GIS Training 2018-19 How to get the most from spatial data
Your GIS Teaching Support Looking for a reliable GIS Training Course provider? Then you have found the right place. In a complex world of acronyms, fast changing software and vast amounts of available open data, it can be a daunting process. We provide you with the most up-to-date GIS training courses, customising them to suit your circumstances.
All of our courses: ● Use FREE OpenSource Software ● Use OpenDatasets ● Require little or no knowledge to start ● Use real-life exercises which can be applied to your field of study or workplace ● Encourage adding the software to students laptops to use before, during & after the course ● Offer the option of one- to-one tuition ● Offer online tuition (only available for some courses), please enquire
Our courses are workshopbased with the focus on a practical hands-on approach. We are accredited by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). We are members of the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG) and the British Cartographic Society (BCS). We love sharing what GIS can do!
Our GIS Training Courses 7 Missing Maps Session 9 Magic map to QGIS (NEW) 11 Introduction to QGIS 13 Confident Spatial Analysis Vector in QGIS 15 Confident Spatial Analysis Raster in QGIS (NEW)
19 Introduction to using RStudio as a GIS 21 Confident Spatial Analysis Vector in RStudio 23 Confident Spatial Analysis Raster in RStudio (NEW) 25 1:1 Study and Bespoke Courses
Help us find MissingMaps Type | MissingMaps Session Ref no | 10009 Duration | 2 hours Maximum attendees | 25 Learning outcomes | be able to set-up HoT map interface register with OpenStreetMap and gain points find out the difference between vector and raster datasets understand how to edit and classify data understand how to upload data to OpenStreetMap
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Benefits | gain an understanding of GIS have an overview of humanitarian aid and why maps are important understand the principles behind GIS
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Why are maps needed in a crisis? During a crisis, disaster or epidemic, maps are crucial to humanitarian responders. No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required for these sessions. If you have used GoogleMaps, then you can contribute to OpenStreetMap.
This session will introduce spatial data and show you step-by-step how to create a point, polyline and polygon. We will demonstrate how to identify population density, roads, tracks and accommodation to enable humanitarian organisations to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Our sessions are open, friendly and accessible to all ages from 10 upwards. We can host a MissingMaps session at your place of work, school or university. Works well with Introduction to QGIS on page 11.
“ Instructors were very helpful and patient, and it’s nice to see they are passionate about what they do. ” Student, International Development, University of East Anglia
“ Very relaxed atmosphere, clear introduction and guide material ” Introduction to QGIS Course, attendee
Find out about the magic of QGIS Type | Magic map to QGIS Ref no | 10010 Duration | 1 Day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | be able to set up QGIS and add data understand adding coordinate data know how to create shapefiles undertake calculations understand how to classify data create a publication-ready map
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Benefits | understand the basics of map-making gain an overview of projections and why they are important provide new services to clients using QGIS gain CPD points
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How can you adapt to future trading conditions? React quickly to changing circumstances by using FREE open source GIS software. We’ll teach you how to move on from Magic or paper maps and get the information into QGIS. Making spatial data accessible to you and your clients is future-proofing your business.
No previous experience of GIS is required, but some experience of using spatial data would be beneficial. This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data, keeping your records tidy without the need for constant internet access.
We will show you how to digitise trees, hedges and field boundaries. Work out how many trees you have; hedgerow lengths and how to divide land for different crop rotations. Be confident saving and printing information to share with colleagues.
â€œ Being able to make such a complex and coollooking map was fun! Also colouring the map by hand :) â€? Introduction to QGIS Course, attendee
Starting from scratch Type | Introduction to QGIS Ref no | 4049 Duration | 1 Day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | be able to set up QGIS and add data understand adding coordinate data join tabular data to spatial data undertake calculations understanding how to classify data create a publication-ready map
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Benefits | understand the basics of map-making get an overview of projections and why they are important use knowledge in QGIS to increase employabilty skill set apply techniques and migrate data to other GIS platforms
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If you’re looking for an Introduction to QGIS, this is the course for you. No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required, but some experience of using spatial data would be beneficial. This course will introduce spatial data and show how to import and display spatial data with the FREE open source GIS program QGIS.
We will show you how to create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. The course will explain what projections are and why they are important when drawing your map. We will cover some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates).
You will get the opportunity to learn about what makes a good map and how to send your map to print. If you want to advance your skills you can go on to Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in QGIS or Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in QGIS training courses, refer to pages 13 and 15.
“ Dave (course leader) was very helpful in going through data and problems with us.” Student, Introduction to QGIS, Farr Institue, London
Perfecting your results
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Moving on from Introduction to QGIS we’ll be discovering how to use analytic tools with vector datasets.
Learning outcomes | understand how to use different types of vector datasets import scanned maps into your GIS understand how to aggregate points in an area use buffers and overlaps to perform analysis
If you are looking to go beyond importing and displaying datasets then the Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in QGIS course is for you.
Type | Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in QGIS Ref no | 4051 Duration | 1 day
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Benefits | understand more tools for map-making gain an overview of statistics to be able to analyse data increase employability skill set using QGIS knowledge apply techniques and migrate data to other GIS platforms
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In this course we discuss how to use GIS to do vector analysis. We will be asking questions of the data in the map, manipulating and extracting knowledge from the data. Solving problems using geospatial software. We use practical examples to highlight how QGIS can be used for study and/or the workplace. We will bring together data from a range of sources and formats to study crimes and house prices within South Wales. We will perform spatial overlay techniques such as clipping, classifying
and performing point-inpolygon analysis to develop our understanding of how this data may be related. If you would like to develop your skills further to learn how to repeat functions for multiple maps in GIS, then refer to our Introduction to RStudio as a GIS training course on page 19.
“ The instructor was patient and knowledgeable.” Student, Introduction to QGIS, Farr Institute, London.
Playing with satellite information Type | Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in QGIS Ref no | 10011 Duration | 1 day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | understand how to use different types of raster datasets understand how to find and import satelite imagery into QGIS use methods to workout land features to perform analysis use buffers and overlaps to perform analysis
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Benefits | understand more tools for map-making gain an overview of statistics to analyse personal data use QGIS to attain skills to further studies apply techniques and migrate data to other GIS platforms
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In this course we will show you just how good QGIS is at handling raster data. It is important that practical examples are used to demonstrate how QGIS can be used for study and/or in the workplace. We will start with the basics of merging and clipping rasters to create an area of interest. We show you how to confidently handle rasters in more depth including pyramiding and building virtual rasters. We show you how to download and use a number
of exciting datasets which are freely available such as LiDAR height data as well as imagery from the Sentinel2 and Landsat programs. We will manipulate and extract knowledge from the data to solve real world problems. We will leverage the power of viewing data in 3D using LiDAR data to find buried archaeology, create viewsheds or examine the impact of flooding on a community. If you want to know about plant and crop health in your area of interest, we show you how to use Sentinel2 imagery
to produce an NDVI coverage map to unlock the information behind the data. Want to know how much of a particular land cover type you have? We will also show you how to create a land cover map using semiautomated classification techniques. If you would like to learn how to repeat functions for multiple maps in GIS, refer to our Introduction to RStudio as a GIS training course on page 19.
We work hard for that â€˜a-haâ€™ moment when course attendees see what GIS can do for them
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provided our delegates with an excellent introduction to using R as a GIS. The course leader was very knowledgeable and approachable and the course was a good mix of presentation and practical sessions. Our attendees ... successfully increased their skills in mapping spatial data. ” WISERD, Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS
Learn to write code Type | Introduction to Spatial Data and Using RStudio as a GIS Ref no | 4050 Duration | 1 day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | be able to use R & RStudio to read in spatial and non-spatial data know how to plot spatial data join spatial data to attribute data customize classification methods use loops to make multiple maps know how to reproject spatial data point in polygon analysis know how to save shape files create ‘heat-map’ using point data
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Benefits | gain an understanding of the basics of map-making in Rstudio use RStudio to provide skills to further studies apply techniques and migrate data to any other SPSS
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If you are already using GIS and looking to automate or replicate your data results, then Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS is the course for you. No experience of using R or of scripting is necessary, but some experience of GIS is essential.
This course will cover an introduction to R programming language, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, enable you to create scripts, using loops to create multiple maps and basic spatial analysis.
By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be able to prepare an output quality map. If you would like to learn more refer to our Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in RStudio or Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in RStudio training courses on pages 21 and 23.
Perform more detailed analysis with vector datasets Type | Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in RStudio & GeoDa Ref no | 10012 Duration | 1 day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | know how to use RStudio and GeoDa to solve many different spatial analysis problems visualise vector spatial data by using a specially developed ‘tmap’ in R package use typical spatial data operations (buffering, clipping, union and others) understand, compute and interpret measures of spatial autocorrelation conduct cluster (hot-spot) analysis
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Benefits | gain a better understanding of map-making in Rstudio use RStudio to provide skills for further study/investigation
Moving on from Introduction to using RStudio as a GIS, we’ll discover how to use analytic tools with your vector datsets. If you are looking to going beyond importing and displaying datasets then the Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in RStudio course is for you. We suggest that you have a good working knowledge of RStudio or have completed the Introduction to Spatial Data course on page 19.
In this course we use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will be looking at the range of spatial attributes, including the local demographic and socioeconomic characteristics and the transportation data, with the aim of extracting parts of the space that satisfy criteria of interest. The tasks that we are introducing are essential spatial data operations and can be used
to answer many spatiallyoriented analytical questions commonly asked in location planning in both the private and public sector. RStudio and GeoDa are used to explore a range of different types of spatial analyses including spatial autocorrelation, Moran’s I and clustering. To develop your skills further refer to our Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in RStudio training course on page 23.
â€œThe explanation was very good, the course was well organised and understandable, the Professor was able to help each attendee in the training and was able to respond to all the questions. â€? Rim Achowz, Statistics attendee, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Repeat more detailed analysis with raster datasets Type | Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in RStudio Ref no | 10013 Duration | 1 day Attendees | 15 Learning outcomes | understand properties of raster data and what makes them different from vector datasets conduct essential raster data operations (classification, zonal statistics and others) combine vector and raster datasets display and analyse satellite images
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Benefits | gain a better understanding of map-making in Rstudio use RStudio to provide skills to further study/investigation
Moving on from Introduction to using RStudio as a GIS, we will discover how to use analytic tools with your raster datsets. If you are looking to going beyond importing and displaying datasets then the Confident Spatial Analysis with Raster Datasets in RStudio course is for you. We suggest you need to have good experience of RStudio for this course. We would recommend the courses on pages 19 or 21 to give you the skills to benefit from this programme.
In this course we cover how to analyse and verify raster spatial data in RStudio. We use RStudio to perform typical spatial operations with raster data (such as map algebra, zonal statistics, raster reclassification and combining vector and raster datasets). We will also introduce how R can be used to load and visualise Landsat satellite imagery, display basic image properties and conduct image analysis, including basics of land cover classification.
If you want to learn more refer to our Confident Spatial Analysis with Vector Datasets in RStudio training course on page 21.
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Bespoke training courses When working with Clear Mapping Co, we support you throughout the whole process, from considering your course content, to delivering your programme. We will work with you to customise a training programme to enable your students to get the most out of their particular Geographic Information System.
If there are more than 15 students subscribed, we can provide a Teaching Assistant to support the students. We run a free monthly Missing Maps event at our Penryn studio. This is a great opportunity to find out what GIS is all about, whilst being part of a great cause which is helping to put the worldâ€™s vulnerable on the map.
We also provide one-to-one training and online courses, please get in touch for more details.
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Clear Mapping Co, is an awardwinning international cartographic design consultancy and provider of innovative GIS training courses. We provide the most up-todate GIS training courses, customising the content to meet your requirements. We have supplied training courses to universities across
â€œIt was interesting, very good information for future projects. â€? Student, Introduction to QGIS, University of East Anglia
the UK, including Oxford, Liverpool and Southampton, as well as overseas at The American University of Beirut.
Led by our team of GIS Course Leaders, you can be assured you will get the most from your training, with a patient and enthusiastic approach. We are always keen to share our experience in new and cutting-edge open software. Get in touch with Caroline, and she can guide you through the GIS training process.
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