For more information and booking:
This workshop will cover principles and practice for understanding the
geography of census data. The workshop will be delivered by staff from two
Data Support Units, UKBORDERS and the Census Dissemination Unit (CDU).
Participants will get an introduction to digitised boundary datasets and
Postcode Data Selector provided by UKBORDERS at Edina and an overview of
the National Statistics Postcode Directory, Casweb and the GeoConvert tool
There will also be a hands-on practical session where delegates can
experiment with geographical datasets, supported by experts from the two
project teams. Ward boundaries, and 1991 and 2001 census data will be used
for the UKBORDERS exercises, which will entail downloading the data,
uploading the boundaries in a GIS and joining the census tabular data to
generate choropleth maps.
The workshop is addressed to the needs of a broad range of social science
users and does not assume any prior experience with geographical information
systems (GIS) or other specialist software. It will be particularly attractive to
those whose work involves (for example) the manipulation and analysis of
census, postcodes, deprivation and health datasets.
Samantha Cockings, Lecturer in the School of Geography, University of
Southampton, will give a short talk outlining research (together with the Office
for National Statistics) which is developing automated methods for maintaining
the 2001 geographies in order to create the 2011 Census output geographies
for England and Wales.
This workshop will include an introduction to the data services offered by
Census.ac.uk and is aimed at those studying or working in the UK higher and
further education sector, but is not limited to those already registered to use
The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. However
travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by the participants.
Time: 10.00-16.00 (registration and refreshments at 09.30)
Date: Friday, 8 May 2009
Place: Room 2X6, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA
Booking form: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/news/eventdetail.asp?id=2176
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UK Data Archive
University of Essex
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