GIS software doesn’t have to be expensive! QGIS is a free, open source GIS platform with powerful tools and wide variety of plugins. Learn how to use the basic tools in QGIS for your spatial projects.
Learning Outcomes: By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
- Import data to and export data from QGIS
- Edit data within QGIS
- Do basic vector analysis in QGIS
- Do basic raster analysis in QGIS
- Export simple maps using the layout manager
Software: Please bring your own laptop with QGIS installed. QGIS runs on Linux, Windows and Macs. To download QGIS, please visit https://qgis.org/en/site/forusers/download.html
Core Competencies: vector analysis, raster analysis, data management
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of GIS and/or some familiarity with ArcGIS. Otherwise, we suggest taking Intro to Spatial Thinking and ArcGIS workshop.
Workshop page (SFU Canvas): GIS workshops page includes workshop descriptions and suggested streams for different disciplines, handouts, slides, and example datasets
Week of Workshops is sponsored by SFU’s Big Data Initiative