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QGIS Basics

QGIS is a free and open source Geographic Information System (GIS). It is used for effectively working with spatial information and available for free for Linux, Mac OS and Windows.

Starting with very simple concepts and exercises, this course will introduce you to GIS and to working with spatial data using QGIS. During the course, you will explore QGIS’ user interface, create your own maps, and create, manipulate and analyse basic geospatial data types.

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Course outline

QGIS Basics

  • A short introduction to GIS
  • Installing QGIS
  • The QGIS User Interface
  • Loading and exporting data
  • Styling data
  • Basic vector data analysis
  • Creating maps in QGIS

Target audience

Anyone with an interest in learning about GIS and using QGIS.


None, but a basic understanding of GIS concepts will be beneficial.

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