DRA events

Introduction to GIS (online)

by Nick Bearman




You probably already work with lots of data, but if you have location data then there is so much more you can do with it with GIS. GIS allows you to use the location element of your data, show it on a map and perform all sorts of analysis with it.

In my course, you will learn what spatial data is, how to join it together with non-spatial data and how to make and customise maps.

It will be a 2 hour session, including presentations and practical sessions where you will learn about spatial data, and have a go with QGIS to create a map.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what spatial data is and how it is made.
  • Demonstrate how to bring non spatial data into a GIS and make a map using it.
  • Describe how coordinates are key to making spatial data usable.

We will be using QGIS for this course, and you need to install it before the course starts. 

Installation instructions will be shared before the course, and if you have any problems installing QGIS, there will be a 1-hour drop in session on Wednesday, May 15, at 10:00 CET the day before the course.

Organized by

Joyce Kao