An introduction to GIS and QGIS 3
What you'll learn
- understand the fundamental principles of GIS.
- be familiar with GIS terminology.
- use the basic functions of QGIS.
- Students need no prior knowledge of GIS or QGIS 3.
- It is expected students will have downloaded and installed QGIS 3.
This course is a complete introduction to GIS and QGIS. Starting at the beginner level we'll cover basic terminology and conventions, some of the fundamental principles of GIS, an overview of what QGIS is and then we'll get started with practical experience of using QGIS. All sample data is original and provided for you.
The course will take around 2 hours to complete. It is a short course designed to get you started quickly. That said, playing around with the software is a great way to learn so don't worry if it takes you longer. Explore the interface, ask quesstions, HAVE FUN!
The course is structured as a mixture of lectures, quizzes and we'll end with a practical to put into practice all the knowledge you've gained. The practical element is crucial and by all means try some new things out with the software. Doing is learning!
Please note that we do have ssome theory to get through first. For many participants this might seem quite basic. For some it's essential and I really want to make GIS accessible for all. Do let me know if you have any suggestions for improvements as like to keep the course as up to date as possible.
You should take this course if you need to learn the basics of QGIS quickly and if you'd like to sample QGIS before taking other courses. More advanced courses will be coming soon.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for students that have no (or little) prior knowledge of GIS and QGIS 3.
- It is probably not for those looking for more advanced use of QGIS 3.
- Those who want to switch from a different GIS program to QGIS 3 will find this course useful.
Through his work on tropical conservation expeditions since 2006, Oliver saw GIS to be a perfect opportunity to tie together his interests in conservation and all things map. With a background in environmental science, a masters in environment and enterprise and a post grad diploma in GIS, the launch of burdGIS was a natural
burdGIS have now worked in several countries worldwide on projects ranging from on the ground data capture in Honduras to Android app development in Northern Ireland. At the core of burdGIS is a desire and enthusiasm to share knowledge and ideas through training and collaboration.