Introduction to Spatial Analysis in QGIS Online

Center for Wildlife Studies
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COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introductory course for students interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important questions in the natural sciences, or for those with ArcGIS experience looking to transition to an Open-Source platform. This course presents the concepts upon which GIS technology is based including the following fundamentals: cartography, geodesy, coordinate systems, and projections. Conceptual overview and hand-on experience of vector data analyses and table queries are introduced. Students will use QGIS to classify data, query tables, analyze spatial relationships, set map projections, build spatial databases, edit data, and create map layouts. Lectures are followed by hands-on activities to develop and reinforce methodologies for GIS analyses. FORMAT & DATES: This is a 1-credit equivalent academic course (16 contact hrs + additional work) where you learn at your own pace. December 5, 2022, - February 26, 2023 (begin anytime) You have two options when enrolling in this course: (1) Instructor support. Reach out to your instructor over a 1-month period to get help as you work through prerecorded lectures, problem sets, and your own personal work. You then have access to the course for an additional 2 months. Instructor support includes emailing your instructor, accessing live discussion threads, and scheduling one-on-one appointments (Zoom or phone) about course material, your research, datasets from work, etc. You MUST select this option if you want to take the course for academic credit at your home institution or you would like to work with an instructor on a dataset from school or work. (2) NO instructor support. Sign up anytime over a 3-month period and learn at your own pace as you work through prerecorded lectures and problem sets. Be aware that at any time during the first month, you may upgrade to receive Instructor support. PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Kathleen Dunckel COST: Instructor support Early bird course fee (ends Nov 17th): $500 professional / $400 student Regular course fee (after Nov 17th): $550 professional / $450 student No instructor support Early bird course fee (ends Nov 17th): $350 professional / $250 student Regular course fee (after Nov 17th): $400 professional / $300 student Additional information ESA and TWS Continuing Education Credit: included for FREE Prerequisite for Geospatial Modeling with QGIS & R Contact us about group rates and private training options
PREREQUISITES: No experience using a Geographical Information System (GIS) is required. QGIS is free, open-source, and runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, and Windows. QGIS supports vector, raster, and database formats. QGIS is licensed under the GNU General Public License and supports many common spatial data formats (e.g., ESRI ShapeFile, geotiff).
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