Visualizing and Analyzing Spatial Information with QGIS 2020

Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Date: postponed to October 2020. please sign for our mailing list to stay updated


How can QGIS help to analyze and visualize spatial information?

This training is an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and one of the tools to visualize the information - QGIS. QGIS is a free and open-source desktop geographic information system software that allows users to analyze and visualize spatial information. During this training, students will work with multiple types of data (vector and raster formats) and create final maps. After this course participants will be able to find suitable satellite images for their area of interest, visualize them in order to analyses vegetation conditions, water surface changes, land cover changes and so on.   


  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Introduction to QGIS;
  • Data visualization.

Level: Beginner


Elizaveta Khazieva (CEU)

Elizaveta’s research interests are focused on remote sensing and GIS technologies application for a wide range of environmental issues such as land cover changes and agricultural monitoring. She has worked at Hexagon Geospatial, a leading global provider of information technologies and she was engaged with different projects related to enterprise GIS platforms development and remote sensing data analysis. She has experience in leading GIS projects in the Ministry of Energy, Russian Map Agency, and Government of Moscow. Her current activity includes teaching a course at Moscow State University on using the Google Earth Engine platform for advanced remote sensing data analysis. She provides workshops and training on open-source software applications for various environmental issues within the Environmental System Laboratory at CEU and the American University of Central Asia. In addition, she participates in different projects related to spatial data analysis including cloud computing and machine learning.  

Target Group

The workshop is targeted at representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), researchers and civil society.

Additional information

The Visualizing and Analyzing Spatial Information with QGIS 2020 workshop continues the series of joint UN-CEU training events under the ISEPEI Project “Bridging ICTs and the Environment”. The ISEPEI Project aims to address the gap between geospatial industry and environmental practitioners by providing in-service education and professional training for environmental decision-makers and practitioners, who are in a position to greatly benefit from this data revolution to better shape management strategies and to make more informed, data-driven decisions.

Price of the workshop: 450 EUR

Discounts are available for fee-paying participants attending the core workshops.

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ISEPEI reserves the right to cancel the course if it fails to meet the requirement of minimum enrolment. We will inform all applicants until April 28 about the confirmation or cancellation of the course.  Should the course be canceled, ISEPEI or summer school will refund 100% of the fee paid. Participants should not purchase tickets or book accommodations before the confirmation date, as the summer school or ISEPEI can only reimburse the fee but no other costs.