We teach GIS

Get confident in GIS with our professional training courses.

Working out which Geographic Information Systems (GIS) training provider best suits your requirements can be a bit of a headache. In a complex world of acronyms, fast changing software and vast amounts of available open data, it can be a daunting process.

We provide you with the most up-to-date GIS training courses, customising them to suit your circumstances.

Led by Dr Nick Bearman, you can be assured you will get the most from your training, with his patient and enthusiastic approach. Nick is always keen to share his wealth of experience in research and GIS software packages.

Our courses are accredited by the Association for Geographic Information (AGI). We are members of the Royal Geographic Society(with IBG) and the British Cartographic Society (BCS).

Future Courses and Events:

ADRC-E, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data
Mon 15th Jan 2018
This course will introduce spatial data and show you how to import and display spatial data with the free open source GIS program QGIS. We will also show you how to create choropleth maps and explain appropriate methods of visualising spatial data. We will also cover some basic spatial data analysis (e.g. calculating rates).

ADRC-E, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK **Fully Booked**
Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS
Tue 16th Jan 2018

The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis.

ADRC-E, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R & GeoDa
Wed 17th Jan 2018
This course will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will also use RStudio and GeoDa to explore a range of different spatial analyses including Moran’s I and clustering.

Statistics.com, online course
Geospatial Data Mapping with QGIS
Fri 23rd Feb to Fri 23rd Mar 2018, 10-15 hours per week
In this 4 week online course we will cover an introduction to spatial data, explaining how it works and showing you how to use QGIS to open, manage and manipulate data. We will cover how to analyse data including operations such as joining data and spatial overlays. You will also learn how to edit data, and how to create and export different types of maps.

CDRC, University of Liverpool (London Campus), London, UK
Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS
Mon 23rd April 2018
The course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio. We will show you appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis.

CDRC, University of Liverpool (London Campus), London, UK
Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R & GeoDa
Tue 24th April 2018
This course will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will also use RStudio and GeoDa to explore a range of different spatial analyses including Moran’s I and clustering.

  • GIS Training session colouring in
    Introduction to QGIS - Starting from scratch
  • St Paul's Cathedral
    Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS - Learning the rules!
  • Essex Summer School GIS Training
    Essex Summer School - GIS Training
  • GIS training in a computer lab Norwich
    University of East Anglia - GIS for International Development
  • One to One GIS Training
    Getting the most from GIS with One-to-One Training
  • Panoramic view over Beirut
    American University of Beirut - Confident Spatial Analysis

The GIS course provided our delegates with an excellent introduction to using R as a GIS. (Nick) was a very knowledgeable and approachable trainer and the course was a good mix of presentation and practical sessions. Our participants successfully increased their skills in mapping spatial data.

WISERD - Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods