At EDINA we run a programme of training courses, both on-site and online webinars. We also attend conferences and on occasion run them.

You will find our scheduled events, and those we will be attending, below. You can also explore many of our previous presentations, publications and videos on our presentations and staff pages.

All enquires about EDINA training courses and events, including requests for new sessions or courses, should be directed to edina@ed.ac.uk.


Upcoming Events


QGIS Conversion Training

Courses running on: 13th December 2017, 15th February 2018, 14th June 2018
13 December 2017 - 14 June 2018
Presenter: Tom Armitage

BOOKING

13th December 2017

15th February 2018 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

14th June 2018 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

This course is designed for those who already have a good grounding in GIS but want to take the skills they have in a commercial GIS package and use them in the leading OpenSource software, QGIS.

Many organisations are looking to complement their commercial GIS with QGIS to help drive down costs and unlock the extra functionality and time savings it can provide. On this course we will show you how to transfer your existing GIS skills to QGIS. The day consists of instructor-led practical exercises with work books provided. The software used will be the latest long term release version of QGIS, 2.18.

The event takes place in the University of Edinburgh’s modern dedicated training facility in Argyle House, and is fully catered.

This workshop contains the following activities:

  • An introduction to the key benefits and reasons for adopting open source GIS software.
  • Starting and setting up QGIS, including some key plugins.
  • Working with existing data in a range of key formats: csv, shapefile, raster formats, File and Personal Geodatabases, WMS, WFS.
  • Creating new datasets using Georeferencing, digitising and selections.
  • Analysing data using joins clips and buffers.
  • Creating PDF maps in the print composer.
  • A demonstration of some advanced data visualisation techniques in QGIS (time dependent.
  • A Q&A session where you can raise questions about your data and work flows.

As well as the talk and instructor led practical exercises you will also benefit from:

  • A digital copy of the workbook, slides and datsets used during the day
  • Access to experts in using QGIS
  • A fully catered event in a modern dedicated training facility

If you have any queries about the event or the booking process, please contact edina@ed.ac.uk

Price

£250.00 (£200 for University of Edinburgh staff and Students)

Last Booking Date for this Event

NOTE: BOOKING WILL OPEN SOON Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 8 days before the event will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 7 days of the event but replacement delegates will be accepted.



Spatial Data Visualisation

Courses running on: 19th December 2017, 22nd February 2018, 24th May 2018, 5th July 2018
19 December 2017 - 05 July 2018
Presenter: Tom Armitage

BOOKING

19th December 2017 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

22nd February 2018 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

24th May 2018 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

5th July 2018 (BOOKING OPEN SOON)

The course is designed for those who need to present their data spatially. It teaches the principles of good cartographic design and creating maps and other spatial data outputs with impact. This course is aimed at those who are tech competent but don’t necessarily know how to use GIS mapping software. They will need to have awareness of common data and database terminology, spreadsheets etc. to be able to get the most from the course.

With the increasing popularity of visualising data on maps there has been an increase in the number of poorly presented or even misleading graphics being created. After taking this course you will have the skills be able to produce quality visualisations data using colour, 3D, and animation that maximise their visual impact.

The course is taught using the leading free, OpenSource GIS package, QGIS, but the principles apply to all GIS software and some of the leading Web Mapping interfaces. Once the basics have been established we will look at how to make data spatial, how to effectively present your data visually, some advanced visualisation techniques, and finally to incorporate infographics with maps.

The event takes place in the University of Edinburgh’s modern dedicated training facility in Argyle House, with refreshments and lunch provided on the day.

This workshop contains the following activities:

  • 1. Setting up QGIS
    • a. Which plugins to install, changing the language, etc.
  • 2. Understanding Spatial Data
    • a. Data Types
    • b. Projections and Coordinate Reference Systems
  • 3. Making your data Spatial
    • a. Geocoding and Georeferencing datasets
  • 4. Effective Symbolisation
    • a. Cartographic Principles
    • b. Styling by Attributes
  • 5. Advanced Visualisation
    • a. Animated Temporal Maps
    • b. 3D Statistical Maps
    • c. Infographics with maps
  • 6. A Q&A session where you can raise questions about your data and how you'd like to present it.

As well as the talk and instructor led practical exercises you will also benefit from:

  • * A digital copy of the workbook, slides and datasets used during the day
  • * Access to experts in using QGIS
  • * A fully catered event in a modern dedicated training facility

If you have any queries about the event or the booking process, please contact edina@ed.ac.uk

Price

£250.00 (£200 for University of Edinburgh staff and Students)

Last Booking Date for this Event

NOTE: BOOKING WILL OPEN SOON Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made up until 8 days before the event will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 7 days of the event but replacement delegates will be accepted.