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Kent Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies

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  • GIS is increasingly being used in many disciplines to help solve a wide range of “real world” problems and advance the current state of research by exploring the spatial properties of events and processes. The overall aim of this training session was to provide an applied introduction to the use of GIS. The training provided an introduction to the theory and practice of GIS and an introduction to a range of methods for collection, management and interpretation of spatial data. Indicative topics:
    • Introduction to the fundamental principles of GIS;
    • Data sources and methods of data acquisition
    • Types of spatial data, working with raster and vector data
    • Mapping (how to create and transform maps),
    • Elementary database management