In this class, you will learn the basics of the industry’s Free and Open Source leading and most advanced software, QGIS.
Day 1: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
In this module, we will cover course expectations, give you a quick overview of GIS and what’s great about it, take a first look at QGIS and identify key elements in the interface, and define core geospatial concepts and terminology. We will also discuss options for desktop GIS, the history of GIS and how it’s used today, discuss resources and help that you can use, and lay out core skills that are relevant to you as a GIS analyst. We will guide you on how to get a copy of QGIS for this course, and with a tutorial on getting started in QGIS.
Day 2: QGIS Basics
In this module, we will explore GIS data using QGIS and will explore and change the properties of GIS layers to change map displays. We will subset data using selections, and explore feature attributes. We will also learn about projections and use that knowledge as we run geoprocessing tools
Day 3: Making real-world maps
In this module, we will identify the relevant common. We will create complete maps that include proper symbology, legends, titles, north arrows, and data sources. We will further use more advanced mapping techniques to compose maps and label items on the map.
Day 4: Retrieving and Sharing Data
In this module, we will view and edit metadata. We will retrieve data from the web and share data, discuss workspaces and file formats, and create layer and map packages. We will also use multiple file formats for GIS data and be able to appropriately choose between them based upon project requirements.
Day 5: Spatial Analysis and Map design
Participants will be able to: