Start Date

20th March, 2024

End Date

20th March, 2024







Making the most of Greenspace NI in your org

Summary Description

Making the most of GreenspaceNI in your organisation using ArcGIS Online and ArcPro


Course Description

The GreenspaceNI Map provides public bodies, community groups and landowners with insights as to where accessible greenspace is needed most and the best routes to connect people to their local greenspace. This will enable all stakeholders to work towards the overarching ambition for everyone to have accessible quality greenspace within their community.  

Following on from our successful launch event in June, we are now offering an opportunity for you to delve deeper into the GreenspaceNI. This online training workshop is the second of two. The first event, aimed at GIS beginners was titled “GreenspaceNI – The data and applications: a beginners guide to unleashing their full potential” and can be viewed here – GreenspaceNI – A beginners guide.  This next event will give those with access to ArcGIS the opportunity to expand their knowledge.  

The event will give you the chance to explore the resources that are available to ArcGIS users and how to utilise their full potential. The format of this session, unlike the previous webinar will be more interactive, with a chance to work though some common functions and ask questions in a smaller group scenario. The session will therefore require access to ArcGIS. If you have an existing ArcGIS Online account, please email emma@out-scape.com with your username before 28th February. We can also provide a free trial of ArcGIS Online on a first come first served basis, simply send a short paragraph explaining who you are and how you would benefit from access to this resource also to Emma by 28th February. 

Course Content

Within the session we will cover: 

What is GreenspaceNI?  

  • We will recap the three elements of the current GreenspaceNI Map – NI’s first high value Greenspace layer, Greenspace Access Points and Off-Road Trails. Including how the layers were created, how they are updated and what information is gathered. 

GreenspaceNI Community Group: 

  • An introduction to the GreenspaceNI Community Group will show how you can navigate to the group through your own ArcGIS account, where we will then showcase the data that you have access to, including the Dashboard and Map Viewer applications, edit layers and Webmaps. Following on you will learn how to download GreenspaceNI to be used in ArcPro or QGIS.  

GreenspaceNI within ArcGIS Online: 

  • We will then delve into how you can improve GreenspaceNI using our new editable ‘draw’ layers on ArcGIS Online and outline some good practice for adding and updating data, including essential and non-essential fields. You will also have the capability to create your own webmaps, where we will show you how to add existing layers, create new data, and export high quality map outputs.  

GreenspaceNI within ArcPro: 

  • For those with access to ArcPro (not provided with free license option) we will show you how you bring GreenspaceNI layers into a new ArcPro Project. This gives you the ability to easily add large volumes of data to the layers.  

What’s next? 

  • How you can help us with the next phase of GreenspaceNI, good practice and governance.  

Why Attend?


Outscape (formerly Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland) was provided grant aid investment from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on behalf of the cross-departmental Strategic Outdoor Recreation Group (SORG) to create a map of all greenspace and off-road trail assets with public access in Northern Ireland. For more information visit – https://www.outdoorrecreationni.com/news/greenspaceni-map/