Introduction to QGIS

QGIS is a flexible and powerful open-source GIS package used in a range of public and private sectors including Planning and Development, Engineering, Resources, Aid Agencies and Academia. Applications include Flooding and Drainage Modelling, Urban and Transport Planning, Disaster Modelling and Management, Research and much more!
The aim of this course is to introduce the basic concepts, functional requirements and applications of digital mapping and GIS using QGIS and give an insight into spatial information and geodata processing and analysis. The course provides a hands-on introduction to:
  • The QGIS Interface
  • Open Data Sources
  • Spatial Databases
  • Coordinate Systems, Map Projections and Datums
  • GIS Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Data Analysis and Manipulation
  • Typical Workflows
  • Useful Tools and Plugins
Training material is included.

Flood Modelling for Managers

This masterclass is an intensely practical guide on flood modelling for non-modellers. The masterclass will explore modelling software, the application of this software, the data required and the scoping and managing of flood modelling projects from a non-technical perspective. The masterclass will also provide practical guidance on common mistakes made by modellers that non-technical staff can check for along with flood modelling case studies with lessons learnt and a manger’s modelling checklist.
At the end of this 2-day masterclass you will have a better understanding of:
  • Flood modelling fundamentals;
  • Common hydrologic and hydraulic modelling packages;
  • The role of direct rainfall modelling;
  • The role of supporting software such as .batchy, waterRIDE and useful GIS plugins;
  • The role of CFD, GPU and HPC;
  • Fit for purpose modelling – what is appropriate and when;
  • Why modellers are always asking for special IT privileges;
  • Common mistakes made by modellers that you can check for;
  • How you can see what’s in the model and the model results;
  • How long a flood modelling project should take and what the budget should be;
  • How to scope projects to get the outcome you intended;
  • Common project risks and how to manage these;
  • Common exclusions applied by consultants; and
  • What’s changed in ARR 2019 from ARR 1987/1999.

Python Training

We understand water, we understand data and we understand computers and software. This leaves us perfectly placed to assist clients to streamline their workflows and processes. We offer training courses in Python to assist our clients in developing custom software solutions.

Custom Training

We offer training courses in hydrology and hydraulics specifically tailored to the needs of your organisation. Contact us to find out more.


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