Rocky Mountain URISA

The Association for GIS Professionals

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Editing in QGIS


Workshop Description: How many times have you wanted to jump into editing a spatial dataset without the hassles of vendor licensing? Well now you can with a wide array of free and open source tools provided by the QGIS project. This class will introduce you to the many ways of editing and maintaining your geographic features. We will review basic point, line and polygon editing tools. The class will cover the more advanced editing topics with multi-layer snapping and topology. We will use a number of ways to created data from coordinates to the extensive list of data processing tools.

Attend this half-day workshop if you are interested in learning how to keep your data up-to-date with the industry leading QGIS 3.8. You will need to have QGIS installed on your laptop. Windows, Mac or Linux laptops are suitable for this workshop. The instructor is Dave Murray, GISP, who has many years teaching FOSS4G classes and is enthusiastic about the use of open source technology to “GET THE JOB DONE.”

Intended Audience: GIS users that would like to learn how to edit in QGIS.

Tech requirements: Basic familiarity with QGIS interfaces and tools. This is not a class for beginners. Users must have QGIS 3.8 installed on a laptop. Windows, Mac or Linux is fine. The instructor cannot help with Mac or Linux installations. 1GB of data storage is also necessary. Data will be provided through an FTP download 5 days before the workshop.

Capacity: 20


Date And Time

Fri, October 25, 2019

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM MDT



Emily Griffith Technical College Trades Campus

1205 Osage Street

Denver, CO 80203


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Beginning Python and ModelBuilder

Beginning Python and Model Builder Workshop

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of URISA is sponsoring a beginning python workshop. The python workshop will focus on modifying and automating generic Geographic Information System (GIS) software using programming. The workshop with teach the use of Python programming language to write and modify scripts that add functionality to desktop GIS tools and automate geospatial analysis processes. Previous programming experience is not required. Specific topics that will be covered include model diagrams, loops, if-then statements and object-oriented programming based on geospatial workflows to be integrated with maps, layers, spatial data layers and analysis methods. After completion of the workshop, you will be able to automate repetitive GIS tasks.

Friday October 11th, 2019

University of Denver, Geography Lab – Room 125

Boettcher West

2050 E Iliff Avenue

Denver, CO 80208

8:30 - 4:30pm

Cost: $125 for Professionals,

$100 for students with Valid ID

Instructor: Josh Ferguson, GIS Lead, Denver Water


Mr. Ferguson is a GIS Lead analyst at Denver Water and has worked for over 15 years in the field of GIS. Mr. Ferguson draws on experience from both the public and private sector having supported the United States Army, the National Geospatial Intelligence  gency and the CDC. Mr. Ferguson graduated from the University of Maryland with a GIS bachelor’s degree and from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in GIS and Computer Cartography. He has acquired skills that have allowed him to automate tasks related to database management and spatial analysis.

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