Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Courses in GIS (Quantum GIS)

This course is no longer delivered.

Geographic Information Systems have become key in most corporate scenarios; 80% of all data now has a spatial element. Reap potential rewards in your business by learning about the power of GIS. These courses enable delegates to develop GIS skills in Quantum GIS, the leading Free and Open Source GIS package.

Introduction to GIS using Quantum GIS

This action packed two day course is structured to maximise your knowledge of GIS. Starting at the very basics, you will be taken through the key elements of a GIS and leave with the ability to independently tackle real world spatial problems within your corporate environment.

Goals
  • Introduction to the key concepts of a GIS
  • How add and style data
  • How to create and edit new datasets
  • How to interrogate and perform basic spatial analysis
  • How to produce comprehensive print layouts and create corporate print templates
Who is the course aimed at?

For those who have little or no experience or knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, who are looking for an accessible introduction to computer mapping which covers the main aspects of GIS. This intensive, fast paced course will run through all the basics of a GIS system.

Intermediate GIS using Quantum GIS

You know the basics of GIS, but there is so much more functionality which could enhance your work and make it more efficient. This course will provide you with the additional knowledge to be able to use many of the extensions available within a GIS and provide you with the skills to use some of the more advanced features of GIS software.

Goals
  • How to answer questions and make decisions using spatial data
  • How to create and edit geodatabases
  • How to create and maintain metadata
  • Raster and vector image registration
  • Using 3D data for visualisation
  • Learn advanced editing techniques
  • Learn about different coordinate systems
Who is the course aimed at?

You know the basics of GIS, but there is so much more functionality which could enhance your work and make it more efficient. This course will provide you with the additional knowledge to be able to use many of the extensions available within a GIS and provide you with the skills to use some of the more advanced features of GIS software.

Course Outline

Registration takes place from 0900, with the courses starting at 0930 prompt. The courses finish at 1630.

Introduction to GIS using Quantum GIS
  1. Quantum GIS
  2. Visualising Data
  3. Selecting and Querying Data
  4. Spatial Data Management
  5. Creating Geometry
  6. Tabular Data and Joins
  7. Layouts
  8. Spatial Analysis 2
  9. Linking to other software
Intermediate GIS using Quantum GIS
  1. What goes where?
  2. Common issues
  3. Spatial Databases
  4. Coordinate Systems
  5. Queries
  6. Generalisation
  7. Spatial Analysis
  8. Classification
  9. Advanced Editing
  10. Geoprocessing
  11. 3D Data
  12. Advanced Visualisation
  13. Image and Vector Registration
  14. Scripting

Discounts are available for block bookings of more than five people; please contact the Professional Development Unit for more details.