Introduction to ArcGIS

Tuesday 2nd August 2016
9:30am - 4:30pm (lunch break included)
Jura Teaching Lab, Level 4 Annexe, University of Glasgow LIbrary, Hillhead St, Glasgow G12 8QE

The importance of understanding the spatial dimension of data has long been understood.

Despite this, the spatial aspects are often ignored; in part due to a lack of knowledge and skill about how to process it. This issue has become more pressing in recent years, which have seen a massive expansion in the quantity of data available. At the same time, new methods and software have opened up opportunities for analysing spatial data. In this short course, participants will be introduced to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a powerful tool for managing, storing and analysing spatial data. The purpose of this course is to familiarise participants with what a geographic information system is and the potential for it to be used for informed decision-making.

About the UBDC Summer Training Programme 2016 

Introduction to ArcGIS is one of eight short courses hosted by the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow this August 2016. Following a successful trial of our training last summer, this year’s programme expands on the course offerings to provide training and skills development in wider areas of data analytics, data management and modelling as well as a new course on accessing UBDC’s variety of data services. We intend to schedule further training courses in the coming academic year and addition, offer one-off seminar and workshop events funded through the ESRC SASNet Programme. All of our courses are open to academic participants from any discipline as well as professionals from businesses, third sector, private organisations, local authorities, government departments etc.  

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Important Information

  • The course is open to a wide variety of participants (researchers, students, practitioners)
  • All software packages needed for the course will be provided in the designated course lab
  • The course requires a minimum of 5 registered participants for delivery and has a maximum of 20 participants
  • All participants must ensure they meet the pre-requisite knowledge requirements stated in the course description
  • All participants must register - your place in the course is not final until you receive a confirmation email from our delegate registration service (