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Introduction to QGIS: A Self-directed Workshop 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration for this workshop is now closed, all seats have been filled

Do you have a research question that you'd like to envision geographically? Maybe you'd like to study neighborhoods to target a market or measure the distribution of public services. Or perhaps you want to visualize various resources or socio-economic and demographic characteristics across the country or around the world. Have you ever wanted to add a map to a report or presentation, but couldn't find one that suits your needs?

This introductory workshop showcases the basic and fundamental principles of using geographic information systems (GIS) to process geospatial data, conduct geographical analyses, and create maps using the free and open source QGIS software package. In this remote and self-directed series, participants will attend an introductory GIS presentation and orientation session via Zoom, and then will spend one week working through exercises in a comprehensive GIS workbook. The workbook includes clear step-by-step instructions with screenshots, and separate commentary that explains each task. Halfway through the week, participants can attend an optional drop-in session for assistance with the material, and at the end of the week the series concludes with a second Zoom session to summarize what we have learned, demonstrate free sources of GIS data, and provide participants with the opportunity to ask specific questions that pertain to their own research projects.