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Web Mapping – London – 15th November 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

When: 15th November 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Where: University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AG United Kingdom – + Google Map
Who: Dr Nick Bearman, FRGS, CGeog (GIS), AFHEA

This is a training and capacity building event organised by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC), an ESRC funded research project of which Jonathan Reynolds is Deputy Director and Co-Investigator.

Course description

In this one-day course we will explore Web Mapping and show you how to use a variety of different tools to display and communicate spatial information. We will have a recap of the basics of spatial data and focus on how we get a variety of different types of data into web mapping platforms. We will review some of the different platforms available and spend most of the time looking at the MapBox platform.

No experience of using spatial data is needed for this course, but some experience would be beneficial.
No experience of coding is needed for this course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the different web mapping platforms available
  • Know the different advantages and disadvantages of web mapping
  • be able to import data into a MapBox web map and host this on a website
  • be able to customise the data and basemap styling to suit their requirements
  • Understand the pricing structures of different web mapping platforms

Outline of the day

  • 9:50am – 10:00am – Registration and Refreshments
  • 10:00am – 10:20am – What is Spatial Data?
  • 10:20am – 10:45am – What is a Web Map?
  • 10:45am – 11:15am – Practical 1: Spatial Data and Google Fusion Tables
  • 11:15am – 11:45am – How do we customise our web map?
  • 11:45am – 12:30pm – Practical 2: MapBox
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 1:45pm – Recap and other Web Mapping Platforms
  • 1:45pm – 3:00pm – Practical 3: customising MapBox
  • 3:00pm – 3:15pm – Tea/Coffee
  • 3:15pm – 4:00pm/4:30pm – Practical 4: Using your own data and other platforms

Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day course on 16th November 2018 (Using spatial data from Social Media).

Please email claudia.seiler@sbs.ox.ac.uk or OXIRMEnquiries@sbs.ox.ac.uk for more information.

Course Fee

  • £60 – UK registered students – register here
  • £100 – staff at UK academic institutions & research centres, UK-registered charity & voluntary organisations, staff in public sector & government – register here
  • £300 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations – register here

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Computer Software

Participants will need to bring their own laptops. You will need a web browser (Chrome or Firefox) and a working installation of QGIS (http://www.qgis.org). You will also find a mouse very useful for working with some of the spatial data.