QGIS AND GRASS GIS COURSE, FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

ONLINE TRAINING

START DATE: 16TH OF JANUARY | 1ST OF MAY (140 hours)

PRICE: 400 € (Standard fee) | 360€ (Student / Unemployed fee)

The primary goal of the course is to provide extensive training (from beginner to advanced) in QGIS, a free and open source desktop geographic information system software with a complex working environment that allows users to analyze and edit spatial data. QGIS supports multiple data types (vector and raster formats), web services, and a variety of useful geoprocessing commands and utilities due to its integration with the GDAL and OGR libraries. QGIS is also integrated with other open-source GIS packages, such as GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System), allowing for the processing of digital satellite images and other features.

The course is divided into units of varying difficulty to help students learn the fundamental concepts of a Geographical Information System, as well as how to work with vectorial, alphanumeric, and raster data, use geo-processing tools to perform advanced spatial analysis, create maps, etc.

Students who register for this online course will have access to our virtual e-learning platform (which is available 24 hours). Here, they will find the course content, the practical and evaluation exercises, the forum discussion, and much more. One of the benefits of this course is that students can receive real-time support and assistance from the instructor whenever needed. The support for course-related issues is provided via direct messages and forum discussions on the platform, as well as via email or online meetings.

  • Emphasize the significance and utility of a Geographic Information System (GIS), as well as its integration and applicability in a wide range of professional sectors.
  • A general overview of the fundamental skills required for QGIS and GRASS GIS handling, as well as the key concepts employed by a GIS system.
  • Discover all of the potential problems that may arise during the execution of GIS projects, as well as their solutions, through hands-on exercises.
  • Gain experience in data preparation, layout development, map creation, and the delivery of various mapping products.
  • Learn how to use GIS key tools in a professional and appropriate manner, as well as how to use vector and raster data information to develop complex spatial analyses.
  • Create topologies for vector editing, network analysis for finding the best routes, closest facility or service areas around a specific location.
  • Begin programming with Python and create your own complex tools to help you with your work.
  • Manage Lidar datasets and create cartographic viewers.

Part 1. QGIS Beginner level

1 - INTRODUCTION IN QGIS

  • About QGIS
  • Characteristics of QGIS
  • Start using QGIS

2 - QGIS TOOLS

  • QGIS Configuration
  • General tools
  • Working with projections
  • QGIS Browser

3 - VECTOR DATA MANAGEMENT AND TABLES

  • Introduction
  • Vector and alphanumeric data visualization
  • Editing data
  • Working with Vector Data
  • Working with tables

Practical exercise 3: Working with vector data and tables, operations with vector and alphanumeric data.

4 - WORKING WITH RASTER DATA

  • Introduction
  • Display raster data
  • Raster calculator
  • Working with images

Practical exercises 4: Working with raster data and operations with images.

5 - QGIS PLUGINS

  • Additional modules of QGIS or “plugins”
  • Description of Plugins incorporated in QGIS
  • Operations through “plugins”

Practical exercises 5: Different QGIS “plugins” and their applications: GDAL library tool, georeferencing, coordinate capture, format converter.

6 - INTEGRATION WITH GRASS GIS

  • GRASS plugin
  • Loading raster and vector data
  • GRASS tools
  • Create and edit vector layers
  • Work with raster data

Practical exercises 6: Handling GRASS tools: Location, Mapset, etc.

7 - CREATE MAPS AND RELATED PRODUCTS

  • Creation tools
  • Graphic elements
  • Atlases generation
  • Graphic output creations

Practical exercises 7: Map creation with QGIS.

Part 2. QGIS Advanced level

1 - RELATIONAL DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND SPATIAL DATA.

  • Database design
  • Database connections, Table joins
  • Spatial joins, generate new statistics and new data using table and spatial data information
  • POSTGRESQL and POSTGIS
    – Different types of data that can be included in a database
    – How to install PostgreSQL. How to use PostGIS in OpenGeo Suite
    – Create and manage data in PostGIS
    – How to handle PostGIS in OpenGeo Suite. Import and export shapefiles (layers)

Practical Exercise 1: Creation and management of Databases.

2 - SPATIAL ANALYSIS USING VECTOR DATA

  • Geo-processing tools for vector analysis
  • Generating sampling grids
  • Multicriterial analysis

Practical Exercise 2: Generating sampling grids for the study of population evolution and density.

3 - BASIC OPERATIONS WITH RASTER DATA

  • Conversion tools: Raster, Vector, ASCII, KML.
  • Generate digital models of elevation using vector data, ASCII and TIN files.
  • Querying and masking raster data for obtaining new information
  • Merging raster files

Practical Exercise 3: File conversion and Digital Terrain Models development.

4 - ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS USING RASTER DATA

  • Reclassify rasters, euclidean distances, boolean operations on layers, raster aggregation and data conversion
  • Map algebra (Raster calculator), mathematical operations between rasters, cell statistics
  • Data interpolation techniques (IDW, kriging, natural neighbor)
  • Contour, slope, hillshade, aspect and visibility maps
  • Hydrological study: drainage networks, flow direction, watershed basins, catchment areas
  • Performing Multicriteria raster analysis, basic concepts and weights (the most important component of the MCDA model), weighted layers’ combination, non-compensatory analysis, least cost path analysis

Practical Exercise 4: Viewshed Analysis, hydrological analysis and advance multicriteria analysis

5 - 3D VISUALISATION

  • Convert 2D data to 3D data
  • Genereate 3D profiles
  • 3D Visualisation of raster and vector data
  • Map animations

Practical Exercise 5: 3D scene generation.

6 - NETWORK ANALYSIS USING PGROUTING

  • Graph Generation
    Introduction
    – Network elements
    – Impedances
    Necessary attributes
    – Length (Distances)
    – Speed
    – Time
    – Address (one way)
    – Cost/reverse costRDBMS PostgresQL/PostGIS
    Topology
    – Graphs
    – PostGIS
  • Routing calculations with the QGIS
    Pgrouting tool
    Simple route
    Calculating shortest routes with pgRouting.
    – pgr_Dijsktra
    – pgr_kDijstra
    – pgr_aStar
    – pgr_drivingDistance
    – computation of Isochrones pgr alphaShape

Practical Exercise 6: Routes calculation with pgRouting.

7 - PYTHON PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE (PYQGIS)

  • Variables, data types, reserved words, operations to perform
  • Lists, tuples, dictionaries, classes
  • Loops and conditions
  • How to integrate Python in QGIS
  • PYQGIS and PYQT. Two APIS for QGIS
    – What is an API and what does it include?
    – Step by step explication of code components
    – Functionality of pyQGIS
    – Functionality of pyQT

8 - LIDAR DATA MANAGEMENT IN QGIS

  • QGIS and Lidar. LSTOOLS
    – How to install LSTOOLS for QGIS
    – Configuration
    – 2D and 3D visualization for Lidar data
  • QGIS and Lidar. FUSION
    – How to install FUSION for QGIS
    – Configuration
  • Processing Lidar data in QGIS
    – DEM Generation
    – Relief maps
    – Slope maps

9 - DEVELOPMENT OF A CARTOGRAPHIC VIEWER IN QGIS

  • What is a cartographic viewer?
  • Plugins tools in QGIS for viewer development
  • QGIS Cloud

Evaluation: Development and publishing of a cartographic viewer on the web. Use of social networks

Catalin Cimpianu

With a Phd in Remote Sensing and GIS applied in hydrology and flood management, an MSc in Geomatics, and a BSc in Spatial Planning from Iasi, Romania’s “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University, Catalin is a GIS consultancy professional and trainer at TYC GIS Soluciones Integrales.

He has over 6 years of experience with various geospatial software products (ArcGIS Desktop, QGIS), data collection, spatial analysis, geographical information manipulation, map creation, environmental consultancy, and other related subjects.

Why should we learn to use QGIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are rapidly spreading and becoming an indispensable tool in a wide range of professions, including engineering, environment, geography, geology and mining, emerging sciences, and geomarketing. QGIS is the best open source GIS software product because of its large online support community, which always favors up-to-date status, continuous development of new capabilities, easy integration with other open source packages, and improved performance with each release.

Do I need previous QGIS training?

No, the course starts from the very beginning. You do not need any prior QGIS knowledge..

I do not have the software QGIS, what are my options?

QGIS is open source software that is free to use and can be downloaded from the official website (http://www.qgis.org/en/site/). It is extremely simple to obtain and install on your computer. However, we have included a help manual in each course that will come in handy if you want to download and install QGIS on your local machine.

Moodle, the world’s most popular learning platform, is used to deliver our online courses. It is a highly adaptable Learning Management System that can be used to conduct and access courses, complete practical exercise tasks, interact with teaching staff in person, or benefit from support and resources at any time.

The online platform is available 24 hours a day, and the student can request assistance at any time. The instructors will serve as supervisors throughout the training process, assisting students with any difficulties they may encounter along the way.

The course is divided into modules, making it simple for students to find training material, download information, complete practical exercises, and take assessments to validate their newly acquired skills. The instructors will assist students throughout the course, providing progressive help and information based on their progress.

400 € (Standard fee) / 360 € (Student / Unemployed fee)*

*To receive this discount, you must include a copy of a document proving your situation (student or unemployed).

** If you want to know the price in other currencies, use the online converter below: The Money Converter

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First step. Fill out the registration form found below and email it to training@tycgis.com.

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The second step. We will send you an enrollment guide with all of the information you need to finish the registration process. The enrollment guide will include details about the course’s content and structure, the time period it will run, and the software and licenses required. Payment methods will also be specified.

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Step three. Complete the payment and email the receipt to training@tycgis.com.

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Step four. We will confirm your registration to the course via email once we confirm the payment.

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STUDENTS OPINIONS

A professional and very aducational course. Highly recommended.
Beatriz Carbonell BarriosGeologist