Introduction to QGIS

Introduction to QGIS

Instructor: Cliff Patterson, PhD

Course Overview

QGIS is a powerful open-source desktop GIS application that runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac. This introductory course is designed for someone who has limited to no experience in GIS. The course covers basic theoretical concepts in GIS, the application layout, common tools, and analytical methods. Participants will gain a basic understanding of GIS, how to conduct basic analysis, and how to make a map layout. Specifically, participants in this course will:

  • get an overview of the QGIS user interface,
  • create map layouts using the Layout Manager,
  • create new point, line, and polygon layers,
  • conduct overlay analysis,
  • conduct terrain analysis using a LiDAR-derived DEM,
  • analyze multispectral imagery to quantify vegetation abundance and health,
  • and export data to various formats.

Course Delivery

This course is instructor-led and conducted via Zoom. The course content is 4 hours, but with breaks the total length is 5 hours. Students will receive background instruction before participating in 6 to 8 tutorials.

Price $199.99 CAD per person

Upcoming Sessions

Thursday, November 15th, 2022, from 10am-3pm EST (Note this session was previously scheduled for November 17, 2022)

Friday, December 9th, 2022, from 10am-3pm EST

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