Training Courses

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Your Open GIS Training Support

Improve your understanding and productivity with courses that understand your needs

The right training provides a wide range of benefits to all staff.

With a better understanding of open geo-software, data and systems, people and teams are more efficient, valuable and happier in their work.  

We have developed our certified training courses to support the personal and career development of everyone who attends

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Training Timetable

GeoServer Essentials2 Days21 - 22 November 2017
GeoServer Advanced*1 Day23 November
QGIS Essentials2 Days5 - 6 December 2017
QGIS Advanced1 Day7 December 2017
PostGIS Essentials2 Days28 - 29 November 2017
PostGIS Database Administration**1 Day11 December 2017
Python Essentials1 Day14 November 2017
Python for QGIS1 Day15 November 2017


* requires GeoServer Essentials

** requires PostGIS Essentials


We run public courses at our Epsom offices (25 minutes from Central London by train) but increasingly at a venue to suit you. We can also run a bespoke course to suit your organisation wherever required.

Course Materials

All delegates receive printed support material including a course manual and installation guides. All of this material together with appropriate software and workshop data will also be supplied on a USB flash drive.

Courses held at our Epsom offices are conducted using laptops supplied and configured by Astun Technology. 

Training Courses Descriptions

GeoServer Essentials 

2 Days - 8 CPD points

Learn how to install, use and style maps using Geoserver
Day 1: Introduction - Getting Started - Drawing prettier maps - Simple Clients
Day 2: Advanced Styling - Other Web Services - UK Specific Items - Advanced Raster management - Security
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GeoServer Advanced

1 Day - 4 CPD points

Extend your GeoServer knowledge & explore the REST API
Day 1: Other Web Services - Running in Production - Advanced Styling - WMS
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QGIS Essentials

2 Days - 12 CPD points

A full introduction to this popular open source GIS software
Day 1: Working with Vector Data - Styling Map Data - Importing & Exporting Data - Connecting to Web Services - Loading Raster Layers
Day 2: Data Capture Editing - Measuring & Calculating Geometries - Spatial Geo-Processing - Using Print Composer - QGIS & Databases
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QGIS Advanced

1 Day - 4 CPD points

Extend your QGIS knowledge & explore advanced features
Day 1: Processing Toolbox - Advanced Styling - Atlas Generation - Raster & Terrain Analysis Tools - Geo-Referencing - Plug-ins Demonstration & Review
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PostGIS Essentials

2 Days - 8 CPD points

Learn the basics of using PostGIS (attendees should have the relevant GIS experience before attending this course)
Day 1: Introduction & Getting Started - Loading, Exporting & Using Spatial Data - Basic Structured Query Language - Further SQL
Day 2: Geometry Accessors & Measurements - Spatial Measurements - Spatial Relations & joins - Geoprocessing Functions
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PostGIS Database Administration

1 Day - 4 CPD points

Enjoy an introduction to the adminstration tasks needed to support a PostGIS database
Day 1: Accessing the Server & User Management - Adminstration & Monitoring - Configuration Controls & Performance Tuning - Indexes - Database Administration Tasks - Maintenance Tasks - Backup & Recovery - Issues & Further Considerations
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Python Essentials

1 Day

Learn the essentials of using the Python scripting language
Day 1: Introduction & Setup - Strings - Lists - Sorting - Dicts & Files - Regular Expressions - The Standard Library - Further Topics
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Python for QGIS

1 Day

Use what you've learnt about Python to interact and extend QGIS
Day 1: Introduction to QGIS - Introduction to PyQGIS - Python Expressions - Using the QGIS Python Console - Exploring the PyQGIS API - Plugins - Writing a Processing Plugin - Further Topics
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