A holistic and practical introduction to QGIS (Juniper Hall, Surrey)

Friday, November 18, 2016 to Sunday, November 20, 2016

In response to demand, generated through the FSC Tomorrow's Biodiversity QGIS courses, FSC is expanding its capacity to deliver QGIS training through a new partnership with Matt Davies. Matt Davies is a professional ecologist and geographer with 20 years’ experience in the UK environment sector, spending time at JNCC and London's Environmental Record Centre, GiGL. In 2015, he founded the geo-spatial consultancy Maplango to help people collect, analyse and visualise spatial data so they can make better informed decisions.

Matt will be running two residential QGIS courses courses for FSC in 2016 including this one at Juniper Hall. The course is suitable for beginners to GIS, those looking to refresh their skills or those looking to migrate to QGIS software. It will help ecological consultants, wildlife organisations, biological recorders and recent graduates to visualise, explore and analyse spatial data. The course will take a holistic approach to ensure participants have the skills needed to confidently implement GIS projects in the workplace. General topics will include GIS fundamentals, data licencing, map design, spatial data management and work-flow design. A series of practical exercises will give participants hands-on experience and build confidence working with raster and vector data.