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Workshop – Intro to GIS with QGIS (#maptimeDavis)

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get started learning GIS or working with QGIS!

Please RSVP via our Registration Link


This introductory-level workshop will focus upon the fundamental concepts and skills needed to explore and analyze data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software with examples using the QGIS platform.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

-Define GIS and geospatial concepts and terminology.
-Know the difference between vector and raster data types
-Properly connect and add data to a QGIS project
-Know where to find the attributes of your data in QGIS
-Perform basic selections and queries in QGIS
-Symbolize data by attributes
-Assemble a basic map for export

Concepts Covered:  Desktop GIS; Cartography; Raster Data; Vector Data; Data Visualization

Speaker: Veronica Herrera

Veronica Herrera is a master’s student in the Geography graduate group. Veronica researches the effects of long-term public policy and urban planning in today’s cities, with a particular focus on how different levels of public infrastructure investment historically create unequal patterns of neighborhood-scale economic productivity. Veronica’s experience involves extensive use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) through historical US census data, TIGER/Line shapefiles, loan data, housing data, and banking data for solutions-oriented climate readiness projects that operationalized legislatively mandated regional Sustainable Community Strategies. Veronica also serves as a council member for #maptimeDavis, the Spatial Sciences Research & Learning Cluster at UC Davis.

Location: Seminar Room (room 1025) in the UC Davis PSEL (Physical Sciences & Engineering Library). Zoom details will be emailed upon registration for people wishing to attend online.

Prerequisites: Beginners are encouraged to attend this workshop! No prior experience with QGIS or other GIS software is needed, though attendees should be comfortable learning new computer applications, working with the basics of spreadsheets, and managing, organizing, and moving computer files on their operating system.

Software: You should download and install QGIS (the latest long term release or newer) on your computer. QGIS is avaialble for free from qgis.org for Mac, Windows, and Linux operating systems.

The data we’ll use in this workshop is available in this Box Folder Online.


April 19
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Tags:


Workshop Reader


Spatial Sciences Research Cluster


Seminar Room at PSEL (room 1025)