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Become an open-source GIS professional with the OSGIS Academy QGIS online course program



The OSGIS Academy is an initiative to provide the most comprehensive, structured and efficient online courses on open-source GIS solutions. Primary focus is on QGIS and PostGIS, the leading free and open-source GIS and database solution.


The OSGIS Academy QGIS online course program consists of two modules. Module 1 for beginners who need an easy, step-by-step introduction on how to get started, import data, perform typical GIS analysis and present their data and analysis. Module 2 is for more advanced professionals who want to perform more complex GIS analysis and learn how to automate their work with the QGIS Graphical Modeler, Python processing scripts, PostGIS databases and Spatial SQL. In addition, Module 2 also include a guide and template to easily setup your own free mobile-friendly Leaflet web-map solution and publish data from QGIS to the web.


The OSGIS Academy QGIS course program is a self-paced course you download, keep and take when you want. Estimate approx. 8 hrs. to complete each module.


Learn more about the modules below or view the course program brochure.

Module 1 - Beginner level


Featuring the new QGIS version 3.


The OSGIS Academy QGIS course Module 1 is designed to give beginner-level participants an understanding of the possibilities within QGIS and the practical ability to:


  • Import, connect and explore geographic information of various formats
  • Create and edit geographic information
  • Query and analyse geographic information
  • Convert, export and present geographic information


With the aim of taking you from novice to productive in the most efficient and understandable way, this course has a clear hands-on how-to approach. Although designed for beginners with no or little experience in QGIS, it is assumed participants already have a basic conceptual understanding of what a geographic information system is and why you may want to apply it in your profession. Hence, less time in this course is spent on explaining the basic concepts and theoretical aspects of GIS, mapping and computing in general. This is QGIS in practice.


Detailed content, Module 1:


1. Getting started


  • Download and installation
  • User interface
  • Tool panels
  • Settings
  • Project files
  • Coordinate system


2. Data connection, import and creation 


  • WMS
  • WFS
  • Vector files (including symbology and thematic map presentation)
  • Raster files
  • Databases (connecting to a PostGIS database)
  • Creating user-defined datasets
  • Data registration and editing


3. Data selection and conversion, queries and analysis


  • Selecting features in the map
  • Data conversion
  • Query attribute data
  • Generating buffer zones
  • Overlay analysis


4. Data export and presentation


  • Export to Excel
  • Export to Google Earth
  • Print layout
  • 3D presentation and animation




Course material included, Module 1:


  • Quick course guidance document
  • 88 p. course booklet with step-by-step how-to illustrations and instructions
  • To-the-point demonstration videos, one for each course chapter
  • All required example data to follow the course and practice on your own computer
  • Opportunity to ask course instructor questions relating to the course via email
  • Module 1 certificate


The course is available for download immediately after purchase and you keep the course for as long and many repetitions as you like.


Module 1, Personal use and certificate

Module 2 - Advanced level


Featuring the new QGIS version 3.


The OSGIS Academy QGIS course Module 2 is designed to give participants an understanding of the more advanced possibilities in QGIS and the practical ability to:


  • Perform classical vector geoprocessing and analysis
  • Perform raster calculation and terrain analysis 
  • Building QGIS processing models and edit QGIS Python processing scripts
  • Working with PostGIS databases, QGIS Database Manager and building Spatial SQL queries


It is assumed participants already have some knowledge about GIS in general and basic skills in QGIS similar to what is taught in the OSGIS Academy Module 1 course. Practical exercises based on example cases is an essential part of Module 2.


Detailed content, Module 2:


1. Spatial analysis in QGIS, introduction


  • Vector analysis
  • Raster analysis
  • Processing toolbox


2. Exercise A: Population within horizontal and driving distance from a planned Hospital location


  • Table join
  • Buffer processing
  • Intersection Overlay analysis
  • Driving-distance isochrone map calculation
  • Statistics


3. Exercise B: Terrain analysis and terrain classification of a forest


  • Elevation analysis with raster calculator
  • Slope analysis
  • Aspect analysis
  • Raster to vector conversion
  • Vector overlay analysis
  • Field calculator


4. Automated geoproceessing


  • QGIS Graphical Modeler
  • Python processing scripts
  • Batch-processing
  • PostGIS and QGIS Database Manager
  • Spatial SQL


Extra: Web publishing from QGIS to your own mobile-friendly Leaflet webmap solution (step-by-step setup guide and ready to publish template).


Course material included, Module 2:


  • Quick course guidance document
  • 98 p. course booklet with step-by-step how-to illustrations and instructions
  • To-the-point demonstration videos, one for each course chapter
  • PostGIS installation and setup guide for Windows
  • All required example data to follow the course and practice on your own computer
  • Leaflet web-map setup guide and template
  • Opportunity to ask course instructor questions relating to the course via email
  • Module 2 certificate


The course is available for download immediately after purchase and you keep the course for as long and many repetitions as you like.

Module 2, Personal use and certificate

Module 1 + Module 2, Personal use and certificates

Module 1 + Module 2, Multi-user Company License

*All prices in US dollars.

Contact



Email: info@osgis.academy

OSGIS Academy, c/o Strutz Mapmatix, Krillåsveien 31, 1392 Norway

Org. number: NO-995542269