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January 2019

Spatial Modelling for Retail Analytics

28th January 2019 @ 9:30 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 introduces participants to sophisticated spatial analysis and spatial modelling approaches that can be used to understand retail sector dynamics. We focus on the analysis of complex interactions between retail demand (consumers) and the retail supply side (retail stores). The tools that we introduce are applied widely by the commercial retail sector and we reflect on the important link between academia and industry in the continual development of these modelling approaches. We introduce participants to statistical and spatial…

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February 2019

Introduction to ArcGIS

15th February 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day course provides an introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS software. It provides participants with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with using and navigating the software, as well as focusing 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 To introduce…

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March 2019

Spatial Analytics for Public Health Researchers

6th March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day course offers an introduction to spatial analytics in a public health context. As spatial data sets 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. The course will begin…

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Introduction to QGIS

15th March 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This 1 day interactive course provides a practical introduction to QGIS; a free, open-source Geographic Information System. You will learn the principles underpinning vector-based geographic data analysis and learn to undertake tasks such as sourcing, loading and interrogating data; creating professional map outputs, preparing geographic data sets and undertaking spatial analysis. Short lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises with plenty of opportunity to work with your own data and seek advice regarding your own projects. Who teaches the…

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April 2019

Transport Data Science with R

5th April 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This course teaches two skill-sets that are fundamental in modern transport research: programming and data analytics. Combining these enables powerful transport planning and analysis workflows for tackling a wide range of problems, including: How to find, download and import a range of transport datasets? How to develop automated and reproducible transport planning workflows? How can increasingly available datasets on air quality, traffic and active travel be used to inform policy? How to visualise results in an attractive and potentially on-line…

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Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R

25th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 26th April 2019 @ 4:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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The aim of Geocomputation and Data Analysis with R is to get you up-to-speed with high performance geographic processing, analysis, visualisation and modelling capabilities from the command-line. The course will be delivered in R, a statistical programming language popular in academia, industry and, increasingly, the public sector. It will teach a range of techniques using recent developments in the package sf and the ‘metapackage’ tidyverse, based on the open source book Geocomputation with R (Lovelace, Nowosad, and Meunchow 2019).   Learning Objectives By the end…

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Introduction to R

29th April 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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This half-day course aims to provide you with an introduction to the analytical programming language R. The course will focus on data pre-processing and visualisation, two of the key steps in understanding and generating insights from data. During the course you will learn about the benefits of R, how R handles different data types and how you can begin to use R to solve complex data science, machine learning and statistical problems. Specifically, you will work with R and its…

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