Useful links

We have collected together a list of links which we hope you will find useful. On this page you can find information regarding the software used on the course and you can view the latest news and events. We have also included links to taster materials and externals sites. If you have something interesting you would like to see on this page, please contact us at

Software Providers

We use a range of commercial and Open Source GIS software packages on our courses, including ArcGIS and QGIS. The main players in the GIS market are:

Taster Materials

We have created a number of ‘Taster Activities’ to give you an idea of the theoretical and practical components of the course.


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