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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

A Holistic and Practical Introduction to QGIS

  • Location:  Malham Tarn
  • Tutor:  Matt Davies
  • Dates : Monday 08 May 2017 to Wednesday 10 May 2017
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • Resident (Sole Occupancy): £265
  • Resident (Shared Room): £245
  • Non-Resident: £175

QGIS is a freely available open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) that matches the functionality and usability of commercial products like MapInfo and ArcGIS. It has been adopted by governments, businesses and NGOs around the world. The course is suitable for beginners to GIS, those looking to refresh their skills or those looking to migrate to QGIS software. It will help ecological consultants, wildlife organisations, biological recorders and recent graduates to visualise, explore and analyse spatial data. The course will take a holistic approach to ensure participants have the skills needed to confidently implement GIS projects in the workplace. General topics will include GIS fundamentals, data licencing, map design, spatial data management and work-flow design.

Matt Davies is a professional ecologist and geographer with 20 years’ experience in the UK environment sector. He began his career at JNCC, providing GIS and database support on marine and coastal projects. He then worked at the capital’s Environmental Record Centre, GiGL, where he managed a multi-disciplinary team that supported volunteer, community and wildlife recording groups and integrated their data into government decision making and the operational delivery of transport companies and emergency services. In 2015, he founded the geo-spatial consultancy Maplango to help people collect, analyse and visualise spatial data so they can make better informed decisions.

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Resident (Sole Occupancy) : £265

Resident (Shared Room) : £245

Non-Resident : £175

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