GPS/GIS training for livestock officials

22-26 July, Jakar: The National Highland Research and Development Centre (NHRDC), Bumthang organised five days training on basic GPS/GIS for officials of NHRDC, National Research and Development Centre for Animal Nutrition and Brown Swiss Cattle Farm. Kuenzang Dorji, the resource person from the Nature Study Centre, Khebeythang in Wangdue facilitated the training.

The training provided basic hands-on-skills in global positioning system (GPS) using smart phones and orient participants to mapping software such as quantum geographical system application that supports viewing, editing and analysis of geospatial data.

Towchu Rabgay, the Chief of Research and Extension Division under the Department of Livestock opened the training as the chief guest.

Geographical Information System (GIS) plays an important role in every aspect of our life from basic application such as mapping the location of yak herd to complex analysis such as wildlife habitat modelling. GIS as a tool, enables integration of data and information from various sources.

 

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