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UBDC Summer Training 2017: Introduction to QGIS

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The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow is pleased to announce the return of our SASNet data skills training programme for summer 2017.

The programme will run from 1st August - 6th September offering an opportunity for skills development in key areas of data analytics, methods, and data management. Please visit http://ubdc.ac.uk/outreach-plus-training/sasnet/summer-training-2017 to view the full selection of courses.

Please contact keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk with any enquiries about the training programme.



Introduction to QGIS

Course instructor: Yeran Sun, UBDC, University of Glasgow

Course duration: 1 day (Thursday 10th August 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm)

Course location: Jura teaching lab, Level 4 Annexe, Glasgow University Library

Audience: Social scientists, students, practitioners

Fees: £35 - For UK registered students

£60 - For staff at UK academic institutions, Research Council UK funded researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations
£100 - For all other participants

Pre-requisite knowledge: No prior knowledge of GIS necessary

Course summary:

GIS software is widely used by a variety of communities in geospatial data analysis. Commercial GIS software, such as ESRI ArcGIS, MapInfo and ENVI are only accessible to users with a payment of a license. Actually, as the most popular open source GIS software, QGIS can replace ESRI ArcGIS in the majority of GIS functions. In this short course, basic knowledge of geospatial data and GIS will be introduced. How to use open source GIS software QGIS to visualize, manage and analyse geospatial data will be presented and practised.

Course content:

Participants will learn knowledge of and gain skills in:

  • Spatial data models
  • Import geospatial data from ESRI shape files, text (csv) files, Google KML files, etc.
  • Import web maps (Google Map, Bing Map, OpenStreetMap, etc)
  • Design and produce maps
  • Basic geoprocessing and analysis operations (Selection, Buffer, Intersect, Nearest Neighbour analysis, etc.)

Payment and registration:

Lunch will be provided in the break room adjacent to the IT lab - please specify any dietary or access requirements when registering.

Payment by card preferred.

If you are unable to pay by debit or credit card we are able to accept payment by invoice. Please supply the following information by e-mail to keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk within 14 days of registering on Eventbrite in order to confirm your place on the course:

  • Contact name for invoice
  • Purchase Order number (note that the supplier is University of Glasgow)
  • Contact e-mail address for payment correspondence
  • Full name of organisation/department
  • VAT registration (if applicable)
  • Currency
  • Address for Invoice to be sent and telephone number

To cancel your place and request a refund, please email keith.maynard@glasgow.ac.uk. Please note that a refund of course fees less 10% administrative charge can only be issued if you cancel your place in writing at least 7 days prior to the course after which time fees will be non-refundable. Substitutes can be made at no extra charge up until 5pm on the last working day before the course.


Related 2017 courses:

Introduction to ArcGIS

Introduction to Network Analysis in ArcGIS


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