This course introduces the underlying principles and methods of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, presentation and output of digital geographical data in a GIS and provides opportunities for the development of practical skills in processing data using a leading Open Source GIS software package, QGIS.
The course comprises a series of presentations, demos and practical sessions using QGIS software with example data sets taken from a variety of fields. The main elements of the QGIS user interface are introduced and topics covered include: data management, data visualisation, analysis, data presentation and reporting.
This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge and who wish to use FREE software developed by the Open Source community as opposed to a proprietary commercial package.
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