Introduction to Geographical Information Systems using Quantum GIS

When: 19th – 20th June

Where: University of Leeds, Leeds


This 1.5 day course provides an introduction to Quantum GIS, an open source Geographic Information System software package. You will be introduced to the various components of the software and learn how to work with both vector and raster data layers. You will learn how to run simple geospatial analyses, how to edit existing maps and how to create maps using your own data, which we encourage you to bring with you to the course. Lectures will be interspersed with hands-on practical exercises. A variety of datasets will be used that cover socio-economic as well as physical geography domains.


Please note: this is an entry level GIS course and is therefore not appropriate for experienced ArcGIS or MapInfo users wanting to learn QGIS. We can recommend alternatives for you.


Fees: £45 for UK postgraduate students; £90 for RCUK funded researchers, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations; £220 for all others. (Fees include course materials, lunch on the first day and refreshments throughout).


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