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Applied GIS for social science applications
|The University of Edinburgh|
Dr Andy Newing, Lecturer, Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy (School of Geography)
27/06/2017 - 28/06/2017
ISG Meeting and Training Suite
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This two day course is aimed at researchers interested in upgrading their spatial data analysis skillset. Participants with some basic experience of using GIS and spatial data will become confident in applying more advanced tools to address a range of applied research questions in the social sciences. We will work with ESRIs ArcGIS software and combine hands-on practical activities with supporting lectures.
This course is aimed at researchers who have some familiarity with spatial data and basic GIS software functionality. This two day course uses a series of accessible hands-on practicals and supporting short lectures to introduce participants to more advanced spatial analysis functions and tools within a GIS. On day 1 we work with vector data (points, lines, polygons) to gain familiarity with a range of GIS tools and analytic and visualisation techniques used for applied research within the social sciences. On day 2 we also introduce network analysis and focus on measures of proximity and access, construction of service areas and the evaluation of facility or service locations. All practicals are structured around a series of research questions which could be applied in many research contexts.
We use ESRIs ArcGIS industry standard proprietary GIS software, widely used by the research community and commercial sector. The data used relate to individuals, households and neighbourhoods (small areas) and a drawn from sources typically used within the social sciences (including census, survey and commercial data). We emphasise that the approaches, questions, challenges and operational decisions are generic to these kinds of geographic analyses.
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
£30 per day for UK/EU registered students
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