New TVERC training course: Introduction to GIS

Habitat photo by Ivan Wright
Photo by Ivan Wright

Saturday 24th June 2017, Reading

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Due to demand TVERC are offering a new course as part of our 2017 training programme, providing an introduction to the use of GIS.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are systems for storing, managing and analysing spatial data.  Modern desktop GIS systems are incredibly powerful and have considerable capabilities.  This course is designed to introduce you to GIS and spatial data and enable you to display, manipulate and interrogate spatial data.  

You will learn about different types of spatial data, how to create simple maps, how to create and edit spatial data and how to carry out some simple analytical tasks.  This course is ideal for students and biological recorders looking for a basic introduction to GIS.

This course will use the free open source QGIS system.

Course participants will need to bring their own laptop with a copy of QGIS (which is freely available) already installed on it.  If you do not have a laptop, please contact us well in advance to see if we can help as we have a very limited supply of laptops for this course.  A full set of course notes and course data will be provided.

Refreshments will be provided, but you will need to bring your own lunch. The course venue is in Reading city centre so there are also places locally to buy lunch.

The course costs £60 (£120 for professionals).  There are a limited number of student places at £30 available on a first come first served basis (and you will need to email a copy of your student card).

Booking is essential: via this online form, or contact us at or on 01865 815451.

Venue: Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), 35-39 London Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4PS  


There is no parking at the venue, but it is in central Reading and a short walk from Reading main train station. See this map link. 

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For further details contact TVERC via email or call us: 01865 815451


Posted: April 12, 2017