[Taxacom] Apply to attend iDigBio's Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

Deb Paul dpaul at fsu.edu
Mon Apr 15 17:34:20 CDT 2013

iDigBio Announces the Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop 
(TTT #2)

Save the Date and Apply Now! *Application submission deadline Thursday 
May 9th, 2013.*

*Application via Google Form: http://tinyurl.com/gwgttt2app

*Participants limited to 20!*


*More details: 


The Georeferencing Working Group at iDigBio is proud to announce the 
second "Train-the-Trainers" Georeferencing Workshop for Thematic 
Collections Networks (TCNs), Partners to Existing Networks (PENs) and 
others in engaged in the digitization of biological collections in the 
United States. The workshop will cover tools and techniques used to 
correctly interpret textual location data into spatial descriptions that 
can be used in mapping and analyses. Participants will learn the 
fundamentals of georeferencing best practices through a combination of 
lectures and hands-on exercises. Special attention will be paid to the 
specific and unique georeferencing needs of the TCNs and their 
workflows, protocols, and digitization activities.


*What:* iDigBio's Second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop (TTT #2)

*When:* August 12 -- 16, 2013 [note August 11 / 17 are travel days]

*Where:* University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

*Who:* Interested members of current TCNs, PENs and others in the 
biodiversity natural history collections community.

*Instructors: *

Carol Spencer: Staff Curator of Herpetology, Museum of Vertebrate 
Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Una Farrell: Collections Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology, 
Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence
David Bloom: VertNet Coordinator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, 
University of California, Berkeley
Nelson Rios: Manager of Collections and Bioinformatics, Tulane 
University Museum of Natural History, Tulane University
iDigBio Staff: Gil Nelson and Deborah Paul

*Contacts for questions:* Deborah Paul, dpaul at fsu.edu, Cathy Bester, 
cbester at flmnh.ufl.edu, or David Bloom, dbloom at vertnet.org

On behalf of the iDigBio Georeferencing Working  Group, we are looking 
forward to your applications!
Debbie Paul

"Most of human sentences are in fact aimed at getting rid of the ambiguity which one has unfortunately left trailing in the previous sentence." from Jacob Bronowski, The Origins of Knowledge and Imagination
--Deborah Paul
iDigBio User Services
Institute for Digital Information
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

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