Training and Events
NCRM - Introduction to QGIS
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
04/03/2019 - 07/03/2019
University of Southampton, Building 39, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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Missing Maps Day
If you’re looking for an Introduction to QGIS, this is the course for you. No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required, we will be starting from scratch. We start by contributing to OpenStreetMap using a Missing Maps session. On day one we will introduce spatial data and provide step-by-step hands-on experience of how to create points, polylines and polygons online. We will demonstrate how to identify population, roads and tracks from aerial imagery to enable humanitarian organisations around the world to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Intro to QGIS (Vectors) Day
We will introduce projections and spatial data for beginners. We will show how to import and display spatial data with the free open source GIS program QGIS. We will show you how to create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. The course will explain what projections are and why they are important when drawing your map. We will cover some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates). You will get the opportunity to learn about what makes a good map and how to send your map to print.
Confident Spatial Analysis (Vectors) Day
Moving on from Introduction to QGIS we’ll be discovering how to use analytic tools with vector datasets. If you are looking to go beyond importing and displaying datasets then the Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in QGIS course is for you. In this course we discuss how to use GIS to do vector analysis. We will be asking questions of the data in the map, manipulating and extracting knowledge from the data and solving problems using geospatial software.
We use practical examples to highlight how QGIS can be used for study and/or the workplace. We will bring together data from a range of sources and formats to study crimes and house prices in the UK. We will perform spatial overlay techniques such as clipping, classifying and performing point-in-polygon analysis to develop our understanding of how this data may be related.
Support & Explore Day
Complete previous day’s tasks and the opportunity to get started with your own projects. Get support in searching for datasets relevant to your project and identifying useful open data depositories. Start working on your project with classroom support. Ask for feedback on existing projects. We’ll discuss licensing agreements and copyright issues.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
End of Day 1
End of Day 2
End of Day 3
End of Day 4
This course contains:
? Use of FREE OpenSource Software QGIS 3.2
? Use of OpenDatasets
? Most require little or no knowledge to start
? Use real-life exercises which can be applied to field of study or workplace
? Please download the latest most stable version of the software on to your own laptops to use before, during & after the course: http://bit.ly/2QJBWR0
Our courses are workshop-based with the focus on a practical learning outcomes.
Anyone can start this course with minimal understanding of geography and spatial data. We welcome students, governmental researchers, community leaders, those in SMEs and corporations. Learn how to do more with your tabular datasets, combine with spatial data and improve your results with better maps.
Learning QGIS: Create great maps and perform geoprocessing tasks with ease 3rd Revised edition Edition, Anita Graser
QGIS Map Design by Anita Graser & Gretchen N Peterson
The course will run from 10:00 to 16:00 each day, starting a little earlier on Day 1 for registration.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
Website and registration
Spatial Data Analysis, Point pattern analysis, Area-based analysis, Geographical Information System (GIS), Geodemographics, Spatial distribution, Quantitative Software, Excel, QGIS
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