Key Biodiversity Areas Mapathon

Event Date: 
13 Nov 2018 -
18:00 to 21:00
CCF Events

Welcome to the November Mapathon hosted by the Cambridge Conservation Forum GIS Group!

Following a great run of events tackling challenging projects, we invite you to join us again for our next mapathon!

This month, we will again be doing something different and will be undertaking a new project for the Key Biodiversity Area Secretariat. The project is to assess and score the quality of KBA boundaries with respect to features observed on Google Earth and existing protected areas. In order to do this we will be teaching you some basics of using QGIS with Google Earth imagery so please arrive on time (6pm).

Each mapper will be allocated a country to check the KBA boundaries systematically in QGIS (all training will be provided!), scoring each KBA in turn (criteria to be distributed at the event). 

We will divide the group between those who came last month and those who are new to the project. There will be plenty of help at hand and the chance to refresh your memories or learn something completely new!

Please arrive at 6pm and expect to be with us for a minimum of two hours. Pizza will be provided for participants!

QGIS is a user friendly Open Source GIS. No previous experience required. Just come along with your Wi-Fi-enabled laptop and we’ll get you mapping the most important places on the planet for biodiversity conservation!

To find out more about QGIS, visit

To find out more about the KBA programme, visit