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Introduction to QGIS

Date(s) - 16/05/2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This one-day course provides a practical introduction to QGIS: a free, open-source Geographic Information System.

This course covers the core principles underpinning vector-based geographic data analysis and demonstrates the value of data interrogation, analysis and visualisation in a GIS environment. Short lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises throughout the day to take participants from an introduction to the software through the creation of professional outputs.

Attendees will have the opportunity to work with your own data and seek advice regarding your own projects throughout the day.

For booking and further eqnuiries please contact us at cdrctraining@leeds.ac.uk

Is this course for me?
This course is aimed at participants who are new QGIS and want to learn the basics of navigating the programme, handling data, analysis and visualisation. Users of other available GIS software may find this course beneficial in transferring existing GIS skills, however no prior knowledge of QIS software is assumed for this course with detailed instructions provided. Basic IT skills are required.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
• Source, download and load data into the QGIS environment.
• Prepare data sets for geographic analysis.
• Interrogate and Query both spatial and none-spatial data.
• Apply a range of spatial analysis techniques.
• Create professional map outputs and visualisations.

Course Tutor
Ryan Urquhart is a Teaching Fellow in Data Science at the Consumer Data Research Centre based at the University of Leeds. During his time at the University he has contributed to academic research with journal publications and has supported in the delivery of student education across undergraduate and postgraduate level courses.

Further Information

This Introduction to QGIS course is going to be held in-person, at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds.

If you have benefited from our Introduction to QGIS course and want to continue your learning journey, or already have a basis QGIS, the CDRC will be offering an Intermediate QGIS for Mapping training course on the 5th of December. More details on our spring 2024 dates is to follow.

For any questions or details on how to make an internal booking please contact cdrctraining@leeds.ac.uk