#maptimeDavis: Intro to QGIS


Intro to QGIS Workshop

This workshop is a part of the #maptimeDavis workshop series.


Monday, September 25th from 2:00-4:00, DSI Classroom, room 360 Shields Library


Bring your laptop with QGIS (2.18) installed – visit QGIS.org for free download


This workshop will introduce participants to QGIS, a powerful open source GIS software.  The workshop will cover typical basic GIS software workflow needs such as loading data, changing the way data is displayed, and where to find analysis tools.  In addition, participants will learn strategies for finding help with QGIS and tutorials for home learning.


QGIS is a free and open source desktop GIS software.  Since its initial development in 2002, QGIS has become one of the industry’s leading software options for GIS.  QGIS is used by researchers across the world as well as by many California and Federal agencies in the US.  QGIS allows users to access a number of other GIS software packages through its graphical user interface including GRASS as well as user-contributed scripts and plug-ins.

Event Recap:

About 40 people attended this workshop, making significant progress through the lab materials provided.  Additionally, several people made connections with on-campus resources and met new contacts working on similar research questions.  Materials for the workshop can be found on our GitHub Repository.

About micheletobias

I lead two lives - one as an artist and the other as a scientist. More and more I'm finding my two worlds colliding, and it's not the disaster you might expect.

3 thoughts on “#maptimeDavis: Intro to QGIS

  1. Will this workshop be on webcasted for those who can’t be in Davis that day.
    I live in SoCal and always find your workshops interesting.
    Please consider that.
    Thank you


    1. Hi Essia! There are a lot of good online videos for how to use QGIS. #maptimeDavis is intended to give people the opportunity to learn with the help of instructors in person, so watching it online won’t be an ideal way to learn. Email Michele Tobias and she’ll help you with some resources better suited to home learning.


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