Mapping the World with QGIS 2021
Date: 11 January - 25 February, 2021
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) became essential tools not only in academic research but also in our daily life. GIS includes (but not limited to) mechanisms of geographic data collection, storage, visualization and analysis. The range of available technologies and application areas is wide and the choice of solution depends on issues concerned and level of computer literacy.
The present course introduces geospatial data visualization (mapping) using QGIS, the most popular open-source free GIS package. Participants will develop basic understanding of spatially referenced data and familiarize themselves with GIS mapping principles. The online sessions followed by individual work will equip participants with both theoretical understanding and practical skills in visualizing societal and environmental phenomena.
Many geospatial datasets in various formats (e.g. vector / raster) are freely available online, yet they are greatly underutilized by researchers. Participants will learn what kind of data can be stored in these datasets, how to obtain, develop and share such datasets.
- Theoretical sessions on principles of geospatial data visualization, cartography and GIS basics;
- Practicals on learning GIS methods and getting mapping skills in qGIS;
- Independent work on individual course projects.
- understand the principles of geospatial data mapping;
- acquire geospatial and other related datasets useful for mapping;
- develop own datasets based on different data sources;
- create simple maps using qGIS.
- practical sessions: series of maps should be developed and submitted;
- individual project: a map of interest to be developed and presented.
The Mapping the World with QGIS workshop continues the series of joint UN-CEU training events under the ISEPEI Project “Bridging ICTs and the Environment”. Co-funded by the Open Society University Network (OSUN).