QGIS for ArcGIS Users

Course Overview

This is a one-day course that will teach current users of Esri’s ArcGIS how to use the widely popular open source QGIS desktop GIS software. In this course we will help users wishing to transition to the QGIS Desktop from ArcGIS Desktop software. This course is not designed to teach GIS, so users are expected to be familiar with what GIS is and basic GIS capabilities.

Agenda

Overview of QGIS

What is GIS
GIS Data
What is QGIS
Why use open source
The QGIS user interface

Working with GIS data

Vector data
Raster data
Tabular data
Web Mapping Services
Symbology
Selecting data
Spatial analysis 

Creating maps

Composing a map document
Adding map elements
Printing maps

Working with plugins

What are plugins
Installing plugins

QGIS for ArcGIS Users

Learn how to use QGIS, the open source desktop GIS software.
Next class: TBD