QGIS Course for Environmentalists

Who is it for?

The course is for anyone wishing to learn how to use geographic information software, with particular emphasis on those who work in ecology, conservation and the environment.  It is aimed at the beginner with no requirement for prior knowledge of GIS, but you should have basic computer skills.

What will I get out of it?

  • Skills to create, manage, analyse and present geographically referenced data
  • Knowledge to take a project from start to finish
  • Ability to identify and troubleshoot some of the most common issues
  • A broad understanding of how to create GIS/data workflows
  • Application of techniques to improve efficiency
  • Greater confidence with the creation of quality outputs
  • Training manual, with exercises, and flash drive to act as a reminder

What topics are covered?

  • Overview of GIS
  • Adding data and moving around the map
  • Working with layers; creating and displaying, and digitising
  • Accessing free online data
  • Analysis and geoprocessing
  • Basic cartography including, symbology, thematic mapping & labelling
  • Creating a professional output with print composer

Who is delivering it?

Nevis’ Head of GIS and Data Management Lucy Arnold

Where and when is the course?

Next available date: 5th & 6th April 2017 in Glasgow City Center, Scotland

If you have a desired location and a number individuals with registered interest please get in touch to discuss a tailored service.

How much does it cost?

Course fees are £375 (ex VAT) per person for the two-day course, this includes lunches and refreshments.

How do I book my place?

Please contact Lucy Arnold on 01463 830232 or lucy.arnold@nevisenvironmental.com for a booking form and further information.  

The ability to tailor dates for larger clients is possible and if this is something that may interest you please get in touch. 


The QGIS project actively encourage anyone to contribute, directly or indirectly, to the project.