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Intro to QGIS

[In-person] Are you looking for an open source 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. 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 workshop will be held in person in Bostock Library (room 023, in the basement corridor leading to Perkins), but may move to virtual depending on Duke Coronavirus policies, health or equipment considerations. Please watch your email for updates. All participants are required to follow current Duke Coronavirus policies to attend the workshop.

There 15 computers available, and attendees are welcome to bring laptops if they've loaded necessary software. Attendees using their own computers should have installed QGIS beforehand.

  • Go to the QGIS Downloads webpage.
  • Download and install the QGIS Installer for either the latest version or the latest long-term (most stable) release, either 64-bit or 32-bit.  Versions for several platforms are available.

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

Thursday, September 30, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus
Data and Visualization  
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Mark Thomas
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