DSS Workshop Three – Data Visualisation via Geographic Information Systems

Date: 21st October 2020

Time: 12:00-15:00

The ‘spatial turn’ in the humanities in recent years has seen an upswing in the application of tools based on geospatial principles as more humanities scholars turn to software such as GIS to visualise and explore spatial data within their work.  QGIS, a free open-source GIS tool offers similar levels of functionality without the cost or ‘baggage’ of some of the more well known GIS software, making it an attractive alternative.  This workshop will demonstrate and give hands-on experience of some of the basic functions in QGIS that the novice ‘spatial humanist’ might need to visualise their data, which will enable participants to explore the software further with more confidence.