Training and Events
Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data
|ADRC-E/University of Southampton & CDRC/UCL|
Dr Nick Bearman
Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, Building 39, University of Southampton, Southampton
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Course No.: ADRCE Training047 Bearman
Course places are limited and registration by 8 January 2018 is strongly recommended.
We are pleased to offer you this short course jointly organised by the Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) www.adrn.ac.uk/about/network/england and Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) www.cdrc.ac.uk
Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with other two one-day courses on 16 January and 17 January 2018.
This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data with the free open source GIS program QGIS. We will also show you how to create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. We will also cover some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates). No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required, but some experience of using spatial data will be beneficial.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
Dr Nick Bearman, FRGS, CGeog (GIS), AFHEA
Nick has been teaching undergrad & postgrad level at a range universities in the UK including Universities of Liverpool, East Anglia and Exeter.
He is a Chartered Geographer (GIS), Fellow of Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and Associate Member of Higher Education Authority, with 9 years’ experience. He has advanced knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), working with many sources and types of spatial and non-spatial data, including big data.
Nick has taught GIS to a wide range of students across many subject areas including Geography, International Development and Public Health. The courses range from day courses to two week residential courses, for users from undergraduate students with no GIS experience to advanced spatial analysis, designed to give the students the best set of skills for the work they need to do.
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes academics, commercial users, government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course is also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for.
No previous experience of spatial data is required.
Provisional Event Outline
Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
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