The Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) will be holding a two day practical workshop on the use of QGIS (previously known as “Quantum GIS”), a cross-platform free and open-source desktop GIS application that provides data viewing, editing, and analysis. The workshop will be facilitated by SSSI NSW Chair, Gaby van Wyk, with the first session held next Saturday, 30th January.
In all, the two day workshop includes 12 hours of training, 6 hours per day, and is inclusive of lunch.
- Day 1 – Saturday, 30th January 2016, 9:30am to 5pm
- 1 week break to practice what you have learnt
- Day 2 – Saturday, 6th February 2016, 9:30am to 5pm
Similar to other software GIS systems, QGIS allows users to create maps with many layers using different map projection and formats. QGIS allows maps to be composed of raster or vector layers. Different kinds of raster images are supported, and the software can georeference images.
The workshop will also cover QGIS integrattion with other open-source GIS packages, including PostGIS, GRASS, and MapServer, p written in Python or C++ extend QGIS’s capabilities, geoprocessing using fTools and interfacewith PostgreSQL/PostGIS, SpatiaLite and MySQL databases. For further information about QGIS, visit the QGIS website for technical information and case studies.
Attendance to both days is worth 12 NSW Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.
Name: QGIS 2 Day Workshop
Time: 9:30am – 5pm
Date: 30 January 2016 & 6 February 2016.
Venue: Cliftons Sydney
Address: Level 13, 60 Margaret Street, Sydney
Cost: SSSI Member $300, SSSI Student $150, Non Member $500, Alliance Rate $300