QGIS for Local Government

  • length:
    1 Day
  • Cost:
    $845 +GST
  • Time:
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Presenter:
    Jack Green or Nicholas Chai
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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 in a local government context. Participants will learn how to import and visualise spatial data from a number of different formats and compose printable maps.

The training course will leverage Australian data and use cases in conjunction with the latest census data to provide rich visualisations that will assist in asset management, planning and community engagement through the use of maps. 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.


  • Understanding GIS basics
  • Introducing GIS
  • QGIS user interface and basic tools
  • Symbolising data
  • Symbolising vector and raster data
  • Classifying vector data
  • Creating Maps
  • Using Map Composer
  • Applying map templates
  • Visualising Census Data
  • Performing Basic Analysis


Exercise 1 – Adding Data
  • Vector Data In QGIS
  • Raster Data In QGIS
  • Saving
  • 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
  • Adding different data formats
Exercise 6 – 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 7 – Basic Analysis
  • Adding and visualising census data in your map
  • Calculating point in polygon counts
Exercise 8 – QGIS Plugins and Web Services
  • Plugin Library
  • Install Plugins
  • Consuming Slip Services

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