Geographical Information Systems (GIS) refers to the technologies used for the visualising, managing, interpreting and analysing of spatial data. Within the environmental realm it can be used for anything where location and spatial relationships are pertinent: from data management of natural features and designated sites, to the analysis of impacts of proposed schemes, through to map production to show clustering of events and proximity to features.
Whilst the system is used extensively throughout the sector, as a service offering it is still fairly niche and therefore this type of skillset is very much sort after. Therefore, Temple is pleased to announce that we’ll be launching our own ‘Introduction to GIS’ training course which will give an overview of the discipline, as well as how it can be used to solve a host a commonly occurring data management issues. Find out more about Temple’s GIS service offering here.
The 4 hour long course will cover the following:
• What is GIS and why is it used?
• Introduction to ESRI GIS software
• Basic GIS functionality
• Working with data in layers and tables
• Querying data - getting answers to spatial and non-spatial questions
• Geoprocessing - analysing data with common GIS functionality, e.g. making buffers and merging data
• Making a map from the data
For more information please contact Genevieve Oller at firstname.lastname@example.org.