Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data – Fri 3rd April

This course with the CDRC was originally planned to be in person, at the University of Liverpool in London campus. However, we can no longer teach at that campus because of coronavirus, so I have decided to move the course online.

We are going to run the course in real time (on Fri 3rd April, 10am – 4:30pm, UK time) so you need to be available for that whole time (or at least most of it). We will be using Zoom – more details to be confirmed.

If you would like to take part, please email me for more details:

Note: you have to have signed up for a place and paid to take part.

More Details

To take part, you will need to install QGIS on your computer. QGIS is compatible with Windows, OSX and Unix. Go to to install your copy. Installation instructions available here.

The day will be structured with a mixture of presentations (from me) and time to work on practical exercises. The group is limited to 8 participants, so I will have time to help each of you individually with your work.

We will also have an ‘informal’ optional welcome session on Thursday afternoon, to say hello and to help anyone who has issues setting up QGIS on their machine.

9:45am – 10:00am
Time to get setup, make sure audio and video is working
10:00am – 10:30am – What is GIS?Introduction to the course, to each other and to GIS
10:30am – 11:30am – Practical 1: Intro to QGISPractical session where you follow a workbook practical with one-to-one help from me
11:30am – 12:00pm – Classification Discussion and exercise on choropleth maps
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Practical 1: Intro to QGIS ctd Practical session
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch Break
1:30pm – 1:45pm – Cartography and Map Design Presentation on cartography, map design and IMD (Index of Multiple Deprivation) data
1:45pm – 3:00pm – Practical 2: IMD Maps Practical session
3:00pm – 3:15pm – Tea/Coffee Break
3:15pm – 4:30pm – Practical 4: Working with your own data Practical session and time to work with your own data with me

If you have any questions about the plan or how things will work, please email me.