Introduction to QGIS for ArcGIS users – Aug 21 2015 – Norcross Georgia

Jul 10, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia, GIS, Open Source GIS, QGIS

….Aaand the class pops back up again. I’ve moved all training to be more of a quarterlyafair. Probably next year I’ll lay the entire year out in January. It’s been easier for me because I work and concentrate on customers more and training less. Knowledge is great – clean data and happy clients are much better.

For those of you wondering “Is it going to cover the new release?” Sort of. “Sort of??!” . Yes – 2.8.x is a long term release. The new 2.10 which is coming at any moment is important and I’m going to talk about it – but the core work will be in 2.8. What if you bring a laptop with 2.10? Everything works perfectly fine. Want to bring some data? DO IT.

So….without further adieu…

Location: 4275 Shackleford Road #175 Norcross Georgia 30093

Length of workshop: Approximately 8 hours
Topics Covered:

  • Interface and installation
  • Symbology
  • Map Production
  • Editing
  • Plugins

Price: $325

What to expect from this workshop: Learning new software can be intimidating for some especially if you are used to a certain product that you have been using for years. (Anyone remember switching from ArcView GIS 3.x to ArcGIS Desktop 8.x?) Or perhaps you are new to GIS and looking for an affordable, user-friendly alternative to other popular GIS software. This is an introduction to QGIS that will get you familiar with the interface and many tools and features that will assist you with viewing, editing, analyzing, creating, managing, and serving GIS data in a variety of formats. Though QGIS is definitely a powerful tool to add to your GIS toolkit, it has some limitations and challenges that will be discussed in this workshop.

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