Workshop: A Brief Introduction to QGIS

QGIS is a powerful open-source Geographic Information System platform with a bit of a learning curve...

QGIS (and its assoicate ArcGIS Pro/Desktop) are powerful tools used for a wide variety of purposes across many fields. And GIS in general is a huge subject, with entire degrees/certificate programs devoted to it. As such, we will barely scratch the surface in this workshop, but by the end you will be able to:

  1. Search for and add pre-created basemaps;

  2. Add your own georeferenced raster data;

  3. Import basic vector datasets from csvs, shapefiles, and geojsons;

  4. Create a new vector dataset from scratch;

  5. Perform some basic styling of data;

  6. Prepare your data for export.

That's a lot....lets get started!

For those interested in diving deeper, I highly reccomend reading the thorough QGIS Handbook; much of the below is taken from there and the step-by-step Training Manual. Links to specific parts of the handbook are referenced above.

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