If you want to start learning how to use QGIS, a free and open source GIS software package, there are some excellent free resources out there.
Discover Spatial is offering a free five lesson QGIS video tutorial. Aimed towards those interested in learning more about this open source GIS software, the tutorials cover the following areas: Why QGIS?, Identifying the main elements of the QGIS interface, Loading Shapefiles, Creating a map, Advanced styling techniques, Classifying vector data, Preparing a map for export & […]
Esri has launched a new initiative that offers free ArcGIS Online based classroom learning materials. The first collection, called the Earth Science GeoInquiry Collection, provides fifteen web-mapping lessons for middle school students. “Earth Science GeoInquiries provide a substantial change in the way we, as educators, use mapping and geographic analysis with […]
Mastering QGIS is designed to bring users who want to go beyond the basics of QGIS to an advanced level of QGIS expertise. The book provides step-by-step examples covering the areas of database integration, geoprocessing tools, Python scripts, advanced cartography, and custom plugins. Mastering QGIS is written by Kurt Menke, […]
Registration is now open for a free GIS course entitled, “Skills for the Digital Earth“. This MOOC (massive open online course) is a four-week course offered from March 1 to March 28, 2015 which introduces how location technologies are used in society. The course is free, open, and requires no prior experience in GIS […]
A new course on learning the open source GIS package, QGIS, is being offered to free via Canvas, an open-source learning management system. The QGIS course, which is in beta, was developed by Richard Smith, an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, and Kurt Menke, a GIS Specialist at Bird’s Eye View. Students can start enrolling […]