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QGIS 2.18 for the Complete Beginner 2017

Presenter: Dave Murray
When: Friday, March 10,2017
Location: Emily Griffiths Technical College
1860 N. Lincoln St -Room 517
Denver, CO 80203
Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Cost: $125.00/ $100 Students (Please bring student ID to workshop)

QGIS is an open source desktop program that is quickly gaining users around the world.  There is a good reason for this interest; it is a powerful program that anyone can use.  This workshop will introduce attendees to a number of the features that make this an attractive desktop GIS to consider.  No experience with QGIS is assumed but some familiarity with desktop GIS functions would be helpful. The class will walk through the following tasks that will give the attendee a starting place to be able to evaluate and use this program:

The class will walk through the following tasks that with give the attendee a starting place to be able to evaluate and use this program:

1. Overview of the QGIS history and development ecosystem

2. Familiarity with the interface and standard tools

3. Feature symbolization

4. Data formats

5. Data projections

6. Raster display and processing

7. Cartographic output

8. Linking to web services

9. Address Geocoding

10. Data analysis

11. Data automation

12. Advanced topics and some that you might not have seen before

This workshop will be designed for individuals interested in getting started with desktop mapping but don’t know where to start. Those that have experience with desktop GIS programs will generally find similarities with the programs they know. Everyone should come away with the ability to start using QGIS to solve many of their spatial problems.

The instructor is Dave Murray, GIS Coordinator for the City of Westminster and a Lecturer at the University of Colorado at Denver in the Geography Department.  He can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (303) 658-2140.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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