Application of geospatial technology in the process of aware and socially responsible location of wind farms.

The purpose of the workshop is to make participants familiar with the possibilities of the use of GIS tools and data to carry out spatial analysis. As an example of spatial analysis based on selecting the most convenient location for creating a viable wind farm, workshop participants will get familiar with data collected by public institutions that could be used in the investment process and practise with the functionalities of selected GIS software to provide thematic spatial analysis.

During the workshop, among others, topographic data, orthophotomap and the digital terrain model (DTM) collected by the state geodetic and cartographic service in Poland as well as data provided by such institutions as: Institute of Geography and Spatial Management of the National Academy of Sciences, Educational Publisher WIKING. The QGIS tool will be use to carry out the analysis. The participants, with the support of the trainers, will be able to familiarize themselves with the theoretical part of the subject, including environmental factors that should be taken into consideration, as well as individual stages of analysis. By going through individual stages, participants will use the analytical functionality of the tool and on the base of data on forest areas, built-up areas, road network, protected areas (national parks, landscape parks, reserves, Natura 2000 sites), existing
wind turbines will eliminate individual areas that do not meet the requirements for the location of wind installations. The final result will be proposals for several locations of new wind turbines that will be possible.