The first class will be held August 31-Sept 2nd from 12 to 4 EST (12 hours). Cost is $200 dollars and you get a certificate from the QGIS Organization (so part of the money flows back to QGIS). This is an introductory price because the first class out of the gate will be a bit exciting.
Cost is $200 US
The Intro class covers 5ish basic things about QGIS: Interface, Data, Symbology, Editing, and Layouts. The whole goal is you aren’t scared of QGIS and stand a good chance at making a map at the end. You might even see a reason to use Geopackage OR you’re able to pull in some ESRI File Based Geodatabases. Easy Simple.
This one gets more complicated. We cover: Field Calculator, Processing tools, Models, Editing, Forms, and SQL/Virtual Layers. There is a good chance that by the end of August it will contain a section on Layouts. Right now I’m at 12 hours (so this class will be three 4 hour days) but you may end up with 16 hours worth of material.
The assumption is walking into the class you know:
- Something about Geopackages and data formats in general (You could run this all with Shapefiles or Spatialite – but I’m running with Geopackages for now).
- Are very familiar with the QGIS Interface
- Aren’t scared of typing (but I’m giving you the option of copying and pasting code to cut down on confusion)
- Projections aren’t scary
- You can symbolize data
If you don’t please take the Intro class – Trust me you’ll have fun.
Essentially you are comfortable with QGIS and you aren’t someone developing plugins or programming QGIS. If you are doing that – you’re good unless you just want to take the class for fun.
The Goal of the Class:
- Take a hard look at Field Calculator and look at Expressions and Functions.
- Look at processing tools and building models.
- We take a look at editing and setting up fields and how field calculator plays a role in this. We also look at data cleanup.
- Forms come into play and you can set up small tools to help you create and more easily maintain data.
- We end with virtual layers and dig into SQL
- **Maybe Layouts and Atlas. Maybe.
What happens next? All good things come in 3s – so there is one more class in the works and it will probably be connecting QGIS up to PostGIS. There is also a good chance there will be a series of small one day classes centered around a few topics I get asked about frequently – like mobile data collection and data cleanup. Maybe. That’s a lot of training and I need to start making some plans on that end. I’m still working with clients and I can’t bog myself down in a ton of training.