Training » Scheduled Courses

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For all courses: 

  • Maximum class size 8 people
  • Training materials provided to take away
  • One month's follow–up support included
  • Refreshments and lunch provided

Courses run between 9:30am and 4:30pm, tea and coffee served from 9:00am. Please contact us on training@geodata.soton.ac.uk or call 023 8059 2719 for more information.

Introduction to QGIS (2 day course)

QGIS LogoThis course introduces the underlying principles and methods of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, presentation and output of digital geographical data in a GIS and provides opportunities for the development of practical skills in processing data using a leading Open Source GIS software package, QGIS.

  • 10th to 11th Oct 2017
  • 5th to 6th Dec 2017

Migrating to QGIS (1 day course) *NEW*

QGIS LogoThis NEW course is intended for existing users of other GIS packages and provides a rapid orientation of QGIS. The course introduces you to the QGIS way of thinking, helping you find the functionality and tools that you need. The hands-on training focuses on viewing, creating and editing spatial data through a series of exercises. We will also look tools and techniques for analysis, geoprocessing and creating printed maps.

Introduction to ArcGIS 10 (2 day course)

Updated to include the new features introduced at ArcGIS version 10, this course introduces the underlying principles and methods of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It examines the processes involved in the capture, storage, manipulation, analysis, presentation and output of digital geographical data in a GIS and provides opportunities for the development of practical skills in processing data using an industry standard GIS software package.

  • 14th to 15th Nov 2017

Advanced ArcGIS 10 (2 day course)

Updated to include the new features introduced at ArcGIS version 10, this course builds on the delegate's existing knowledge of the underlying principles and methods of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). It comprises a series of presentations and computer–based practical sessions using ESRI's ArcGIS 10 software with example datasets taken from a variety of fields. The basic functionality of the three main elements of ArcGIS (ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcToolbox) is expanded upon and customisation/extensions are introduced.

  • 21st to 22nd Nov 2017

ArcGIS Model Builder (1 day course)

This practical, one-day hands-on course provides an introduction to the ArcGIS model builder and how you can use it to streamline your data processing tasks. You will be introduced to ArcToolbox and gain a deeper understanding of ArcMap geoprocessing tools. You will learn how to construct a model, make it loop, expose parameters to turn it into a Model tool for embedding and integrating Python scripts into the model builder environment. The course comprises hands-on exercises each introduced with a short presentation. This course is intended for regular users of ESRI's ArcMap software who wish to improve their technical knowledge to automate data processing.

  • 23rd Nov 2017

Introduction to Coastal & Marine GIS (3 day course)

The course introduces GIS concepts and techniques using ArcGIS 10. It describes available Coastal and Marine GIS datasets, which also form the basis for the course exercises. A project showcase, drawn from ABPmer's portfolio, illustrates how these datasets can be used within GIS to support coastal and marine decision making.

  • 7th to 9th Nov 2017
  • 30th Jan to 1st Feb 2018
  • 1st May to 3rd May 2018

Introduction to MapInfo (2 day course)

This course is intended for those who have little or no GIS knowledge or who wish to undertake some formalized training in MapInfo Professional having been largely self taught in the past.

  • 17th to 18th Oct 2017
  • 12th to 13th Dec 2017

Advanced MapInfo (2 day course)

This course is intended for those who have completed out introduction to MapInfo Professional course or have equivalent knowledge and experience. The course expands upon the basic functionality of MapInfo Professional. Topic covered include: Introduction to GIS customisation with MapBasic; expressions and functions; advanced queries; data capture and QA; advanced data display and output; and resources and utilities.

Demystifying Map Projections (1 day course)

The course is designed to provide GIS professionals with practical training in handling coordinate systems (map projections and datums) within industry standard GIS packages.
The course places less emphasis on the mathematical theory of map projections and more on what the GIS professional needs to know in order to handle projections on a day–to–day basis and to be confident that the projection and parameters used are correct. The course is focussed on practicalities such as knowing when a dataset is correctly projected or which projection to choose in a given situation.

Discounts are available to organisations booking multiple individuals onto courses and to individuals booking onto multiple courses. We also offer discounts as shown below:

Southampton University Alumni 10%
Southampton University Staff/Student 15%
Charity    15%
Southampton Doctoral Training Centre Student   50%
Registered Unemployed 10%

Please note that we have a policy to only apply one discount per booking. If you have any queries please contact us at training@geodata.soton.ac.uk

*Please note, as an educational institution, our fees do not attract VAT.

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