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Intro to GIS using QGIS

Wouldn’t it be great if ArcGIS was lessexpensive, easier to use, and more versatile? Never fear, QGIS is here! QGIS is a free and open-source Geographic Information System (GIS) software that allows you to create, edit, visualize, analyze and publish geospatial data on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. This workshop will introduce users to introductory GIS concepts using QGIS and will cover topics including: What is GIS and who is using it? What are the different GIS softwares and why is QGIS a great option?

We will also do a hands-onactivity in QGIS that involves exploring demographic and conflict data throughout the country of Jordan. The activity will include:

  • Adding GIS data to QGIS –including shapefiles and excel data using Lat/Longs
  • How to symbologize (stylize) the data appropriately
  • How to use tools such as Select by Expression, Buffers, Clip.
  • How to create a final map composition including all necessary map elements.

This course is designed for any student, faculty or staff who wants to learn more about the different GIS platforms and how to perform simple analyses and create a static map with QGIS.

Resources needed: QGIS - can download for free for Windows/Mac or accessed over the Virtual Desktop  

This workshop will be offered via zoom: 

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Meeting ID: 989 6396 9769
Passcode: 123

Monday, April 12, 2021
10:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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Carolyn Talmadge

Senior GIS Specialist
Tufts Data Labs
Research Technology
Tufts Technology Services