QGIS for Beginners #2:Georeference, Digitize in QGIS3 +eBook
What you'll learn
- Learn how to use the QGIS Georeferencer.
- Learn how to On-Screen Digitize a Georeferenced Map.
- Learn how to validate Geospatial data.
- FREE eBOOK: 87 pages of screen captures and explanations.
- Learn about limitations to look out for in the maps you're digitizing.
- ACCURATE CAPTIONS PRODUCED FROM VIDEO TRANSCRIPTS USING QGIS 3.6!!!
- Pdf reader to view the free 87 page eBook.
- QGIS 3 LTR (Long Term Release) installed on your computer.
- Completion of my QGIS for Beginners #1 or equivalent
- Winzip, 7-zip or equivalent to unzip the teaching Dataset.
- Nothing else! It’s just you, your computer and your hunger to get started today.
Join me, a geography and GIS researcher, teacher, modeler and consultant since 1993, in my six-step process to digitize your own paper maps using equipment every office has.
I’ll have you georeferencing in QGIS and on-screen (heads up) digitizing in QGIS, using your own maps, in no time.
I teach you the beginner basics of digitizing your own maps in QGIS using videos, an 87 page eBook and a teaching dataset. It’s a step-by-step follow-along style QGIS tutorial.
I’ll teach you the exact QGIS digitizing and QGIS georeferencing methods I’ve used for aboriginal heritage, ecological, wastewater, infrastructure, housing and demographic studies. The maps I digitized allowed for site level assessment and often spatial modelling as well. They brought new (often critical) understanding to each project.
That could be you too! Imagine what would be like to digitize your own maps, yourself, today, without the wait, hassle and expense of finding someone else to digitize it for you.
Here’s what some of the 3400+ students in this QGIS tutorial have to to say about my teaching style…
“Picked up new ways of digitising, thank you.” – Mark L
" Well explained. Short but complete course on how to georeference and digitize. " – Jonas V
" I just finished a college level GIS course that taught me every thing I’ve learned in this excellent series of courses, but it cost 10 times as much. Great course and very informative!" – Christopher C
" A very good beginners course which gives a good amount of detail regarding the GIS theory. I enjoyed the content that was supplied and found myself learning quickly and spending lots of time in between lectures playing around with what I had just been taught.” - Stravos L.
" Good course! The instruction is clear and engaging and the exercises reflect real-world application.” – Anna R
"Congratulations on the clarity of the handouts and videos; they make it possible to easily follow very complex sequences of commands. Excellent introduction to georeferencing and digitizing maps." - GB
HERE'S WHAT YOU GET…
Free eBook. 87 pages of screen captures and explanatory text to compliment the videos.
A 1.5 hour video based QGIS tutorial. In the videos I’ll show you how to digitize a paper map in SIX EASY STEPS that involve scanning, georeferencing and on-screen digitizing your map.
Tricks for successfully setting up your digitizing environment.
Time saving techniques like copying boundaries from other GIS maps into yours.
You get to eavesdrop as I work, and gain insight into digitizing GIS maps that you would otherwise likely overlook or possibly never grasp.
A zip file of datasets used. Extract these and follow-along with me in the videos.
Try it risk free. If within 30 days you’re not satisfied with this QGIS tutorial for any reason return it for 100% refund and keep the dataset and the workbook.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. This QGIS tutorial does not use ARC. Does this matter?
A. No, it doesn’t matter. I teach you the basics of georeferencing and digitizing in QGIS. The concepts you'll learn are applicable to ALL GISs, even Arc.
Q. I have no experience with QGIS. Does that matter?
A. Although no previous Geographical Information Systems knowledge needed, ideally you will be able to do some simple tasks in QGIS. Tasks such as Opening a Map, zooming, panning, etc. I teach these basic skills in QGIS tutorial for Beginners #1.
Q. I am worried that this QGIS tutorial will be like many other technical courses - abstract and hard to follow.
A. I have based all the exercises on the type of practical every-day GIS problems that I encounter day-to-day in my GIS consultancy. Download the teaching dataset and follow-along with the videos. Pause, rewind, fast-forward, speed up or slow down the videos as you need to.
Q. What Work Materials are there to support the teachings?
A. An 87 page eBook with screen captures and explanations to compliment the videos. A zip file containing the same teaching dataset that I use in the videos.
Q. Do I need to purchase software to do this course?
A. No, there is no need to purchase software. We’ll use the FREE QGIS
Q. I want to buy this course today, but I don’t have time to do the course right now. How long do I have access to the course for?
A. You have Unlimited Lifetime Access to the course (including future upgrades)
Q. What if I decide this course is not for me.
A. I offer an unconditional, no-questions-asked full 30-day money-back guarantee!
Q. If I have a problem, can I ask questions?
A. Yes. I welcome questions because they help me improve the course. It’s best to use the course Q&A area for this.
Who this course is for:
- Students, Academics and Professionals who are frustrated by the absence of maps that are relevant to the mapping projects they want to do. Digitizing maps that nobody else has access to almost guarantees that your project will be "original".
Hi. It's great to meet you.
QGIS tutorials are what I teach. Take my tutorials and learn to use QGIS!
My QGIS tutorials make use of use the free QGIS, They come from the place of an experienced geographer and GIS consultant.
* I teach Professional people how to incorporate “spatial” into their projects.
* I teach GIS technicians how to work with the non GIS savvy.
I have worked with Geographical Information Systems for over two decades. I have worked as an academic at Monash University and a consultant in my own GIS consultancy.
GIS is a very broad topic and there are many ways to teach it. My approach is that of a geographer who uses GIS as a tool to solve geographical problems. Most GISs these days are similarly capable, but for me there is a problem in that too many GIS professionals do not understand the data they manage. Too often I see professionals discussing this-or-that modelling algorithm while failing to understand that the data they’re using for their modelling is not up to the task.
Currently based in Victoria, Australia, I have consulted on a diverse range of projects – environmental, sustainability planning, and human. Clients have included the United Nations, the Australian Federal Government, Victorian State Government, Local Governments, Australian Universities, and Water Utilities.
My refereed publications are diverse…
* Environmental sustainability modelling for Local Government planning.
* Housing affordability modelling for State Government planning.
* Buried asset condition modelling for the water industry