Introduction to GIS for environmental scientists

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 17:00
CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB

This two-day course will familiarise users with GIS and its functionality, focussing on the market-leading ESRI ArcGIS software. The course uses a mixture of taught sessions, demonstrations and practicals to introduce participants to the key concepts behind GIS, some of the most frequently used tools for spatial analysis and how to address some of the most common challenges encountered in using GIS for environmental science.  Practical sessions use real data from a wide variety of sources and examples from ecological and hydrological research. The content is aimed at those with little or some knowledge of GIS (perhaps from a university module or some basic usage), who want to increase their understanding of the software and its capabilities.