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QGIS project workshop

January 27 @ 17:30 - 20:00


Do you want to hone your QGIS skills and work in one of the best Open Source Geographic Information Systems? This workshop is meant for all of you, who want to practice geospatial methods, cartographic designing and get better at working on a full project from start to end, i.e. from where I find my data, to preprocessing, and finally displaying it in an appealing, nice looking map.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create a spatial index of vulnerability to heat using geospatial vector and raster data, as well as data from the 2016 Canadian Census. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of geospatial data
  • Learn the basics of QGIS and common types of data used
  • Work with shapefiles and CSVs
  • Join non-spatial data with spatial data
  • Manipulate geographic shapefiles
  • Calculate summary statistics
  • Normalize data
  • Create an index
  • Design and publish a map

Prerequisite: Some background knowledge (e.g., GEOG 201) in GIS would be helpful. You need to have QGIS ver. 3.18 and above installed on your computer. You can download it free of charge for Mac, Windows, and Linux at https://www.qgis.org.

This workshop will take approximately 2.5 hours on Zoom. Registration will be open until 12 pm the same day of the workshop. The instructor, Reiko Kobayashi, will send you the Zoom link and further instructions shortly before the workshop starts.

Source material: Prof. Anna Kramer, URBP 505


January 27
17:30 - 20:00
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