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October 2017

R for Spatial Analysis

6th October 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This one day course will get you up-to-speed with using R and RStudio for daily working with spatial data. You will learn about R's powerful geospatial data processing, analysis and visualisation capabilities. It is practical and hands-on: you'll learn by doing. It assumes you already use R and want to extend your knowledge for spatial data applications. It will cover the recently developed sf package, which is compatible with the tidyverse, representing the cutting-edge of spatial data applications. It will provide a solid foundation…

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Spatial Analytics for Public Health Researchers

24th October 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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As spatial datasets get larger more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages. This course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data. Programme Objectives To understand common spatial units in the UK To use open resources to match data at different spatial…

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November 2017

Coding for Cartographers

8th November 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
UCL, Department of Geography, Pearson Building, G07, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Maps have become an important tool for the visualisation of large and complex datasets. As a result, many are produced by people with an abundance of specialist technical skills in data manipulation and analysis, but relatively little knowledge of what makes a good map. Conversely, many cartographers and designers have not acquired the technical knowledge to produce data-rich maps that meet well-established cartographic standards. This course will provide a brief introduction and overview of the software and skills required to…

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Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data – Liverpool

20th November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day course on 21 November 2017. 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).…

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Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – Liverpool

21st November 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
University of Liverpool – The Foresight Centre, IT suite, 1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool, L69 3GL United Kingdom
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Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day courses on 20th November 2017. The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using RStudio to…

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December 2017

Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – Oxford

1st December 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using RStudio to work with the R environment. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be…

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Oxford Retail Futures Conference

11th December 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12th December 2017 @ 5:15 pm
Said Business School, University of Oxford, Park End Street
Oxford, OX1 1HP. United Kingdom
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Oxford Retail Futures Conference: The changing role of place in a digital world The Oxford Retail Futures conference is an annual conference. It is being organised jointly by the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC). Overview: The continued importance of physical locations for retailing has come into question, as the ways in which shoppers choose to shop are changing in fundamental ways. Three important drivers of this change are…

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March 2018

Introduction to ArcGIS

19th March 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10.2 software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focussing on the skills of data entry, data manipulation, editing, analysis and mapping. The emphasis of this course is working with vector data in the context of a variety of socio-economic applications. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Programme objectives…

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