Introduction to QGIS

  • Start Date: May 03, 2019
  • End Date: May 03, 2019
  • Time: 9am - 4pm
  • City: Revelstoke, BC
  • Venue: Okanagan College - 1401 1 St W, Revelstoke, BC, Rm 105
  • Instructor: Richard Johnson
  • This course was full with wait list - contact us to find out when we'll host this course again

Workshop Description

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. In a hands-on environment, students will load basic maps, add lines, shapes, overlay images, create contour maps, add labels and produce high quality maps for print or digital presentation. A basic knowledge of GIS will be helpful to students, but is not crucial.

There will be minimal formal presentation, most of student time will be spent working on their own computer with instructional support. Coffee will be available throughout the day and students are free to move about and take breaks as needed.

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Our Instructor

Richard Johnson is a geological engineer who has worked in the petroleum industry for over thirty years prior to moving to the Slocan Valley in 2007. He has over thirty years of experience teaching courses to students, he is one of the founders of the Slocan Wetland Assessment and Monitoring Project (SWAMP) and after 8 years on the board of the Columbia Basin Watershed Network he continues to serve on their science committee who offer an annual mapping program with Selkirk College. Richard continues to perform hydrogeological studies, aquifer mapping, satellite image interpretation, and teach QGIS!




This course 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.





The Columbia Mountains Institute would like to give a big THANK YOU to our event partner:

Okanagan College – Revelstoke Centre


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  • Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0
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