Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

New Course. Early Deadline: Enrolling for Thursdays.

Live Online, 18:30-21:30, from Thursday 30 September for 10 weeks. €145* (€109 conc.)


Learn to create, adapt, and print your own maps. Work with vector and raster maps. Work with Government and open-data sources of geocoded information and mapping files. Learn about open-data and file formats. Learn about open-source mapping, the OSI and the ITM. Create custom maps for data from a range of fields of study. Visualise spatial data and perform spatial data analytics. Learn to geocode and plot address databases. Learn to digitise historical maps, drawings and aerial photographs. Work with overlays to study location from different sources and times. Learn to digitise and visualise your own surveys and tracks in the field.

Learn to install and work with QGIS: the leading professional GIS application that is proudly free and open source. It is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android.

This course is suitable for students, activists, and professionals across the sciences who want an introduction to getting started with GIS and to workgroup their own projects under supervision and with peer feedback and support: historians, marketeers, entrepreneurs and business planners, logistics, customer management, estate management, property management, town planning, community groups and activists, conservationists, environmentalists, outdoor sports clubs and activity centres.

Online Classes

EnrolmentNow enrolling for Online classes.
Times18:30 to 21:30
Duration10 Weeks
StartingThursday, 30 September 2021
TutorEoin Ó Spealáin
Live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, study notes and course materials online on Moodle.
How do online classes work?
*€145.00 with online discount, €108.50 for Old Age Pension recipients, €93.00 for current and just graduated Mallow campus day students, FREE on the Training Support Grant.
DeadlineEarly Deadline: Enrol online here before Thursday, 09 September 2021.


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Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

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