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.

A series of practical exercises will give participants hands-on experience and build confidence working with raster and vector data. Participants will learn how to:

  •  Navigate the QGIS user-interface
  •  Obtain, integrate and capture (base) map data
  •  Classify and stylise vector data
  •  Perform basic GIS analysis
  • Use the FSC Tom.bio Productivity Tools plugin to map biological records from spreadsheets
  • Produce professional habitat maps for reports
  • Automate the production of maps for species Atlases

Tutor: Matt Davies

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.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport
  • Personal and Travel Insurance
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Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item