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GIS analysis with QGIS

carlo pecoraro, October 8, 2016

GIS analysis with QGIS

From Monday 6th to Friday 10th February 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Instructors: Dr Paolo Cavallini and Matteo Ghetta

Overview QGIS is the most popular and reliable Open Source GIS in the world. QGIS is currently used in Universities, Public Facilities and private offices. Born in 2002 as a simple layer viewer in the last 5 year more than 200 developers all over the world contributes to the source code making QGIS the standard of the GIS. The course is intended for people with no experience of GIS but also for those who want to switch from another GIS software to QGIS. The course will be focused on practical examples so that the students will be able to load and process their own data and perform both simple and complex spatial analysis. Course materials (example data, presentations, additional files) will be provided to participants.

Intended audience Students and researchers with absolutely no GIS experience will learn the basic GIS system concepts and will be able to work alone with QGIS. However, people with both GIS concept and QGIS experience will enjoy the course. Furthermore, the course is useful to all of those people who want to migrate from another GIS software (ArcMap, gvSIG, GRASS, etc..) to QGIS.

Teaching format The course is 5 full-day long. The first day a small presentation of GIS concept will be shown. The other days practical examples and guided exercises will be provided.

Assumed Background Students can have absolutely no GIS (or QGIS) experience. GIS experts that want refresh some GIS concept or want to discover hidden features of QGIS are welcome!  Outline

Introduction and installation

• Introduction to Free and Open Source GIS • QGIS installation or upgrading

QGIS overview • The work environment • Work environment configuration • Projection management • Projects • Plugins management

GIS data • Vector data • Properties, import/export, conversion between formats • Vector theming and labels • Tables of attributes and actions. Turn a table into a geographic layer • Raster data • Properties and theming • Coordinate reference systems management and mosaics • Georeferencing

First data analysis • Creation of animated maps • 3D visualization • Adanced layouts/printing; serial printing (mapbooks)

Vector and Raster analysis • Vector analyses • dissolve, merge, overlay, attribute management, etc. • Correction of topological errors and vector generalization • Raster analysis • geomorphology analyses: digital terrain modules, contour, slope, aspect, shaded maps • Interpolations • distance analysis • reclassification of rasters, map algebra • zonal statistics • examples: intervisibility, multicriteria analyses; priority and risk maps

Other GIS data type

• How to use GPS units in QGIS • Vector digitizing. CAD tools • The geographic databases PostGIS and Spatialite and QGIS • Add layers from map servers: WMS, WFS, WFS-T, CSW, WPS, OpenLayers, Google Maps • Importing photos as points • Exporting data directly to Google Earth

Further information:

The cost is 395 euros (VAT included) including refreshments and course materials. We also offer an all-inclusive package at 635 euros(VAT included), including breakfast, lunch, dinner, refreshments, accommodation, course and transfer from/to the main city’s airports.

Application deadline is: December 22nd, 2016.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information.

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