This event is a hands-on workshop on Geographic Information Systems for social scientists with no experience in QGIS.
For this workshop we will be using the free and open source software QGIS, which is widely available and fully maintained by a strong community of volunteers and supporting organisations. In addition to the main QGIS software, there is a wide range of training material produced by the QGIS community and many educational and research institutes.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use QGIS for basic data processing and introductory spatial analysis. They will also learn about common GIS formats, importing data, processing them for further analysis and mapping their results.
Presenter: Dr Serafeim Alvanides, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
13:00-13:30: Introduction: GIS what is it and how to use it
13:30-13:35: Exercise 1: QGIS Warm up
13:35-14:00: GIS formats and Tabular Data Processing
14:00-14:45: Exercise 2: Working with attribute tables
15:00-15:30: Spatial data analysis and mapping
15:30-16:15: Exercise 3: Working with spatial data
16:15-16:30: Closing, Q & A