Using GIS - A refresher

A one day course to be held on the 25 October at the University of Leicester. This course introduces users to ArcGIS and QGIS, letting them develop their skills and develop a question based approach to using the software.


25 October
Room 0.16, Centre for Medicine, University of Leicester Main Campus
£75 (£50 students/unwaged)

This one day course, to be held on 25 October, aims to have delegates feel more comfortable with their ArcGIS skills and know how to apply a question-based approach to the tool. By the end of the course they will have refreshed their skills and should feel confident to use the tool again in the future.

They will work through a case study which allows them to work through a dataset and gain the skills to use ArcGIS. The case study will focus on the proposed development of land and the request of the developers of the archaeologists to determine whether the plot of land is clear for building (e.g. are there any archaeological reasons why the development should not go ahead).

Attendees are expected to have some basic computer literacy but are not expected to be experts in ArcGIS. They will need to come prepared to go through a series of practical exercises with guidance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Setting map parameters
  • Inputting geodata
  • Analysing geodata
  • Producing maps for use in publications & reports
  • Understand the theory behind GIS
  • Using a question based approach to ArcGIS

Allied to the above learning outcomes we intend that all attendees leave feeling confident in using ArcGIS and able to take their skills back to their research or place of work.


Download a provisional timetable for the day.

How to book

The course is priced at £75, this includes refreshments, course materials, and lunch. Places can be booked online through shop@le.

We have a limited number of places available for registered students at the special price of only £50 (including lunch, refreshments and course materials). For further information and to book email

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