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Data Services Class Descriptions

Information, materials, and schedules for all currently offered Data Services classes
QGIS is an open source software package for geospatial analysis. This introductory workshop covers simple GIS analyses and visualizations within QGIS.

QGIS 3.18 Zürich (see alternative builds for some Mac OS downloads). Computer workstations with QGIS installed are available for in-person tutorials in Bobst 617. For remote tutorials, while some patrons decide to approach tutorials as a demonstration of the software, other patrons approach tutorials with a more “hands-on” approach and wish to interact with the software during the tutorial. If the latter is the case, we recommend referencing our supported software page for additional information on accessing the software prior to the tutorial.

Duration: 90 min

Room description:

As our global pandemic continues, some tutorials are held remotely and require NYU sign on to access, while others are held in person, without a remote component. Please note the correct modality and location of the tutorial when registering

Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of GIS is required. If attending virtually, you must download and install QGIS to follow along (see instructions)
Skills Taught / Learning Outcomes:
  • Perform basic geoprocessing operations for preparing vector GIS data
  • Convert tabular data to a GIS data format
  • Conduct geographic analyses using standard GIS tools and vector data
  • Create thematic maps using the principles of map projections, data classification, symbolization, and cartographic design
  • Locate GIS data on the web and consider the merits of different data sources
  • Identify other GIS topics (tools and techniques for analysis), data formats (raster, vector), and software (open source and ArcGIS) to pursue for future study
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