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Overview

A geographic information system is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data. GIS applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries, analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations. QGIS is a free and open-source cross-platform desktop geographic information system application

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Workshop schedule

Workshops for GIS will be offered at Library of Science and Medicine.

Introduction to GIS with QGIS

  • Wednesday, February 5, Library of Science and Medicine Conference Room, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 4th, Alexander Library, 4th floor Jetstream room, 1:30-3:30 pm

This will be an introductory workshop, no prior GIS knowledge is needed. In this workshop, we will present the basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems. We will discuss file formats, data types, open source data, basic data visualization, attribute tables, projections, and coordinate systems. Time permitting, we will also learn about thematic maps and data classification, and we will explore and interpret some aspects of cartography, such as map layout, text, and color. We will be using QGIS, a freely available GIS application. Please bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, some laptops will be available to borrow.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

Advanced GIS with QGIS

  • Wednesday, February 12, Library of Science and Medicine Conference Room, 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 11th, Alexander Library, 4th floor Jetstream room, 1:30-3:30 pm

In this workshop, we will learn about selection, queries, and spatial joins; and we will cover geoprocessing tools such as dissolve, merge, append, clip, buffer, intersect, union, and erase. We will present address geocoding, and working with street files. Time permitting we will discuss digitizing paper maps, and how to create shapefiles, geoeferencing, and using the editing toolbar. Some prior familiarity with GIS is assumed. We will be using QGIS, a freely available GIS application. Please bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, some laptops will be available to borrow.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

Editing in QGIS

  • Wednesday, February 19, Library of Science and Medicine Conference Room, 1:30-3:30 pm

Learn about the advanced editing toolbar in QGIS. This workshop will show you how to use advanced editing tools to improve the accuracy of your layers, and digitize data more efficiently. Tools that we will talk about in this workshop will not only help you create new GIS layers, but will also help you correct existing GIS layers. We will learn more about digitizing through a hands-on exercise in class.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

Raster Analysis Using QGIS

  • Wednesday, February 26, Library of Science and Medicine Conference Room, 1:30-3:30 pm

This workshop will teach you how to use and analyze data from remote sensing satellites. Learn how to analyze raster data using the spatial analyst extension in QGIS. We will present raster analysis, raster calculator, vector to raster conversion, raster calculator, reclassify, hillshade analysis, contours, slope, aspect, viewshade analysis, cut-fill analysis, and distance function and analysis.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

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Introduction to GIS with QGIS

Wednesday, November 6th 2019: 1:30PM - 3:30PM (Library of Science and Medicine)

This will be an introductory workshop, no prior GIS knowledge is needed. In this workshop, we will present the basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems. We will discuss file formats, data types, open source data, basic data visualization, attribute tables, projections, and coordinate systems. Time permitting, we will also learn about thematic maps and data classification, and we will explore and interpret some aspects of cartography, such as map layout, text, and color. We will be using QGIS, a freely available GIS application. Please bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, some laptops will be available to borrow.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

Advanced GIS with QGIS

Wednesday, November 13th 2019: 1:30PM - 3:30PM (Library of Science and Medicine)

In this workshop, we will learn about selection, queries, spatial join, geoprocessing tools such as dissolve, merge, append, clip, buffer, intersect, union, erase. We will learn about address geocoding, working with street files. Learn how to create shapefiles, digitizing a paper maps geoeferencing, and editing toolbar. Some prior familiarity with GIS is assumed. We will be using QGIS, a freely available GIS application. Please bring a laptop. If you don’t have one, some laptops will be available to borrow.

Please register to attend at https://tinyurl.com/GIS-LSM

 

GIS Specialist

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