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Introduction to QGIS

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

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: QGIS (Windows version) - installed on Lab computers

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.

 

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Upcoming Workshops

Title Location Dates
Introduction to QGIS : 2019-02-06 Burnaby, Bennett Library, Lab 2105 Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm