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Introduction to the QGIS Open Source Software: Part 1
February 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Scott Madry
This will be the first of two, 2-hour hands-on workshops using the QGIS open source GIS package. This first workshop will begin with an overall introduction to the “OSGEO Stack” of open source GIS tools, including QGIS, GRASS, R and other tools. Then we will explore the QGIS software, which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux environments, runs in over 40 languages, and includes vector, raster, georegistration, and other capabilities, all using ESRI shapefiles as the basic vector data structure and Geotiffs as the basic raster data structure. The first workshop will be a general introduction to the QGIS user interface and will explore the various elementary functions, loading vector and raster data, etc. Additional tutorials and data will be made available to the participants so you can continue to work on your own. Feel free to bring your own laptop so you can download the software, tutorials, and data, or use a computer in the lab.