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Getting Started With QGIS for Mac Users

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

QGIS is Open Source GIS software for creating maps and viewing, editing, and managing spatial data in a wide variety of commonly used vector and raster formats. Free to download, QGIS can be installed on Mac, Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems. This workshop will provide and introduction to the basic features of QGIS using geospatial data from the Lower Mainland.

Attendees will need to bring a laptop with QGIS installed. You can download QGIS here: If you need access to a laptop, please email Julie Jones, GIS & Map Librarian at jsj7[at]


Upcoming Workshops

Title Location Dates
Getting Started With QGIS for Mac Users : 2018-01-25 Burnaby, Bennett Library, Rm 7200 Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm