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Talisman Summer School: Computer Programming for Social Scientists
21-27 July 2014

This hands-on seven day summer school aims to bring social scientists without any programming experience to the point where they can program their own social science models and applications. It will provide a beginner's-level introduction to computer programming using examples drawn from social science. It will also introduce key libraries, methodologies, and platforms available for social science programmers.

Courses

Introduction to Geographical Information Systems - Using ArcGIS (Raster Applications), 19 - 20 May 2014

Organising Institution: University of Leeds (As part of TALISMAN, an ESRC funded project and NCRM node aimed at enhancing research methods across the UK)
Times: 9.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m. (May 19) 9.30 a.m.- 1.00 p.m. (May 20)
Location: G19, East Building, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Instructor: Dr Stephen Carver

Course description:
This is a 1.5 day course introducing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) using ESRI’s ArcGIS version 10 software. It builds on basic knowledge of data manipulation, mapping and analysis, introducing the Spatial Analyst extension. The emphasis of this course is working with raster data in the context of a variety of environmental applications by exploring surface geoprocessing tools within ArcGIS. Common raster data sources will be used including Ordnance Survey terrain data and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology land cover maps (via Digimap). The course will cover the basics of grid-based modelling (local, focal, zonal and global functions) and develop a wider understanding of the capabilities of ArcGIS and raster analysis in the context of terrain and hydrological modelling. The course will mix teaching with demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Level of prior learning required:
This course assumes that you have basic IT skills.  Although it is not a requirement for participants to have prior knowledge or experience of using ArcGIS, attendance on the ‘vector’ ArcGIS  course is recommended as it will provide a greater understanding of the tools and functionality of the software. ArcGIS  uses a menu-based interface - participants should be familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment

Fees: £45 for UK postgraduate students, £90 for RCUK funded researchers/ staff at UK universities.
Registration Details: Click here for further information and to register or email Amy O’Neill  tel, 0113 343 3535


Introduction to Geographical Information Systems – Using Quantum GIS, 19 - 20 June 2014

Organising Institution: The University of Leeds (As part of TALISMAN, an ESRC funded project and NCRM node aimed at enhancing research methods across the UK)
Times:  10 am – 5pm  (June 19) and 10 am – 2pm (June 20)
Venue: G19, East Building, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT
Instructor: Dr Linda See

Course Description:
This 1.5 day course provides an introduction to Quantum GIS, an open source Geographic Information System software package. You will be introduced to the various components of the software and learn how to work with both vector and raster data layers. You will learn how to run simple geospatial analyses, how to edit existing maps and how to create maps using your own data, which we encourage you to bring with you to the course. Lectures will be interspersed with  hands-on practical exercises. A variety of datasets will be used that cover socio-economic as well as physical geography domains.

Please note: this is an entry level GIS course and is therefore not appropriate for experienced ArcGIS or MapInfo users wanting to learn QGIS. We can recommend alternatives for you.

Fees: £45 for UK postgraduate students; £90 for RCUK funded researchers, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations; £220 for all others. (Fees include course materials, lunch on the first day and refreshments throughout).
Registration details: Click here for further information and to register or email Rosie Temple, Tel: 0113 343 3535

 

School Seminar Series

Seminars are open to everyone and take place in the School of Geography lecture theatre, East building (building no 36 on campus map).  For more information and to join the Geography Seminar Series email list contact Dr Karen Bacon or Dr Martin Zebracki

Cluster Events

For details of events by the Cities & Social Justice cluster visit this page.

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