Visualisation of data

The ability to effectively manage, analyse and visualise large spatial datasets is now a key requirement for GIS professionals and you will be taught by staff with expertise in these specialisms. From this perspective, our focus is on helping you develop the skills you need to be able to effectively communicate the core messages of the data you are working with, in meaningful, high-impact ways.

The following images are just an example of the kinds of outputs students completing the course could expect to produce. 


3D population raster-based density map – produced to demonstrate the spatial distribution of population in China (click the image for the larger version).


This map of land use in New York City builds upon the release of that city’s excellent MapPLUTO GIS open data. Similar datasets are now available for a host of cities worldwide (click the image for the larger version).


Sometimes it’s easier to tell a simple story with a map. This examples shows the different sizes of Beijing and London, mapped to the same scale (click the image for the larger version).

cFlow map example – this shows global airline flows for the whole world. Similar output s can be produced for any kind of origin-destination data, including migration and commuting data (click the image for the larger version).