0.1 Workshop Description

This introductory-level workshop will focus upon the fundamental concepts and skills needed to explore and analyze data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software with examples using the QGIS platform.

0.2 Prerequisites

No prior experience with QGIS or other GIS software is needed, though attendees should be comfortable learning new computer applications, working with the basics of spreadsheets, and managing, organizing, and moving computer files on their operating system.

You should download and install QGIS on your computer. This workshop was last proofed for version 3.30.

The data we’ll use in this workshop is available in this Box Folder Online.

0.3 Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define GIS and geospatial concepts and terminology.
  • Know the difference between vector and raster data types
  • Properly connect and add data to a QGIS project
  • Know where to find the attributes of your data in QGIS
  • Perform basic selections and queries in QGIS
  • Symbolize data by attributes
  • Assemble a basic map for export