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Introduction to QGIS
- 1 What?
- 2 How Much?
- 3 Where?
- 4 When?
- 5 Who
- 6 RSVP
- 7 Programme and notes
- 7.1 Welcome, introductions and overview
- 7.2 Let's make a map - First steps with QGIS
- 7.3 Working with attributes
- 7.4 Making changes to the map
- 7.5 Editing spatial data in QGIS
- 7.6 Projection basics
- 7.7 Setting up a QGIS Project
- 7.8 Toolbars and plug-ins revisited
- 7.9 KML and Google Earth
- 7.10 Using QGIS with a spatial database (PostGIS)
- 7.11 Using Actions
- 7.12 QGIS and Web GIS
- 7.13 Advanced analysis with QGIS
- 7.14 QGIS with GRASS and R
- 7.15 Introduction to the Python console
- 7.16 The Python API
- 7.17 Audience Selections
- 7.18 Show off session
- 7.19 General
- 7.20 Your assessment of the workshop
Our second OSGeo local chapter meet up! We will chew the cud, show you some cool stuff and start to get people familiar with the brilliant FOSS GeoSpatial products out there, specifically QGIS on this occasion!
We'll go through installing QGIS and getting it to a point where you can have fun (and get your job done) with it.
There will be a door charge of R250 to cover costs, lunch and refreshments. That and an open mind are all you need to bring.
St Davids Marist Inanda College 36 Rivonia Rd Inanda Sandton
NB: We'll be in the Prep School computer lab.
- Saturday June 27th 2009
- QGIS course: 08h30 to 15h30
- includes lunch and refreshments
Your friendly presenters for the day will be:
- Tim Sutton (tim at linfiniti.com) - QGIS hacker and FOSS GIS junkie extraordinaire. Tim eats Weetbix for breakfast because it sounds like Linux. He once rewrote Nkosi Sikelela in C++ because he was feeling patriotic.
- Graeme McFerren - (graeme.mcferren at gmail.com) - GIS researcher and FOSS4G user. Mmm, aspire to be like Tim then.
- Gavin Fleming (gavinjfleming at gmail dot com) - I enjoy my daily FOSS4G fix and telling people how great it was. I'm a 'geoinformation scientist' at Mintek and love to see cutting edge and useful geospatial applications emerging.
- Brendon Wolff-Piggott - (brendon at integratedgeodata.co.za) - Water resources consultant and FOSS GIS enthusiast. I wish there were more hours in the day to keep up with FOSS4G!
Let gavinjfleming at gmail dot com know if you're coming as numbers are limited.
Programme and notes
- Be there in time for a 8h30 start
- this programme is subject to change and participant input right to the last minute!
Welcome, introductions and overview
Let's make a map - First steps with QGIS
Intro to the QGIS project - Tim First tour of the UI - Brendon Making your first project - adding layers and saving a project - Graeme Advanced symbolisation - the renderer types, labelling and map actions - Brendon Data capture - editing local and pg datasources - Tim QGIS plugins - Graeme WMS and WFS clients - Graeme GRASS - Bredond Projections - Gav Map Production - Gav
Tim - live usb / vmware image prep
Loading and viewing data - common data formats, symbolisation. Tips and tricks to enhance image display.
Where to get free spatial data - Surveys and Mapping, Demarcation Board, OpenStreetMap, GPS, etc. Check out South_African_Geodata
Menus and Toolbars
Working with attributes
Making changes to the map
Editing spatial data in QGIS
Setting up a QGIS Project
Toolbars and plug-ins revisited
KML and Google Earth
Using QGIS with a spatial database (PostGIS)
QGIS and Web GIS
Advanced analysis with QGIS
QGIS with GRASS and R
GRASS is a sophisticated standalone GIS package which can also be accessed through QGIS. It installs with QGIS by default.
R is a comprehensive statistics package that can be also accessed through QGIS.
Plugins - Carson Farmer's plugins with R, etc.
Introduction to the Python console
The Python API
Show off session
Here we can do some whizz bang demo stuff that we don't have time to do in workshop format but that will give you some hints as to what else can be achieved.
e.g. Terrain modelling and drapes.
Questions and answers. What you can do next. Resources. Possibly some in-depth examples based on frequent questions. What would you like to see at future workshops?
Your assessment of the workshop
Tell us what you thought!