Introduction to Digital Mapping using QGIS
Learn Free and Open Source GIS with QGIS
Updated on Sep, 2023
Language - English
Geospatial analysis is a quickly growing field due to its usefulness to decision makers. With this course you will learn QGIS, a free and open source software package that can perform all the analysis functions of its well known and expensive competitor. Whether you are making the transition away from ESRI products or just starting from scratch, learning QGIS will give you valuable analysis and visualization skills.
Your Instructor has been using GIS for over 25 years and teaching it at a University in Boston, MA for over a dozen years. He has taught countless GIS labs using both ESRI products and, as of late, QGIS software. Upon discovering that QGIS is more powerful, faster, cooperative, and infinitely cheaper than ESRI products, he switched 90% of his geospatial work to Open Source QGIS and has never looked back. He would like to guide you on this journey as well. With QGIS and its associated programs, there are no limits to where you can go!
This course is designed for folks new to QGIS. If you are an ESRI user, this course will help you translate the concepts from ArcMap to QGIS. All the functionality is there, even the extensions, and this course will help you make the mental transitions with the new workflow. If you are brand new to GIS, this course will bring you from zero experience to an Intermediate user very quickly. Within a few days, you will be able to perform powerful spatial analysis.
The course comes with a sample data set, primarily focused on the island of Nantucket. Students are encouraged to follow along with the Instructor. The best way to learn the concepts is to follow along and do them. Your instructor is very responsive to questions and feedback, and sees himself as a partner in your journey to GIS greatness.
What will you learn in this course:
Real world geospatial analysis techniques
Navigating the QGIS Interface
Geospatial Map Analysis
Telling a "Data Story" with a digital map
What are the prerequisites for this course?
No QGIS is necessary, but a mid level computer is helpful so you can follow along with the sample data. The ability to use a mouse and keyboard is required.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
- 1-1 Welcome Video 01:52 01:52
- 1-2 What is QGIS, GIS and FOSS 17:21 17:21
- 1-3 Installing QGIS 04:32 04:32
- 1-4 Getting the Tutorial Data 02:14 02:14
- 1-5 Longitude and Latitude 09:50 09:50
- 1-6 Bookmarking Data Locations 01:50 01:50
The QGIS User Interface
Getting Data Online
Using OpenStreetMap Data
Scott LussierExperienced GIS Educator and Geospatial Consultant
Scott Lussier has been teaching Geographic Information System (GIS) courses for 15 years and working with the technology for over 30. He has taught hundreds of students GIS at a University in Boston, MA. He also work with Drones, particularly in the aerial mapping space.
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