Libraries Workshop Series: Mapping Data with QGIS 1: Learn the Basics of GIS
February 21, 2020
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Library, W.E.B. Du Bois
UMass Amherst Campus
New to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and not sure where to start? You’re in luck. This workshop will cover the basics of GIS, including coordinate systems and the types of geospatial data (vectors vs. rasters). SKILLS GAINED: Attendees will practice opening a sample spatial dataset in QGIS, identifying the dataset’s coordinate system, reprojecting the data to a new system, and changing the display properties to visually explore the attribute data.
Audience: Advanced undergraduates, Graduate students, Faculty, Staff