Data Academy Course


About this course

Unleash the power of QGIS! This four-hour workshop is designed for both new GIS users and those who are familiar with GIS. We will become familiar with core mapping functionality in QGIS and explore the ease with which it accomplishes basic data management, geoprocessing functions and visualization.

The class will consist of three short lecture/demonstrations paired with self-paced exercises.

What you’ll learn in this course

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

  • Tell a story and solve a problem with a map;
  • Complete basic data acquisition, management and visualization by integrating data from the City Open Data portal and other open source data sources (Natural Earth, OpenStreetMap, etc.).

For students interested in extending their skills, we will also explore:

  • Geocoding;
  • Cartographic map production