The ‘Data for Decisions’ GIS Workshop is aimed at planners, policy and decision makers, local partnerships and local authorities researchers and private consultants who wish to gain more experience  and knowledge on the availability of 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 QGIS software package and has been designed for those with little or no GIS experience.

 The workshop includes:

  • Basic introduction to GIS
  • Thorough overview of statistical datasets in Ireland
  • Series of sessions on using QGIS for manipulating and analysing ‘socio-demographic’ spatial datasets

On completion of the one day workshop participants will have a much greater awareness of spatial data in Ireland and will be able to execute many of the basic functionalities in QGIS such as data importing, data management, data analysis and high quality thematic map development.

Duration: One day (9.30am to 17.00pm)

Costs: €295

Class size: Limited to 10 to ensure we can provide one-to-one support throughout the day.

IT requirements: You will be required to have your own laptop with QGIS downloaded prior to the workshop.

Location: Iontas Building, North Campus, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co Kildare

Credits: 7 IPI CPD Credits

Dates: Tuesday the 13th of June 2017

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