Introduction to Geographic Information System research methods (workshop)
From 7th to 23rd June between 16:00-19:00 BST.

Introduction to Geographic Information System research methods (workshop)

This workshop aims to  introduce early career researchers to GIS methods to support research. The focus lies on turning geographic data, such as satellite images or road networks, into datasets that can be analysed with the statistical and econometric techniques familiar to many business researchers.

By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Be familiar with state-of-the-art applications of economic research using GIS techniques,
  2. Know how to use a GIS software system (QGIS),
  3. Be able to write python scripts to automate their geo-processing tasks; and
  4. Understand how to use the Google Earth Engine to access and process high-resolution satellite data in the cloud.
The workshop is organised into six 3-hour sessions. Each session will be in a lecture format, but with the expectation it will be interactive in nature and allow individuals enough time to ask questions and implement the examples shown during the session.


 All sessions are delivered via zoom,  between 16:00-19:00 BST.

  • Session 1: Monday 07 June
  • Session 2: Wednesday 09 June
  • Session 3: Monday 14 June
  • Session 4: Wednesday 16 June
  • Session 5: Monday 21 June
  • Session 6: Wednesday 23 June

Please note there is an expectation that if you register you are able to attend all 6 sessions.



Please email – with subject line GIS workshop: Your surname  – to secure your place and to receive further information about the workshop.

Registrations will close on Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:00 BST.



Giorgio Chiovelli, Assistant Professor of Economics, Universidad de Montevideo

Sebastian Hohmann, Economist and Data Scientist

Tanner Regan, Research Fellow in Economics, Wheeler Institute for Business and Development


About the Wheeler Institute

The Wheeler Institute for Business and Development at London Business School was created to research and amplify the role of business in tackling the hardest challenges in social and economic development. A primary objective of the Wheeler Institute is to stimulate and support research at the intersection of business and development, with a particular emphasis on research in the developing world.


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