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Nov 11 - Nov 13
All day
3 day Advanced training workshop - Principles of Geographical Information Systems

The overall aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the theory and practice of GIS as well as an introduction to a range of methods for collection, management and interpretation of spatial data.  Particular attention is paid to the development of students' analysis skills to deal with spatial data using GIS. This workshop will run for 3 consecutive days, 6 hours per day combining theoretical, tutorial and practical sessions. The tutorial and practical sessions will provide hands-on experience using ArcGIS which is the most widely used GIS system. The workshop will cover:

  • Principles of cartography, coordinate systems and projections
  • Introduction to the fundamental principles of GIS
  • Data sources and methods of data acquisition
  • Types of spatial data, working with raster and vector data
  • Mapping (how to create and transform maps)
  • ArcGIS -overview of ArcGIS, ArcMap, ArcCatalog; ArcToolbox, Spatial Analyst
  • GIS operations (Calculating area, Intersection of polygons etc.)
  • Data manipulation, spatial data query and spatial analysis

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Cornwallis South East (Octagon),
University of Kent,
United Kingdom


Open to Postgraduate and post doctoral researchers,

Free for Kent students and staff

Contact: Deborah Molloy
T: 01227 824089
Graduate School


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