At EDINA we run a programme of training courses, both on-site and online webinars. We also attend conferences and on occasion run them.

You will find our scheduled events, and those we will be attending, below. You can also explore many of our previous presentations, publications and videos on our presentations and staff pages.

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Upcoming Events

QGIS Conversion Training 30th June 2017

EDINA and the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh are offering a new training course in GIS
30 June 2017


This course is designed for those who already have a good grounding in GIS but want to take the skills they have in a commercial GIS package and use them in the leading OpenSource software, QGIS.

Many organisations are looking to complement their commercial GIS with QGIS to help drive down costs and unlock the extra functionality and time savings it can provide. On this course we will show you how to transfer your existing GIS skills to QGIS. The day consists of instructor-led practical exercises with work books provided. The software used will be the long term release version of QGIS, 2.14.


Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DR


Section 1: Setting up QGIS

  • Downloading, Installing and Setting Defaults
  • Adding Plugins


Section 2: Working with existing data

  • Adding existing data types: CSV, Shapefile, Raster, File and Personal Geodatabases, WMS
  • Styling Data
  • Querying data


Section 3: Creating datasets

  • Creating vector data
  • Editing vertices and attributes
  • Georeferencing scanned maps


Section 4: Analysis and Output

  • Spatial joins, geoprocessing operations
  • Advanced styling and labelling
  • Using the print composer


If you have any queries about the event or the booking process, please contact



Last booking date for this event

27th June 2017

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made up until 8 days before the event will receive a 100% refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 7 days of the event but replacement delegates will be accepted.