Classes at UNC in October 2016 on QGIS and GRASS

Sep 9, 2016 | GIS, GRASS, North Carolina, Open Source GIS, OSGEO, QGIS

From the email bag …and no this isn’t anything I’m doing but I support anyone doing this in the area.


Greetings, all!

Also, at UNC in Chapel Hill there will be a one week short course on Open Source (QGIS and GRASS) GIS that is open to the public. Two, 2-hour classes on QGIS and one 2-hour class on GRASS, running Oct. 24, 26, and 28:

http://www.irss.unc.edu/odum/contentSubpage.jsp?nodeid=21

Introduction to the QGIS Open Source Software: Part 1

Scott Madry
This will be the first of two, 2-hour hands-on workshops using the QGIS open source GIS package. This first workshop will begin with an overall introduction to the “OSGEO Stack” of open source GIS tools, including QGIS, GRASS, R and other tools. Then we will explore the QGIS software, which can run on Windows, Mac or Linux environments, runs in over 40 languages, and includes vector, raster, georegistration, and other capabilities, all using ESRI shapefiles as the basic vector data structure and Geotiffs as the basic raster data structure. The first workshop will be a general introduction to the QGIS user interface and will explore the various elementary functions, loading vector and raster data, etc. Additional tutorials and data will be made available to the participants so you can continue to work on your own. Feel free to bring your own laptop so you can download the software, tutorials, and data, or use a computer in the lab.

There is no fee for this course.

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.

Davis 247
Date: October 24, 2016

TImes: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Introduction to the QGIS Open Source Software: Part 2

Scott Madry
The second class will continue the introduction to the QGIS software. We will explore various plugins, including live linking OpenStreetMaps and Bing maps and images, creating cartographic maps using the composer cartographic interface, working with vector attribute tables, and downloading and working with raster satellite imagery. Web resources will be explored. Additional tutorials and data will be made available to the participants so you can continue to work on your own. Feel free to bring your own laptop so you can download the software, tutorials, and data, or use a computer in the lab.A

There is no fee for this course.

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.

Davis 247
Date: October 26, 2016

Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Introduction to the GRASS Open Source GIS and image processing software

Scott Madry
This third 2-hour workshop will cover the GRASS GIS package, which is included in the QGIS download and can be used either as a set of integrated tools in the QGIS environment, or run as the stand-alone GRASS package. GRASS is the original open source GIS package, and is a very powerful and integrated GIS, image processing, spatial analysis, visualization and modeling environment. The first hour of the workshop will use GRASS within the QGIS environment, where data can be used as GRASS files in the same environment as QGIS shapefiles, and can be converted easily between the two. The current QGIS software can now call all of the GRASS functions (over 400) remotely and does raster and vector data format conversion on the fly. In the second hour we will use GRASS in its stand-alone configuration. Additional tutorials and data will be made available to the participants so you can continue to work on your own. Feel free to bring your own laptop so you can download the software, tutorials, and data, or use a computer in the lab.

There is no fee for this course.

No registration required. UNC students, faculty, and staff will need to show their UNC OneCard.

Davis 247
Date: October 28, 2016

Times: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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