Introduction to QGIS Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data, 1st Oct

A workshop on Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data is being run by the Geographic Data Science Lab and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Liverpool.

Date: Thursday 1st October 2015, 9:30am – 4pm

Venue: Training Room 1, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool

Instructor: Dr Nick Bearman

Cost: £45 student, £80 HE / public sector, £200 commercial (see below for details)

This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data within the open source GIS program QGIS. We will also cover creating choropleth maps, some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates) and appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into QGIS, symbolise it effectively and be able to prepare a publication quality map.

No previous experience of GIS or QGIS is required, but some experience of using spatial data will be beneficial. Please email Nick for more information. Refreshments and lunch are provided, and numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you are already familiar with the basic elements of GIS, you may wish to attend the course “Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis” instead where focus on applying these GIS skills in R, and develop your spatial analysis skills (more details).


  • £45 – UK registered students
  • £80 – staff at UK academic institutions and research centres, UK-registered charity and voluntary organisations, staff in public sector and government
  • £200 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations
    reduced prices are available for University of Liverpool affiliated students and staff cost negotiable for those less able to pay, please contact Nick Bearman for details


Please register online. Please email if you need any more information.


Information on getting to the University is available at:

A map of the campus is available at:

The Sydney Jones Library is building number 423 in grid F3 on the map.

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