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Introduction to Open Source GIS with QGIS

October 26 - October 27


This 8 hour workshop taught over two days is designed to introduce you to QGIS 3.x, an alternative Open Source GIS software for viewing, editing, and managing spatial data in a wide variety of commonly used vector and raster formats. It is lightweight, flexible, and can be installed on Windows, MacOSX, and Linux. Best of all, most will find QGIS to be extremely affordable while still providing a growing list of features and functionality.

Topics Covered:

  • Interface
  • Vector Data
  • Symbology
  • Plugins
  • Processing Tools
  • Layouts
  • Exercises Throughout

What to expect from this workshop: Learning new software can be intimidating for some especially if you are used to a certain product that you have been using for years. Or perhaps you are new to GIS and looking for an affordable, user-friendly alternative to other popular GIS software. This is an introduction to QGIS that will get you familiar with the interface and many tools and features that will assist you with viewing, editing, analyzing, creating, managing, and serving GIS data in a variety of formats.

  • Who might benefit from this workshop: Veteran GIS professionals, new GIS users, and anyone in between would benefit from this class.
  • Vetted By the QGIS Community:  This class is accredited. So everyone that takes it gets a QGIS certificate and the money for the cost of the certificate is donated back to the organization.
  • Level of experience required for this workshop: Some prior knowledge/understanding/education in GIS is highly recommended. While not absolutely necessary, some of the terminology and concepts discussed may diminish the experience and overall usefulness of the workshop. However, if you are new to GIS and would like to attend this workshop, please contact us in advance to discuss how we can help you become workshop-ready!



GoGeomatics Canada


Online via Zoom