25 Jun. 19

GeoSpatial – Open Source Land Management

This free workshop will cover the basics of QGIS, an open-source geographic information system, suitable for anyone dealing with land management.

Explore how you can use geospatial information to develop new, or improve existing, products or services for agriculture, arboriculture or other land based industries.

Aimed at professionals working in land management and maintenance; no prior knowledge of QGIS is required, however, you will need a working knowledge of computers and bring your own laptop to the session (see below for more information).

This workshop will provide you with a practical introduction to projections and spatial data; the sources of data that may be applicable for your business; how they can be imported and displayed; what makes a useful, informative map; and how to process it or send it for print.

At the end of the day, there will be an opportunity to discuss your own project and get one-to-one support.


9.30 am Registration and refreshments
10.00 am Data management
10.20 am Collect data
11.00 am Import data
12.00 pm Projections
12.30 pm Lunch
1.00 pm Draw points, polylines and polygons
1.40 pm Label datasets
2.00 pm Measuring
2.20 pm Design your layout and print maps
3.30 pm Discuss your own project ideas
4.00 pm Close

The workshop is led by Caroline Robinson of the Clear Mapping Company, an award winning cartographic design consultancy.


Spaces are limited and priority will be given to companies based in Cornwall.  To reserve your space, please respond by email to info@agritechcornwall.co.uk filling in and returning the form overleaf.


Please bring

  1. A laptop (and power cable),
  2. with QGIS Version 3.4.6 LTR installed, this free software is available here: https://www.qgis.org/en/site/
  3. a mouse with scroll wheel


Please contact us in advance, if you have problems with sourcing the above technology: info@agritechcornwall.co.uk


If you have any mapping questions, bring them with you to discuss on the day!


Please complete and return the form to register for the workshop

*   Please note that this record of attendance will be held by Agri-Tech Cornwall central team at

Duchy College.  We will never sell on your data and will hold your personal information securely

in strict accordance with new data protection regulations (GDPR).



Looking forward to seeing you on the 25 June!

Booking Form