QGIS North America 2020

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Event Website

The full program with session descriptions is now available on the QGIS North America website


The QGIS US Users Group & partners in North America are proud to announce the QGIS North America 2020 virtual conference to be held on three consecutive Fridays in July:

  • Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Friday, July 24, 2020
  • Friday, July 31, 2020

We offer this meeting as a way to share our ideas and skills when so many in-person meetings cannot safely happen. We recognize that while we are all separated, we have the opportunity to include people in a greater diversity in locations and economic situations since travel and registration costs are not necessary. We invite participation from all over the globe, but presentation times will focus on the North American audience.

The cost to attend will be free, and we would like to suggest attendees make a donation to support QGIS at https://qgis.org/en/site/getinvolved/donations.html

Program Schedule

All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC−04:00).


Workshop Registration is now open. Registration is required to attend workshops. All workshops are offered free of cost to attendees. Participation is limited to provide a quality experience for attendees, but overflow viewing will be offered streamed to YouTube.

Date Time EDT Topic Presenter
July 17 10:00-2:00 Un taller introductorio de QGIS para principiantes (Spanish language workshop) Alaina Mallette
July 17 10:00-2:00 An Introductory QGIS Workshop for Beginners (English language workshop) Michele Tobias
July 24 10:00-1:00 Visualizing 2D Geology with QGIS Diane Fritz
July 31 10:00-12:00 Collecting data using Input and QGIS Lutra Consulting


Presentations will be streamed live to YouTube and are offered free of cost.

July 17

Time EDT Title Presenter Viewing Link
10:00 AM WORKSHOP: Intro to QGIS (English & Spanish sessions) Michele Tobias & Alaina Mallette Registration Required
2:00 PM Break
3:00 PM SLYR - A bridge between ESRI and QGIS Brett Edmond Carlock
3:30 PM QGIS 101: Examples Galore Gretchen Peterson
4:00 PM Transitional Design and Lessons Learned Mickey Dietrich
4:30 PM Using QGIS at a 911 Randal Hale
5:00 PM Integrating QGIS & GLOBE Michael Jabot
5:30 PM QGIS and the Data to Policy Project: Bringing a Geospatial Perspective to Student Research in Social Justice Diane Fritz
6:00 PM QGIS and democracy: Redistricting and reapportionment with QGIS John Holden

July 24

Time EDT Title Presenter Viewing Link
10:00 AM WORKSHOP: Visualizing 2D Geology with QGIS Diane Fritz Registration Required
1:00 PM Closed campus, open source: Teaching GIS during the Covid-19 crisis David Abernathy
1:30 PM Bird's of a Feather Session: Best Practices for Teaching QGIS Remotely Ujaval Gandhi
2:30 PM Break
3:30 PM Consume your Field Collected Data Directly in QGIS Using a Plugin for Map Publishing Marta Klarić Ravnić
4:00 PM Old Train Maps: The Many Routes of California’s Central Pacific Railroad Michele Tobias
4:30 PM QGIS and GIMP for Enhancing Historic Maps Adam Cox
5:00 PM Bringing Local History to Life: HistoryForge meets QGIS Robert Kibbee
5:30 PM QGIS to the Rescue: Use of FOSS for Fair Land Assessment in a Small Vermont Town Kerrie Bushway
6:00 PM Applying FOSS4G in Mapping Shelter Centers for People with Disabilities in Disaster Scenarios Adelcides Varela

July 31

Time EDT Title Presenter Viewing Link
10:00 AM WORKSHOP: Collecting data using Input and QGIS Lutra Consulting Registration Required
12:00 PM A Tour of Processing Toolbox Algorithms Ujaval Gandhi
12:30 PM GUI Plugin for Neural Network based LULC Classification Atishay Jain
1:00 PM Advanced QGIS Expressions Ujaval Gandhi
1:30 PM QGIS in Flood Mapping A Salim Khan
2:00 PM Because data is outside - QField, the future of QGIS on mobile devices Marco Bernasocchi
2:30 PM Break
3:00 PM Yes QGIS Server Rocks!...But Why? Paul Blottiere
3:30 PM Advancements in Geocoding: Integrating the MMQGIS plugin with New York State’s Authoritative Address Data Scott Geis & Michael Minn
4:00 PM QGIS in the sky with Diamonds (ODM) Jeramy Davis
4:30 PM QGIS and PostgreSQL/PostGIS as an enterprise solution: 5 features everyone should use Clifford Patterson
5:00 PM Dynamic GIS Layers with QGIS and Spatial Databases Karsten Vennemann
5:30 PM The Best New Features of QGIS 3.x Kurt Menke
6:00 PM From the Field to the Web Bernie Drahola

Organizing Committee

Randal Hale, Kurt Menke, Michele Tobias, Keith Jenkins, Alaina Mallette, Alex Mandel, Cliff Patterson, Guido Stein