AGI Northern Ireland in association with AIRO (All-Island Research Observatory at NUI Maynooth) will be facilitating a Data for Decisions Workshop alongside the AGI Conference in Belfast. The conference “Open GeoSpatial” will run on Tuesday May 13th with the workshop on Monday May 12th.
The Data for Decisions 1 day workshop is aimed at developing skills in decision making using geographic data from the 2011 Census for both Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. A new All-Island Atlas has recently been developed by the All-Island Research Observatory, NUI Maynooth and the International Centre for Local and Regional Development (ICLRD) as part of the Ireland Northern Ireland Cross-border Cooperation Observatory (INICCO-2) CrosSPlaN-2 funded research programme . The project is part-financed by the European Unions INTERREG IVA programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Part of the output for the project is the delivery of four 1-day 'Data for Decision' workshop based on the comparable cross border census data sitting within the Atlas. This is the third workshop with previous sessions hosted by the Border Region Authority and InterTradeIreland.
The workshop and is primarily aimed at planners, policy makers and decision makers and not GIS professionals. Delegates will gain an understanding of how they can use Geographic Data and use the Open Source QGIS (QGIS) package to improve evidence based planning decisions using the 2011 Census results. For more information see this flier.
The one day workshop is free to attend and is aimed at those with little or no GIS experience. The workshop will run in Belfast and 10 spaces are available. Attendees will need to supply their own laptop PC or Mac with ability to read USB drives. AIRO will contact attendees in the week prior to the event and provide details on QGIS downloads etc.
To register you place please contact Aoife Dowling at AIRO (email@example.com).