Applied GIS for social science applications
This two day course is aimed at researchers interested in upgrading their spatial data analysis skillset. Participants with some basic experience of using GIS and spatial data will become confident in applying more advanced tools to address a range of applied research questions in the social sciences. We will work with ESRIs ArcGIS software and combine hands-on practical activities with supporting lectures.
27th June 2017 – 28th June 2017
Dr Andy Newing
Participants should have some familiarity of working with spatial data, preferably with some experience of handling data in ArcGIS. A brief introduction/refresher of data handling and basic analysis and visualisation tools in ArcGIS is provided at the start of day 1 - a user of other GIS software (such as MapInfo or QGIS) would also be suited to this course.
Pre-course reading and preparation
Participants may find sections of the following text useful as pre-course reading in order to familiarise themselves with GIS and spatial analysis terminology, concepts and applications.
Longley, P., Goodchild, M., Maguire, D. and Rhind, D. 2015. Geographic Information Science and Systems. Holken, New Jersey: Wiley. The most recent (fourth) edition was published in 2015. Older editions (especially the 2010 third edition) may be more widely available in libraries.
There is not an expectation or assumption, however, that participants will be familiar with the content of the above textbook prior to the course. It is more likely to be a valuable resource post-course, supporting students in applying techniques learnt using their own datasets and research questions.
The fee per teaching day is:
All fees include event materials, lunch and tea breaks. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.
Full refund for cancellation one month before the course, NO refunds can be made after this date.