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Introduction to QGIS (Leeds)

This one-day 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.

Is this course for me?

No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than having basic IT skills.

Course Tutor

Rachel Oldroyd is a Teaching Fellow and quantitative geographer based in the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds. She teaches GIS at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level within the School of Geography and has over 14 years’ experience working with GIS. Rachel has a background in Computer Science and Geomatics and her research interests include: spatial data analytics for food safety, applied GIS and web-based mapping.

Further Information

Upcoming Course Dates

Please note we are currently confirming the date for this year’s course. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when the date is available.