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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Introductory Lecture

1/2 day

Many disciplines in the biomedical sciences, physical sciences and social sciences seek increasingly to examine patterns in spatial data that can be mapped. In addition to their intrinsic value in developing and testing hypotheses, spatial patterns help to reveal key social, economic and environmental processes. A wide array of tools are available to collect, store, transform and analyse spatial data – but ArcGIS and QGIS are among the most powerful and transferable. Whether your interest is in planning, biodiversity, landscape genetics, earth sciences, epidemiology, population, risk assessment, social analysis, transport etc. if you need to examine spatial pattern, this introduction is for you. This course consists of an introductory lecture followed by a practical workshop on either ArcGIS or QGIS. You must attend the introductory lecture but can choose to attend one or both practical workshops.

Dates to be confirmed - Please register your interest by emailing

Provider: UGC
Target Audience: RS & PGR