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October 16th, 2019 12:00 AM   to   October 17th, 2019 12:00 AM

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.

The course is tailored to Environmental Consultants, postgraduate students, early career researchers, post-docs and academics in the field of ecology, hydrology or other environmental sciences.

All software and desk tops will be provided.

Day 1

1. What is a GIS and what can it do?

2. Introduction to ArcGIS and its components: ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox

3. Getting data into ArcGIS: coordinates, projections, data types, digitising and importing

4. Making good maps for publications, presentations and fieldwork.

Day 2

1. Essential vector analysis

2. Essential raster analysis

3. Combining raster and vector data in analyses

For more information and to book, please visit:

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CEH Wallingford, Maclean Building
Benson Lane
Crowmarsh Gifford
Wallingford, OX10 8BB
United Kingdom

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Hampshire PO15 5TU

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