An Introduction to GIS – Using ArcGIS (Vector)
1-2 February 2016
This 1.5 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.
To introduce new users of Geographical Information Systems to Esri’s ArcGIS v10.2
To provide skills in data entry, data manipulation, spatial analysis and thematic mapping
To encourage participants to reflect on how the mapping and basic spatial analysis techniques might be used in their own research area.
Who teaches the programme?
Rachel Oldroyd is a 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 8 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.
Is this course for me?
No prior knowledge is assumed for this course other than have basic IT skills.
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics
University of Leeds