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Introduction to Spatial Analysis for Researchers

Date - Wednesday, 4th October 2017 - Thursday, 5th October 2017 (All Day)


Course Code HUB-16-16/17-P-R
Organised by NCRM, University of Southampton
Presenter Gemma Gubbins, Graeme Hornby, Thea Heim and Andrew Campbell Sutton
Date 04/10/2017 – 05/10/2017
Venue Building 39, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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Contact Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator
National Centre for Research Methods
University of Southampton
Tel: 02380 594069
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk
Description This two day course is designed to introduce researchers to the industry leading GIS software – ArcGIS.  Participants will learn about data management, spatial analysis (including proximity analysis) and data presentation.  No previous experience of using GIS is required.

The course covers:

  • Introduction to GIS theory
  • ArcGIS – ArcMap and ArcCatalog
  • Data Management
  • Spatial analysis
  • Data editing
  • Data presentation – creating maps

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of GIS
  • Be able to carry out basic spatial analysis
  • Be able to create and edit spatial data
  • Be able to create a map layout – including North Arrow, Scale bar etc
  • Be able to use some basic geoprocessing tools

The course is designed for users from all disciplines who are interesting in learning how to get the most out of their data using spatial analysis and mapping techniques.

No prior knowledge of GIS required, however, participants are expected to be computer literate and confident at navigating their way around MS Windows and office applications – specifically Excel.

Level Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
Cost The fee per teaching day is:

• £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 participants

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

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Region South West
Keywords Quantitative Software, ArcGIS, Spatial Analysis, Geographics Information Systems, Mapping, Shapefiles, Basic GIS, Data Analysis , ,
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