Following the unprecedented success of the first series, Horizon Digital Economy Research Institute and Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in partnership with Ordnance Survey, GeoVation and Esri UK, is running a second series of FREE one-day Open Data Master Classes through June and July. These classes will reach a wide cross section of people (i.e. individuals, communities, grassroots organisations, NGOs to civil servants and professionals) who will benefit from a greater understanding of the opportunities around open data as well as providing them with the tools and techniques needed to use and analyse a range of Open Datasets relevant to them; for example, school census data, crime statistics and transportation data.
The Open Data Master Classes combine theory and practical sessions given by guest lecturers within the fields of government, academia and business. The Master Classes will provide participants the opportunity to use and harness Open Datasets from various government departments and public sector organisations including; Higher Education, Health Care, Transport and Environment. Participants will learn a range of techniques from data collection and processing to data analysis and map visualisation. The content of the Master Classes is suitable for a wider spectrum of participants with various levels of IT experience, although some familiarity with web browsing and Microsoft Excel is assumed.
If you would like to improve your working knowledge of Open Data use the links below to register, but hurry, places are going fast!
- Swansea University – 1st June 2011 – register here
- The University of Manchester – 16th June 2011 – register here
- The University of Nottingham – 24th June 2011 – register here
- Newcastle University – 11th July 2011 – register here
- The University of Reading – 21st July 2011 – register here
There is space for 30-40 participants at each master class to with the exception of Newcastle University which will be limited to 26 participants. There will be use of purpose built facilities within each university including state-of-the-art lecture theatres and computer rooms.
If you require any further information please email Dr. Hanif Rahemtulla, Horizon Digital Economy Research at the University of Nottingham.
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