PGA GIS Course II: Advanced GIS Using QGIS

Perk Group Africa Explore the world of spatial analysis and cartography with GIS


In this class you will learn the basics to advanced applications of the industry’s leading FREE & OPEN-SOURCE software QGIS, during 5 days long modules:

This course builds on your existing knowledge of QGIS. It comprises a series of presentations and computer practical sessions using QGIS, a free and open-source software.

You will be introduced to advanced analysis techniques using both raster and vector data. The course includes a basic introduction to the PostgreSQL/PostGIS enterprise database as well as web mapping. The course is designed for existing users of QGIS that want to expand their knowledge and carry out an advanced spatial analysis. This course is intended for those who have either completed our Introduction to QGIS course or have equivalent knowledge and experience.

Learning Objectives

The course is designed to:

  • develop delegates understanding of the fundamental concepts of GIS, its components and applications;
  • introduce the more advanced functionality of QGIS and spatial analysis;
  • teach the advanced skills needed to obtain, import, manipulate, analyse, interpret, manage, and output spatial data;
  • demonstrate real-world uses of GIS;
  • highlight the importance and utility of a Geographic Information System (GIS), its integration, and applicability in a variety of professional sectors.

By the end of the course, delegates will learn about GIS key tools in an appropriate and professional way, usage of vector and raster data information in order to develop complex spatial analysis; and gain experience in data preparation, layout development, map creation, and high-quality product delivery; and have a knowledge and understanding of:

  • Working with spatial databases including importing existing data sets.
  • Manipulating coordinate systems in QGIS.
  • Advanced field calculations.
  • Working with topologies.
  • Vector processing including tools such as a union.
  • Raster processing and how to use the raster calculator.
  • PostGIS databases