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Applied GIS for social science applications

Date - Tuesday, 27th June 2017 - Wednesday, 28th June 2017 (All Day)

Course Code EDI-04-16/17-P-R
Organised by The University of Edinburgh
Presenter Dr Andy Newing, Lecturer, Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy (School of Geography)
Date 27/06/2017 – 28/06/2017
Venue ISG Meeting and Training Suite
Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Map View in Google Maps  (EH3 9DR)
Contact Laura Marshall
0131 651 3001
Working week: Monday-Wednesday
Description This two day course is aimed at researchers interested in upgrading their spatial data analysis skillset. Participants with some basic experience of using GIS and spatial data will become confident in applying more advanced tools to address a range of applied research questions in the social sciences. We will work with ESRIs ArcGIS software and combine hands-on practical activities with supporting lectures.This course is aimed at researchers who have some familiarity with spatial data and basic GIS software functionality. This two day course uses a series of accessible hands-on practicals and supporting short lectures to introduce participants to more advanced spatial analysis functions and tools within a GIS. On day 1 we work with vector data (points, lines, polygons) to gain familiarity with a range of GIS tools and analytic and visualisation techniques used for applied research within the social sciences. On day 2 we also introduce network analysis and focus on measures of proximity and access, construction of service areas and the evaluation of facility or service locations. All practicals are structured around a series of research questions which could be applied in many research contexts.

We use ESRIs ArcGIS industry standard proprietary GIS software, widely used by the research community and commercial sector. The data used relate to individuals, households and neighbourhoods (small areas) and a drawn from sources typically used within the social sciences (including census, survey and commercial data). We emphasise that the approaches, questions, challenges and operational decisions are generic to these kinds of geographic analyses.

Level Intermediate (some prior knowledge)
Cost £30 per day for UK/EU registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK/EU academic institutions, UK/EU Research Councils researchers, UK/EU public sector staff and staff at UK/EU registered charity organisations and recognised UK/EU research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participantsAll fees include event materials, lunch and tea breaks. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Full refund for cancellation one month before the course, NO refunds can be made after this date.

Website and registration
Region Scotland
Keywords ArcGIS, Spatial Data and ArcGIS, Spatial analysis , Network analysis , Evaluating access and determining ‘optimum’ locations
Related publications and presentations ArcGIS