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Introduction to QGIS and GRASS Series (Online via Zoom)

This is a three-part course. The first session will be a general overview and introduction to the benefits of Open Source GIS in general, to QGIS in specific, and will include our first hands-on session with QGIS. Topics to be covered include: the QGIS user interface, loading vector and raster files, QGIS plug-ins, web mapping functions, QGIS data manipulation, icons and pull-down tools, basic data manipulation, working with attribute tables, and general familiarity with QGIS.

Part 2 of 3 will continue our work with QGIS, including using the vector, raster, and web analysis functions, using the print composer, and using the GRASS GIS and other functions within the QGIS interface. We will also cover the QGIS website, tutorials, listserv, discussion groups, sources of help, etc.

Part 3 of 3 will focus on the GRASS GIS using the GRASS stand-alone user interface. Topics covered will include the GRASS user interface, GRASS vector and raster data formats, GRASS vector, raster, and imagery analysis, GRASS 3-D data (voxels), the raster map calculator, the print composer, and other GRASS capabilities.

Students should download QGIS (www.qgis.org) before the class, and bring a flashdrive to class to download the data and tutorials (QGIS includes a current version of GRASS). At the end of the course, students will have a general ability to use QGIS and GRASS, and continue learning on their own using the data and tutorials provided. Feel free to contact the instructor at: madrys@email.unc.edu

Dates & Times:
10:00am - 12:00pm, Monday, October 11, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm, Wednesday, October 13, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm, Friday, October 15, 2021
Davis Library Research Hub
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Registration is required. There are 57 seats available.


Tia Francis