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Intro to QGIS

[Online] Are you looking for an open source, but still full-featured, option for GIS to make maps or to analyze geospatial data? In this workshop we will demonstrate how to import and analyze data in QGIS and discuss the benefits of using QGIS over other GIS software. It's free and available for many platforms, not just Windows as is ArcGIS. In the process, we'll go over some general GIS concepts such as layers, types of GIS files, and projections, with an emphasis on feature (vector) layers. This is an introductory class, and no prior GIS experience is needed. This event is open to non-Duke participants.

Sample data: https://duke.box.com/v/QGIS-introduction
Starter guide: https://guides.library.duke.edu/qgis

Attendees should have installed QGIS beforehand.

  1. Go to the QGIS Downloads webpage.
  2. Download and install the QGIS Installer for either the latest version or the latest long-term (most stable) release.  Versions for several platforms are available.

A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published, please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Mapping & GIS

Related LibGuide: QGIS Introduction by Mark Thomas

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
10:00am - 12:00pm
Data and Visualization  
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Mark Thomas
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