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Indepth Research Services (IRES) -Training and Professional Consulting in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Emerging Technologies
- Quantum GIS
- 16.10.2012 - 17.10.2012
- IRES Training Centre - Nairobi
- GIS and Remote Sensing
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is a user friendly Free and Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) that runs on Windows, Linux, Unix, and Mac OSX and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities. Quantum GIS provides a continuously growing number of capabilities provided by core functions and plugins. You can visualize, manage, edit, analyze data, and compose printable maps. Open source GIS is becoming increasingly popular worldwide and Quantum GIS is one example of a range of alternatives.
The course will introduce Quantum GIS (QGIS) as an open source geographic information systems software package. The basic tools and functionality of the software will be demonstrated as well as a number of more advanced functions. Participants will get hands-on experience of the software in order to gain a clear and concise understanding of its usage.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Quantum GIS (QGIS) is the ideal professional desktop GIS for any application. If you are new to GIS, new to Open Source GIS or have been using other GIS software and want to learn how to work in Quantum GIS, this course is right for you.
- What is a map, what is a layer
- Vector primitives (point, line, polygon)
- Vector vs. raster representation
- GIS data sources
- Shape of the Earth, geoid, ellipsoid
- Scale concept (small, big)
- Thematic maps
- Coordinate Reference System (global and local [national?])
- Popular vector and raster formats (SHP, geoTIFF, GML, ...)
- OGC standards
- Where and search for help
- Reporting errors
- QGIS development cycle
- Available QGIS versions
Basic QGIS usage
- Program installation
- Initial configuration (settings, CRS, on the fly projection, ...)
- Map display (zooms, layers order)
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Plugins (search and installation)
- Identify features
Map content display
- Vector layers symbology
- Vector classification methods
- Feature labeling
- Raster layers display
- WMS layers
- Measurement (distance, area)
- Georeferencing images
- Digitizing and editing
- Snapping tolerance, topology errors
- Creating a new Shapefile, attribute table building
- CSV import
- Attribute modification
- SQL query builder
- Field calculator
Simple data analysis
- Selection by location
- Selection by attribute
- Extraction of selected features
- Map components and composition
- Resolution concept
- Formats (jpg, png, tiff, SVG, pdf)
- Map decorations (north arrow, scale bar, legend etc)
Open Street Map
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.TRAINING FEES
The standard Fees for the training is KES 35,200 or USD 470 Exclusive of VAT (Add 16%). The training fee covers tuition, training materials, refreshments and lunch.
Discount on training fees payment
Payment two weeks before training commencement date
Payment two weeks before commencement date for a minimum of five participants
TRAINING VENUE AND ACCOMMODATION
The training is residential, and will be held at Sportsview Hotel, Kasarani. Applicants are highly encouraged to stay at the hotel where the training is held.
The standard course fee is KES 35,200 or USD 470. This covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
The rooms’ rate is approximately US$ 60 per day. This includes bed, breakfast and dinners. Note this is a negotiated rate between IRES and the Hotel management.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
HOW TO APPLY
Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.
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