The ‘Data for Decisions’ GIS Workshop is aimed at planners, policy and decision makers, local partnerships, local authorities, researchers and private consultants who are interested in getting a better handle on Irish spatial data and the potential of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to aid in evidence informed decision making. The workshop is designed around the free and open source Quantum GIS (QGIS) software package and is pitched at those with little or no GIS experience.
The Introductory workshop includes:Introductory lecture on the principles of GIS
Overview of statistical datasets and sources in Ireland (both authorative and open-source)
Series of practical sessions using QGIS
On completion of the one day workshop users have a much greater awareness of spatial data in Ireland and are able to execute many of the basic functionality in QGIS such as data importing, data management, data analysis and high quality thematic map development.
Introductory: 1 Day (9.30 to 17.00)
IT requirements: Own laptop with QGIS downloaded prior to the workshop and MS Office installed