maps, print quality maps using composer, create shape files, joining data, editing attribute table, geo processing tool (clipping and buffering) and importing and exporting data from QGIS to google earth and vis-a-vis. They further learn to gather field information using mobile SW maps and downloading the data to QGIS.
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