CPD Courses

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses

Aberystwyth University offers a range of flexible CPD courses and workshops covering a wide range of business focused themes.  In relation to our Aberystwyth Centre for Space and Earth Monitoring (ACSEM) we are pleased to offer courses in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS).

What is GIS?

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyse, manage and present all types of spatial or geographical data.

With GIS you can:

  • Map where things are
  • Find places meeting criteria that you specify
  • Map densities
  • See distributions

We offer 2 day introductory courses and intermediate courses:


COURSE CONTENT Introduction to Quantum GIS

Where to find Free Data

Importing & Editing Vector & Raster Data

Selecting & Querying Vector Layers

Importing XY & GPS Data

Using in Conjunction with Google Earth

Exporting Maps

Geoprocessing Tools

Raster Processing


Generating Elevation

Change Detection

Atmospheric Correction

About the Speaker

Marie Kelly has developed a wide range of GIS experience over the past 12 years (on both open source and commercial software) having completed a BSc and MSc at the University of Manchester and worked for the environmental engineering firm MWH. In 2012, Marie joined Aberystwyth University as a Theme Leader in remote sensing and spatial information for the WISE network, helping businesses develop their experience and use of remote sensing and GIS using mostly open source Quantum GIS software.

To book your place, contact:

Non Lavaro – Business Development Officer (CPD)
nol1@aber.ac.uk / 01970 621668 / www.aber.ac.uk/training