Workshop #7: Offline mapping with QGIS
Tuesday, November 5th, 2012, 4-5:45PM
Trainer: Mehdi Semchaoui (CartoExpert) is consultant and teacher in Geographic Information Systems. He works both in France and abroad for consultancy in geomatics and GIS trainings. Member of OSGEO-fr, Mehdi is also intervening in universities and promotes everyday the free softwares like QGIS, GeoServer or PostGIS.
Objective: presentation and hands-on exercises on QGIS
Audience: this workshop is aimed for a public of humanitarian professionals or geographers, who have basic knowledge in mapping and information management, but who want to acquire advanced skills with QGIS.
Training exercise (in French)
Participants must bring their own laptops to attend this workshop, with last QGIS version installed on it: download here (if you have Windows, choose "recommanded for new users").
1. Introduction to QGIS
a. Main principles of GIS
b. QGIS working principles
2. Using QGIS
a. Taking in hand the software (interface)
b. Adding, analyzing, choosing and updating data, using tables
c. Hands-on exercises with humanitarian data
At the end of the workshop, the participants will know how to use the main function of QGIS with their data, for professional applications in humanitarian work.