QGIS is a powerful, cross-platform, free and open source desktop GIS package. This one day hands-on express training course provides participants with an introduction to the fundamentals of GIS, equipping them with the necessary skills to create, edit, manage open spatial data and easily compose printable maps by utilising the core functionality and plugins provided by QGIS at zero cost.
This training course will leverage open data freely available in your state so participants will leave with not only skills in the best open source desktop GIS available but also knowledge pertaining to the relevant data that can be used in your jurisdiction.
Come and see why many organisations are making the move to QGIS as a replacement for other more expensive desktop GIS packages.
No previous experience with GIS software is required, although experience with using Microsoft Windows is essential.
Exercise 1 – Adding Data; Vector Data In QGIS; Raster Data In QGIS; Saving and Opening QGIS Projects
Exercise 2 – Navigating in QGIS; Navigating the Map; Using Table of Contents
Exercise 3 – Changing the Display of Layers; Simple Symbology; Transparency; Symbolising By Attributes; Saving Styles; Labelling Features
Exercise 4 – Attribute Tables; Identify Features on The Map; Open Attribute Table; Selecting Features; Querying Features; Query Filter; Field Statistics
Exercise 5 – Data Management; Importing XY Data; Creating New Shapefiles
Exercise 6 – Data Capture; Editing Toolbar; Creating Points; Creating Lines; Creating Polygons; Calculating Geometry
Exercise 7 – Creating Maps; Prepare your Map; Map Composer; Add Map; Add Label; Add Legend; Add Scalebar; Add Image; Add North Arrow; Draw Graphics; Using Map Templates
Exercise 8 – QGIS Plugins and Web Services; Plugin Library; Install Plugins; Consuming Slip Services