This workshop will introduce you to QGIS, an alternative open source desktop GIS software for viewing, editing, and managing spatial data. QGIS is a rapidly evolving software that can be installed on Windows, Mac and Linux. Attendees will learn: A) What is open source and how do I get help, B) The basic layout of QGIS, C) How to work with common file formats, including Esri File Geodatabases and SpatiaLite geodatabases, D) How to style data, including some techniques only available in QGIS, E) How to compose maps, F) How to work with plugins and G) How to do some basic geoprocessing including using the Graphical Modeler.
It will be assumed that the audience has some familiarity with ArcGIS, so there will be a focus on, “How do I do that in QGIS?” By the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of how well suited QGIS is to be a primary GIS software. Students will need to bring a laptop with QGIS loaded. Instructions for installing QGIS will be sent prior to the workshop and workshop data will be provided on site.
Move beyond the basics of QGIS and learn how to use Plugins, add basemaps to QGIS Desktop and use advanced data styling techniques unique to QGIS. Create joins, work with selections, develop new attribute columns, create and populate a SpatiaLite geodatabase, use georeference imagery, edit vector data, and use the Processing Toolbox to geoprocess data. Geoprocessing tools to be introduced include clip, dissolve, buffer, hillshade, slope and aspect. Prerequisite: 69321
Learn advanced hands-on techniques used by GIS professionals. Topics include working with extensions such as Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst. Learn how to work with raster data and work with ArcScene to build 3D scenes. Batch process data in ArcToolBox, create your own toolboxes, and automate workflows by building a model in Model Builder.
Explore QGIS, the leading open source desktop software and discover how it's being used to solve real world problems. Get an introduction to QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser. Learn about adding data, working with vector and raster data, styling data, working with coordinate reference systems, and using the Print Composer to create maps. Also find out about help resources and installation options
Go beyond the basics of GIS and tackle more involved tasks. Learn how to map density, measure proximity, classify data, edit vector data, georeference imagery, create joins, work with selections and create new attribute columns. Get an introduction to ArcToolBox and see how to run tools. Geoprocessing tools that will be introduced include clip, dissolve, and buffer. Learn how to work with elevation data to derive hillshade images, slope, and aspect.
Explore the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and how it's being used to solve real world problems in this introductory course. Learn about data models, file formats, and geodatabases. Discuss the various software and hardware tools currently in use, with a focus on ArcGIS. Learn how to work with ArcMap and ArcCatalog. Work with coordinate reference systems, symbolize data, compose a map, create data from coordinate tables, and work with tables. Build and populate a file geodatabase and implement topology. Learn where to acquire GIS data.
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