Getting started with QGIS in 2021 - Crash Course

Learn basics of QGIS: installation, configuration, it's interface in 2021
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1,268 students
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QGIS: Learn to use QGIS 10 - the Beginner Basics
Use the basic functions of QGIS
Learn how to install QGIS
Learn how to configure QGIS
Get familiar with the interface of QGIS


  • Students need no prior knowledge of GIS or QGIS
  • Computer using basics (if You know where is right mouse button You’re good to go)


This course provides an introduction to QGIS - A Free and Open Source Geographic Information System with the emphasis on open source software available for free that offer a possibility to get started with GIS, Remote Sensing, and spatial data analysis. This introductory course will provide you with an understanding of the QGIS system in a very short time. By the end of the course, you will feel confident about QGIS and know how to install and configure QGIS on your computer,

QGIS functions as geographic information system (GIS) software, allowing users to analyze and edit spatial information, in addition to composing and exporting graphical maps. QGIS supports both raster and vector layers; vector data is stored as either point, line, or polygon features.

In this course, I include highly practical materials that will teach you:

  • Understand the fundamentals of GIS and Remote Sensing

  • What is an open-source GIS software

  • How to install open source GIS software on your computer and correctly configure it

  • QGIS software interface including its main components and plug-ins

  • Learn different toolbars of QGIS and how to configure them

One important part of the course is the practical exercises. You will be given some precise instructions and guidance in QGIS software!

Enrol in the course today & take advantage tomorrow!

Who this course is for:

  • Geographers, Programmers, geologists, biologists, social scientists, or every other expert who deals with GIS maps in their field


GIS & Data Science
Kate Alison
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 2,446 Reviews
  • 70,453 Students
  • 33 Courses

I am a passionate data science expert and educator.  I do regular teaching and training all over the world. I have many satisfied students! And now I will be glad if I can teach also you these interesting, highly applied, and exciting topics!

For GIS & Remote Sensing students:

Order of how to take my courses:

Option 1: Take all individual courses that contain more details  and more labs in the following order:

1. Get started with GIS & Remote Sensing in QGIS #Beginners

2. Remote Sensing in QGIS: Fundamentals of Image Analysis 2020

3. Core GIS: Land Use and Land Cover & Change Detection in QGIS

4. Machine Learning in GIS: Understand the Theory and Practice

5. Machine Learning in GIS: Land Use/Land Cover Image Analysis

6. Machine Learning in ArcGIS: Map Land Use/ Land Cover in GIS

7. Object-based image analysis & classification in QGIS/ArcGIS

8. ArcGIS: Learn Deep Learning in ArcGIS to advance GIS skills

8. Google Earth Engine for Big GeoData Analysis: 3 Courses in 1

10. Google Earth Engine for Machine Learning & Change Detection

11. QGIS & Google Earth Engine for Environmental Applications

12. Advanced Remote Sensing Analysis in QGIS and on cloud

Option 2: Take my combi-courses that contain summarized information from the above courses, though in fewer details (labs, videos):

1. Geospatial Data Analyses & Remote Sensing: 4 Classes in 1

2. Machine Learning in GIS and Remote Sensing: 5 Courses in 1

3. Google Earth Engine for Big GeoData Analysis: 3 Courses in 1

4. Google Earth Engine for Machine Learning & Change Detection

5. Advanced Remote Sensing Analysis in QGIS and on cloud