This 1 day course introduces Quantum Geographical Information Systems (QGIS) and builds on basic knowledge of data manipulation, mapping and analysis. The emphasis of this course is working with raster data in the context of a variety of environmental applications by exploring surface geo-processing tools within QGIS. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises.
Steve Carver is a Geographer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds. He has over 30 years’ experience in the field of GIS and multi-criteria evaluation with special interests in wilderness, wild land, rewilding, landscape evaluation and public participation. He has worked extensively on the development of wild land mapping and evaluation methodologies and has tested and applied these across a variety of locations and spatial scales including Scotland, England, Britain, Europe, North America and Asia. Technical research interests focus mainly on GIS related issues, especially on environmental management/modelling applications, visibility analysis and methodologies for spatial decision making and support including public participation. Topical areas of research include landscape assessment, especially in relation to wild land, rewilding and wilderness environments. He has been involved in a number of large multidisciplinary research programmes which have drawn on his expertise in the wilderness and GIS fields.
Level of prior learning required
This course assumes that you have basic IT skills. Although it is not a requirement for participants to have prior knowledge or experience of using QGIS, attendance on the ‘vector’ QGIS course is recommended as it will provide a greater understanding of the tools and functionality of the software. Participants should be familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment.
£70 – Students
£120 – Academic, public and charitable sector staff
£300 – Private sector staff
Fee includes lunch and refreshments.
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