Duration: 1 day
In this introductory course you will be taught the basic characteristics of spatial data and how these data are managed in a Geographic Information system. You will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the main open-source GIS software used in the private and public sector: QuantumGIS (QGIS). At the end of the course you will be able to manage and query spatial and attribute data in a GIS environment. Examples provided in the course refer specifically to historic and cultural landscapes.
**We can offer training with other GIS software on request**
– Spatial data: formats, coordinate systems
– Attribute data: database structures and relationship with spatial data
– GIS: introductory overview
– QuantumGIS: structure, standard tools, plugins
Understanding of GIS and basic use of QuantumGIS.
No prior knowledge of computer software or GIS is required