NOTE: An updated manual for QGIS 3.4 and new software links will be posted by the end of April 2019.
This manual is used in the 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.
Introduction to GIS Using Open Source Software
8th edition (July 2017)
QGIS Software for Download
The manual was written for QGIS version 2.18 (Las Palmas), which is the curent Long Term Release version. Because there are enough differences between versions you should download and install 2.18 if you are taking the workshop.
- MS Windows users: QGIS 2.18 (32 bit) - or - QGIS 2.18 (64 bit)
- MAC users (OS X Mountain Lion and newer): Download and install the dmg image QGIS 2.18.
- Linux users should consult the QGIS download page and follow the instructions to download the 2.18 release version for your distro.
The QGIS website gives you the option to download the Latest Release or Long Term Release - this workshop always uses the Long Term Release. 2.18 Las Palmas is currently the LTR release. Once QGIS transitions to using 3.4 Madeira as the LTR in spring 2019 the manual be revised to use the new version.