As part of its objective to support the sustainable planning and management of marine and coastal biodiversity in Pacific Island States, MACBIO assists partner governments in their efforts to strengthen GIS capacity and address the demand for license-free spatial data tools in the region.
Based on the open-source application QGIS, the “QBook” training hub is a free, dynamic, Moodle-based, on and offline learning platform. This QGIS “Cookbook” provides easy access to training materials for GIS beginners and practitioners that are interested to increase their capacities and share their experience.
Through close collaboration with SPC-GSD, USP and a growing range of partner organisations the QBook Moodle aims to provide a conduit for a variety of spatial data applications, such as mapping and monitoring the status of natural resources and their uses, e.g. as part of marine and terrestrial spatial planning.