Learn geographic information systems (GIS) with QGIS
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Learn geographic information systems (GIS) with QGIS

learn how to use open source GIS software to manage spatial information
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4.2 (58 ratings)
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807 students enrolled
Created by Dr. Arthur Lembo
Last updated 10/2016
English
Current price: $29 Original price: $40 Discount: 28% off
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basic features that a GIS offers
  • Articulate the difference between raster and vector data sources
  • Utilize QGIS to perform raster, vector, and database manipulation
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Requirements
  • Students should be comfortable with using computers
  • Students should have a basic understanding of what a GIS is
  • Students should download QGIS from the qgis website
Description

Are you interested in gaining skills in the growing field of geographic information science?  Are you already a GIS professional but want to learn how to use a powerful free and open source GIS product?  If so, this course is for you.  

In this course, I'm going to teach you how to use Quantum GIS (better known as QGIS) to perform GIS tasks to solve spatial problems.  Working alongside me you will be introduced to the QGIS interface, and you will then engage in real-world projects to use QGIS for solving vector, raster, and database problems.  And for those of you looking to learn how to present cartographically aesthetic map products, I'm going to show you how to use the QGIS Composer applications.

Finally, after being introduced to the basics of QGIS, working on some real world problems, and making your final maps, I will show you how to put your spatial data on the Internet for the world to see.

I've been teaching GIS for over 20 years, and while I can't come to your house and teach you, these videos are the best way to have me work along side you.  So, find a comfortable place to hide away, and after a weekend with these materials, you'll be able to successfully use QGIS within a professional setting.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for students who want to learn what a GIS is, and how it can be used to solve spatial problems.
  • This course is also for GIS professionals who know how to use other GIS software, but want to learn how to use QGIS
Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
02:41:59
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Learn the QGIS Interface
5 Lectures 01:09:56

This lecture introduces you to the course, and also contains a link for all the material you will need.  Simply download the .zip file and open it into a directory.  

Preview 05:23

Overview of the project, file, edit, and view menus
16:41


Overview of the vector menu
19:17

Overview of the raster menu
15:32
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Practical Analysis with Vector and Raster data
3 Lectures 36:21
Edit vector data
08:23

Perform analysis on vector data
17:07

Perform a multi-criteria raster analysis for habitat suitability
10:51
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Cartography with QGIS
4 Lectures 47:13
Getting started with cartographic and QGIS
06:46

Styling your QGIS Map
17:57

Labeling your QGIS Map
09:30

Final cartographic elements in your QGIS Map
13:00
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GIS and the Internet
2 Lectures 08:29
Add data from Open Street Map as Vectors
05:37

While your training in this QGIS class is over, your learning is just beginning.  There is a large and helpful open source community out there that you can participate in.  In this short lecture, we'll talk about where to go next to increase your skills with open source GIS, and also help others to learn to use it.

Exit Interview
02:52
About the Instructor
Dr. Arthur Lembo
4.3 Average rating
818 Reviews
4,530 Students
11 Courses
Professor

Dr. Arthur J. Lembo, Jr. is an educator with a passion for GIS and almost 30 years of GIS industry experience.

Currently, Dr. Lembo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University, where he is also the Technical Director of the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative. Dr. Lembo has published numerous academic papers on GIS, authored a leading textbook on Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, and conducted sponsored research for organizations like the National Science Foundation, NASA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the Kellogg Foundation.