Introductory and Second Level QGIS
- Start Date: May 03, 2018
- End Date: May 04, 2018
- Time: 9am-4pm
- City: Cranbrook, BC
- Venue: College of the Rockies, Main Campus in Cranbrook, Rm TBA
- Instructor: Richard Johnson
- You have the option of signing up for both days, or just one of the days. See below for further information.
The free, open source QGIS program is used and supported by a world-wide array of developers. Learn how to use this program to produce maps from public databases and your own knowledge. The course will be presented in over two days, with the option of taking both days, or just day one or just day two.
Day one – Introduction to QGIS
In a hands-on environment, on their own computers, students will create basic maps, add lines, shapes, overlay images, create contours, add labels and produce high quality maps for print or digital presentation.
Day two – Second Level QGIS
Participants will expand their capabilities, working with raster, vector and satellite/air-photo imagery to become proficient using QGIS to solve more complex problems.
People that have taken the one day “Introduction to QGIS” through CMI (Nov 17, 2017 in Revelstoke) or through Columbia Basin Watershed Network (Oct 2016) can sign up for the second day only.
The course is a workshop so there will be minimal formal presentation. Most of the time the student will be working on their own computer.
For a copy of the course outline, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to QGIS (day 1) has been approved by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) as a for-credit course! Students will earn 6 continuing education credits SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program.
Second Level QGIS (day 2) – has been submitted for credit approval. Stay tuned!
Richard Johnson is a geological engineer who worked in the petroleum industry for over thirty years prior to moving to the Slocan Valley in 2007. He is one of the founders of the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) and is on the Columbia Basin Watershed Network Board of Directors. He does hydrogeological studies, aquifer mapping and satellite image interpretation. He has just over thirty years of experience teaching courses to students through his company Opus Petroleum Engineering Ltd. He can be reached at email@example.com
Preparation for the workshop
Students must bring their own computer and have QGIS 2.18 (Las Palmas) loaded and functioning. Students are expected to be able to open the program. There is a slight variation between the Windows and the Mac versions and Richard will be teaching from the Windows version.
Details on how to install and run the program can be found at http://docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/ “Getting Started” in the “Table of Contents” (left panel). Students will get more from the course if they do the “Sample Session” in the “Getting Started” section.
Students can download the QGIS 2.18 User Guide from http://docs.qgis.org/2.18/en/docs/user_manual/index.html Click on “User Guide/Manual PDF’s” in the left panel (Table of Contents). Window that opens will enable the student to download the Guide in sections.
There are many tutorials on the web. Richard’s favorite is by Ujaval Gandi at http://www.qgistutorials.com/en/ Although it was written for previous versions of QGIS, much of it is still relevant to the 2.18 version.
A data package will be provided to registered students. It will contain all of the example data that we will be working with in the class. Richard will also provide follow-up for one month after the course for individuals who have questions and problems.
If you wish to get a better understand of GIS before you come to this course, you could use these resources here
Registration for this course includes catered refreshment breaks. Students are on their own for lunch; the college cafeteria will be open during this course.
Introduction to QGIS (day 1)
Member rate: $151*
Non-member rate: $196
Second Level QGIS (day 2)
Member rate: $151*
Non-member rate: 196
* You can purchase and/or renew your annual CMI membership at the same time as you register. See here for membership details.
Where to stay?
We have set up a room-block at the Elizabeth Lake Lodge, a 10 minute drive from the college. Discounted room rates are available for $95 single occupancy, $105 double occupancy, and $130 for any of our larger suites. Call (250) 426-6114 for reservations and mention the CMI rate. Or, if you book online, mention the CMI rate in the comment section and the lodge will update the rate and send out a new confirmation. Rooms will be held until April 6, 2018.
A few points of interests:
· All rooms will have a small kitchen area and look out over the bird sanctuary.
· Canada’s most challenging mini golf course will be in operation during your visit.
· There is a patio area with a large gas fireplace which is nice for evening visiting.