AVIA-GIS conducts fifth VECMAP on-tour in Ankara

April 26th 2017

VECMAP® on-tour 2016-2017 season has ended with a great group of students from Hacettepe University- Ankara, Turkey. The average age was 26 and the young spirit was all over the place!

The workshop was on the 26th April with 20 participants mostly from Hacettepe University; Ecology & Zoology sections, and a few from the Etlik Verinary Control Central Research Institute.

Such blend between departments emphasized the fact that VECMAP® serves subjects beyond vector related ones.

…As an outsider to vector based studies, I think VECMAP® can also be used for other organisms and its use shouldn’t be restricted to modelling only vectors… I would like to benefit from VECMAP® in my future studies… Can Elverici, Research Assistant, Zoology Section, Hacettepe University

During the workshop, participants got introduced to VECMAP®, its added value to their work, and how to gear it to their specific needs. They also got a hands-on training on spatial modelling with VECMAP® Lite using their own VECMAP® Lite software package.

… This workshop was nice intro to GIS & VECMAP®. I have better idea on how to use the tool, which is user friendly, and what can be done with it. Fatima & Wesley caught the attention of the participants. Now they are more attracted to the subject and willing to learn more.… Filiz Gunay, PhD, Biology Dep., Hecettepe University
Professor Bulent Alten, our host in Hacettepe University, seconds on the that.… The tutorial was also very helpful and informative. Thank you, we enjoyed it very much…

An idea to build VECMAP® lab in Hacettepe University was a brilliant outcome where students can start using modern tools for their studies. It will be a great step ahead and key differentiator for modern teaching.

We sincerely thank the Hacettepe University, Ecology Section, especially Pro. Bulent Alten & Ms Ozge Erisoz, PhD, for hosting this workshop and the good organization.

We also thank all our participants for their enthusiasm and learning spirit. We look forward to hearing about how they will integrate VECMAP® into their work.

"VECMAP® on-tour" is the new Avia-GIS initiative to organize introductory workshops hosted by institutions throughout Europe which are at the heart of the action.

This workshop is one of several workshops to come that will take place in different countries until the month of April 2017. Next season starts in September 2017. If interested, please express your interest by clicking on the link.



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