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This introductory manual for learning GIS with QGIS was used in a day-long workshop held at Baruch each semester, which is open to Baruch and CUNY affiliates. For more information and registration visit the practicum page on the GIS Research Guide Anyone and everyone is welcome to use this tutorial for personal or classroom use under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. However, you may not copy and re-host this material on another website.

For QGIS 3.10 A Coruna (current LTR release)

Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software

9th 10th edition (Apr 20192020)

QGIS example

QGIS Software for Download

The manual was written for QGIS version 23.18 10 (Las PalmasA Coruna), which is the curent current Long Term Release version. Because there are enough differences between versions you should download and install 23.18 10 if you are taking the workshop.

The QGIS website gives you the option to download the Latest Release or Long Term Release - this workshop always uses the Long Term Release. 3.4 Madeira 10 A Coruna is currently the current LTR release.