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Technical and Research Skills: Packages

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Introductory Lecture

1/2 day

GIS is concerned with the collection, storage, analysis and representation of various spatial data (i.e. data that can be linked to points on the earth's surface). Those interested in Qualitative GIS have sought to incorporate alternative, more qualitative characteristics of place than have traditionally been included. Qualitative GIS has the potential to help researchers explore the social processes that help create places. It may be be of interest to those working in a broad range of fields, where it is important to understand how people feel about the places in which they live and work. This half-day session will provide an overview of Qualitative GIS to those who have not necessarily had any experience of GIS and will assume no prior knowledge.

NB: This workshop is not a practical session on using GIS. You may wish to attend the associated practical sessions that are held in November/December: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Practical Sessions

Entry Requirements
Places on this workshop are open to staff members on a Research only contract, other staff groups are welcome to apply for a place and will be entered onto a reserve list, in the event of a place becoming vacant a week prior to the session commencing staff members will be offered a place. For further guidance please email

Dates to be confirmed - To register yourself on the waiting list please submit your request via Core Portal*
*Please note you will need to inform your line manager/principal investigator of your training request so that they can authorise it in the Core Portal. No automated email will be sent notifying them of pending training requests.

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR